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wingsovernc
post May 26 2011, 08:21 PM
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I may get ran out of the county on a rail for posting this but the more I've
thought about this throughout the day, thr angrier I've gotten. NASCAR
is big business where I live and the Charlotte Motor Speedway doesn't sit
far from where I work. People from all over the country travel to this
area several times a year not only for the big races, one of the biggest
coming this weekend, but for other events that keep the local indistries and
much of the local population humming along and profitting from all the out
of town business. The local towns and counties have catered to the track
owners and NASCAR officials to ensure their eyes don't start wandering off
to other states.

The racers themselves usually try to keep their reputations and thus the sport
of racing clean and free of hints of scandal but are not always completely
successful. Last night one of the big names on the racing circuit, Kyle Buch,
was stopped for speeding on a highway between Charlotte and Mooresville, NC.
He was clocked at 128 MPH on a road that probably has a speed limit of 55
or possibly 60. The officer that stopped him later said that the driver was
'cooperative' but he also told the officer that he regarded the vehicle he was
driving as a 'toy.' The vehicle was a very rare sports car that if I remember
correctly was a Lamborghini of which only 500 had been distributed in the US
and was capable of achieving speeds of over 200 mph. The officer issued
Kyle a citation for speeding and then allowed him to drive home. Many of the
local citizens believe that he was shown extreme favoritism because or his
occupation and that he should have been arrested on the spot and his car
impounded. They say that is what would have occured to them if they had
tried the same stunt. Local police have declined to be interviewed, saying it's
a matter for the Sheriff's Office. A local newsman went to the Sheriff's Office
and was turned away at the door. He was allowed to speak to an official from
the parking lot on his cell phone. The official said he believed that Kyle had
been treated failry and that the officer had acted as he should have under
the circumstances which included Mr. Bush's stopping immediatley upon seeing
the blue light and his cooperation afterwards. He was also allowed to keep
his driver's license.
I believe that such extreme reckless driving shouldn't be rewarded with a pat
on the hand and advice to take it on home. I agree with the neighbors of the
area where it occurred and other local citizens in believing that favoritism
for the home sport was in use and shouldn't be tolerated. But I'm interested
in what others think. Over-reaction on my part or should Mr. Bush been taken
to jail for the lives he could have ended that night because of his reckless
and thoughtless behaviour?

I'll post pictures of the driver and the vehicle when I get home..


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post May 26 2011, 09:08 PM
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I suspect Kyle Bush will be funding the local county government for a month or two with the fines he will be paying.


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post May 26 2011, 10:35 PM
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The rich, powerful and popular have and always will get preferential treatment; this is nothing new.
It is what it is......


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post May 27 2011, 12:05 AM
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He should have been locked up. Our license would have been taken and we would be in jail.


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post May 27 2011, 05:12 AM
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QUOTE(Cracker @ May 27 2011, 01:05 AM) *
He should have been locked up. Our license would have been taken and we would be in jail.



Agree, instead he's goinng to be down on Speed Street downtown signing autographs.

Picture and description of his sportscar:

Attached File  Lexus_Sports_Car.jpg ( 20.3K ) Number of downloads: 1



NASCAR bad boy, Kyle Busch, was at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, making his first public appearance since getting pulled for hitting 128 MPH in a 45 zone Tuesday in North Carolina. He was piloting that yellow 2012 Lexus LFA prototype pictured above


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post May 27 2011, 06:00 AM
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QUOTE(wingsovernc @ May 27 2011, 05:12 AM) *
Agree, instead he's goinng to be down on Speed Street downtown signing autographs.

