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Published on May 25th, 2011 | by Michael J Smith

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Busch Cited For Driving 128 MPH In A 45 MPH Zone

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch as clocked by a North Carolina sheriff’s deputy going 128 mph in a 45 mph zone and was cited for careless and reckless driving and speeding, according to Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Darren Campbell.

The deputy stopped Busch about 30 miles north of Charlotte. He was cited and released upon a written promise to appear in court.

Busch said:

I was test-driving a new sports car and I got carried away. I went beyond the speed I should have been going on a public road. I apologize to the public, my fans, sponsors, and race teams for my lack of judgment.

NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp said that this incident would not impact his status as a NASCAR driver and that he would be allowed to drive in the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend.

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2 Responses to Busch Cited For Driving 128 MPH In A 45 MPH Zone

  1. Leon Hammack says:

    It sure appears that ol Kylie Busch received preferential treatment regarding his 128 mph in a 45 mph zone! In most states when you are cited for wreckless driving and/or an excessive amount over the speed limit, usually more than 25 mph over, you get cuffed and taken to jail immediately!

    Not ol Kylie! He just gets a citation….come on!!!

  2. Michael J Smith says:

    Hi Leon,

    Thanks for commenting, and for reading. While I do think Busch got preferential treatment, I can’t say that I have a problem with it. I mean, it’s up to the officer to determine what the specific course of action should be. I have been given warnings for things that I should have been ticketed before, simply based on the cop’s mood. Since Busch is well-known, there’s practically no likelihood that he would flee or miss his court date, which is the main reason the cops hold people. So again, I don’t have a problem with him not being taken to jail.

    With that said, he did receive special treatment because of who he is. I hope he gets a steep fine and loses his license, or whatever punishment is consistent with anyone who does what he did.

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