NASCAR's Kyle Busch busted for going 128 mph in this car

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NASCAR driver Kyle Busch, who is currently third in the Sprint Cup standings, was charged with reckless driving this afternoon for driving 128 mph in a 45 mph zone in what's being described as a "yellow Lexus sports car." Ahem, Lexus LFA. Update!.

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It all happened Tuesday afternoon near Troutman, North Carolina. A Sheriff's deputy who is a member of the "Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team" clocked Busch in what we assume is an LFA along Perth Road. Busch was cited for careless and reckless driving as well as speeding.

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Busch drives the Interstate Toyota Camry, which might explain how he got hooked up with the fast ride, which the one teammate Denny Hamlin bragged about driving just yesterday. We've got a picture of the offender above.

Maybe he was just celebrating his big truck win?

UPDATE: Lexus just provided Jalopnik with a statement regarding the car, which they confirmed was an LFA loaned to Busch by the company:

The Lexus LFA is a unique sportscar with tremendous capabilities. Lexus gave Kyle Busch the opportunity for a demonstration drive and he obviously chose to test those capabilities. He is scheduled to return the LFA tomorrow and we're confident he'll do so in a responsible manner.

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Looks like Lexus is getting their car back and they're not worried about him blasting above 120 mph to do it.

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How does one do 83mph in excess of the speed limit and not get hauled away in the back of a crown vic one license lighter? Hell, the speed differential alone would be faster than is allowed on any public road in the US that I've seen (are there any areas 85 is the limit even?). WTF man? Did NASCAR put him up to this? I mean, you've got Indy and Monaco this weekend, so I'm sure they're feeling a little left out at the moment and felt the need to get grab a headline.