Home / Auto News / News article: Kyle Busch Busted Driving 128-MPH in a 45 Zone, in a Lexus LFA - AutoGuide.com News
 |  May 24 2011, 10:11 PM

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NASCAR racer Kyle Busch is used to going stupid fast. Normally it’s behind the wheel of his M&Ms sponsored No. 18 Toyota race car, but in what Busch describes as a “lack of judgement” the pro driver was recently clocked test driving a yellow Lexus LFA at a speed that is plenty fast, and even more stupid.

In a statement released today, Busch apologized after being busted driving 128-mph in a 45 mph zone near his house in Mooresville, N.C. The vehicle he was piloting is none other than the LFA supercar, one of just 500 to be built by Toyota’s Lexus luxury division, with a 552-hp V10 engine and a $375,00 price tag.

“I apologize to the public, my fans, sponsors, and race teams for my lack of judgment,” said Busch in a statement. “I take responsibility for my actions and I can assure you that something like this will never happen again. I thank the Iredell County Sheriff’s Department and all law enforcement for the hard work they do every day to protect the public and to enforce the laws in a fair and equitable manner.”

Busch is currently ranked third in the Sprint Cup standings and the incident is not expected to affect his status as a NASCAR driver. It could, however, have a less than positive impact on his sponsorship agreement.

[Source: USAToday]

  • Bobby

    holy crap that is fast. 45mph zones usually have traffic lights and pedestrian crosswalks – could’ve been dangerous!

  • Anonymous

    Shut up Bobby, you’re a pussy.

  • Diesel power

    he’s a human like everyone else, he was having a good time. I don’t see why they make a big deal about things like this just because he’s “famous”; everyone has done something similar in their vehicles. I have many times. For some reason he’s expected (along with every other “role model”) to act like a saint without any human weaknesses. The guy grew up racing cars, and probably learned a lot as a kid exceeding the speed limit on public streets.

  • Agent007

    meh, whats new? Cops saw he was driving a Japanese car and were like PULL THIS GUY OVER HES NOT RIDING AMERICAN MUSCLE!

  • Sherri Sewall

    WAY TO GO KYLE!!! You were just practicing!!!

  • Jake Steed

    @Agent007 There ain’t no American muscle that is as sexy and exotic as the Lexus LFA…The Corvette ZR1 don’t count because its interior is trash…but maybe the 2015 Twin Turbo 3.0 Liter Direct Injected V8 corvette will be…lets hope.

    The LFA has an engine note to die for…and it is so exclusive that it is totally worth its price.