Kyle Busch: Too Fast for North Carolina Streets

Camille JonesContributor IIIMay 24, 2011

RICHMOND, VA - APRIL 30:  Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Pretzel Toyota, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents The Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 30, 2011 in Richmond, Virginia.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Earlier today, Kyle Busch was ticketed for going 128 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone. Busch was driving a yellow Lexus LFA sports car on a street between Mooresville and Troutman, NC, in Iredell County.

He was also cited for careless and reckless driving, according to police. 

Busch, if convicted, could possibly lose his license for up to a year and face a $1,000 fine. 

Need it be reminded, NASCAR drivers are not required to hold a valid driver's license, and only need a NASCAR license to race in NASCAR-sanctioned events.

In a statement this afternoon Busch admitted to his mistake and followed with, "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. I take responsibility for my actions and I can assure you that something like this will never happen again."

All there is to say about the matter is that Kyle Busch dodged a bullet with this one, and is lucky neither himself nor someone else was harmed today. 

So was it a big mistake that will catch the eyes of fans and those who see him as an endorser of their product or service? Yes, but will anything come of it? Probably not. Most likely the situation will be handled in court and completed without much backlash.