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.
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.