Kyle Busch has had his driver’s license suspended after a run-in with the law. Kyle Busch is one of the most recognizable guys in NASCAR right now, and currently he is the points leader in the Sprint Cup title chase. That didn’t stop him from losing his license when he appeared in front of the North Carolina District Court on Tuesday thought.
According to ESPN, the reason he has lost his license is that he was driving 128 mph in a 45 mph speed zone. This all took place on a rural road near Mooresville, North Carolina back in May, but it has finally come full circle for the race car driver. In addition to losing his license for 45 days, Busch was fined $1,000 and placed on a year of unsupervised probation. He is also going to have to perform 30 hours of community service in a program designed to keep people safe on the roads.
Busch got off pretty lucky here, because he could have lost his license for up to a year if the judge had given him the maximum punishment. It seems pretty reckless for a professional driver to think that he should be able to drive 128 mph in a 45 mph zone, but the common argument is that most drivers have sped every once in a while. Maybe not to this extreme, but if anyone would be able to drive safely at speeds in that range, it would be someone that makes a living doing it every weekend.
The other lucky break for Busch is that he doesn’t need a license to compete in his NASCAR races; just to get to them.
What do you think about the charges that Busch faced? Do you think that he should have received a harsher punishment or was this a stern enough judgment from the courts?