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Busch to make 100th Busch Series start at Daytona

  • Jul 03, 2007

CONCORD, N.C. (July 3, 2007) - When Kyle Busch climbs into the No. 5 Delphi Chevrolet at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, he’ll be achieving a milestone in a still-young career—his 100th NASCAR Busch Series start.

The 22-year-old Busch made his first career Busch Series start at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in May 2003, catching the attention of the NASCAR world by qualifying fifth and finishing a close second to NEXTEL Cup champion Matt Kenseth.

In the 98 races following, Busch has earned seven victories, including his first at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway in May 2004 where he led 236 of the race’s 250 laps. He has posted 10 career Busch Series poles, 29 top-five and 47 top-10 finishes.

Busch’s 100th start will also be his 11th of 2007. This season, he has posted five top-five finishes in his 10 starts. Despite the limited schedule, Busch’s 536 laps led leads all competitors.

The NASCAR Busch Series race at Daytona International Speedway will air live on ESPN2 on Friday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. ET.