Picture and description of his sportscar:

Attached File  Lexus_Sports_Car.jpg ( 20.3K ) Number of downloads: 1



NASCAR bad boy, Kyle Busch, was at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, making his first public appearance since getting pulled for hitting 128 MPH in a 45 zone Tuesday in North Carolina. He was piloting that yellow 2012 Lexus LFA prototype pictured above



When his brother was busted a few yrs ago in Phoenix, they almost threw the book at him...but he got off easy instead! Runs in the family I suppose...Sheriff Joe Don Billy-Bob Buford Pusser T. Justice Junior woulda snatched him by his innards and wore that nightstick out on him!! [ "lemme see you drivin' license....bo-o-o-o-o-o-o-y-y-y-y-y-a-a-a-a-a!!!!!!" ] laugh.gif


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post May 27 2011, 06:06 AM
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QUOTE(Apologistnky @ May 27 2011, 07:00 AM) *
When his brother was busted a few yrs ago in Phoenix, they almost threw the book at him...but he got off easy instead! Runs in the family I suppose...Sheriff Joe Don Billy-Bob Buford Pusser T. Justice Junior woulda snatched him by his innards and wore that nightstick out on him!! [ "lemme see you drivin' license....bo-o-o-o-o-o-o-y-y-y-y-y-a-a-a-a-a!!!!!!" ] laugh.gif


Thas funny 'cause I've got some info I'll be posting on Mr. Sheriff Buford T (History's
Bada_ _ es) later today).


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post May 27 2011, 08:26 AM
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QUOTE(Cracker @ May 27 2011, 12:05 AM) *
He should have been locked up. Our license would have been taken and we would be in jail.

But "we" ain't rich and famous.....


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post Jul 6 2011, 04:22 PM
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QUOTE(wingsovernc @ May 27 2011, 04:12 AM) *
Agree, instead he's goinng to be down on Speed Street downtown signing autographs.

Picture and description of his sportscar:

Attached File  Lexus_Sports_Car.jpg ( 20.3K ) Number of downloads: 1

NASCAR bad boy, Kyle Busch, was at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, making his first public appearance since getting pulled for hitting 128 MPH in a 45 zone Tuesday in North Carolina. He was piloting that yellow 2012 Lexus LFA prototype pictured above

That's a Lexus LFA and yes, they are quite nice. Yeah he should have had it impounded. But the fine isn't going to be that bad. Especially since he's loaded.


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post Nov 5 2011, 11:39 PM
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Karma caught up with Shrub at Texas - parked for Nationwide & Cup races after his actions in the Truck race.

He will NEVER be a series champion until he grow up mentally.


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post Nov 6 2011, 02:07 AM
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QUOTE(mmi16 @ Nov 5 2011, 11:39 PM) *
Karma caught up with Shrub at Texas - parked for Nationwide & Cup races after his actions in the Truck race.

He will NEVER be a series champion until he grow up mentally.


Have ya heard anymore about rumblings he may be parked for remainder of season?

Coach Gibbs may have to consider letting him go if sponsor pressure is brought to bear.

He's has first-rate talent...but last-place maturity!


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post Nov 7 2011, 07:55 PM
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QUOTE(Apologistnky @ Nov 6 2011, 02:07 AM) *
Have ya heard anymore about rumblings he may be parked for remainder of season?

Coach Gibbs may have to consider letting him go if sponsor pressure is brought to bear.

He's has first-rate talent...but last-place maturity!


NASCAR's announced punishment is $50K fine and probation for the balance of 2011.


I don't think that is enough to get his attention, myself.


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post Nov 7 2011, 09:43 PM
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QUOTE(mmi16 @ Nov 7 2011, 06:55 PM) *
NASCAR's announced punishment is $50K fine and probation for the balance of 2011.
I don't think that is enough to get his attention, myself.


Also, when you loose your credentials and are parked for the weekend you are not allowed anywhere in the garage or pits. Yet during the race Sunday, there he was on top of the pit box for the #18 car.
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post Nov 8 2011, 01:33 AM
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QUOTE(gordonfann @ Nov 7 2011, 09:43 PM) *
Also, when you loose your credentials and are parked for the weekend you are not allowed anywhere in the garage or pits. Yet during the race Sunday, there he was on top of the pit box for the #18 car.

He wasn't barred from the facility - just prohibited from driving.


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post Nov 10 2011, 10:48 PM
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Kyle Bush looses sponsorship for rest of the year

http://sports.yahoo.com/nascar/news?slug=j...usch-mms-111011


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QUOTE(mmi16 @ Nov 8 2011, 12:33 AM) *
He wasn't barred from the facility - just prohibited from driving.

Oops, was given wrong information. Thanks for clarifying.
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