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Kyle Busch apologizes for 128 mph speeding

May 26, 2011 at 5:23 PM   |   Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 26 (UPI) -- NASCAR star Kyle Busch apologized Thursday for driving 128 mph in a residential neighborhood in North Carolina.

Former Washington Redskins Coach Joe Gibbs, who owns Joe Gibbs Racing, said the team is trying to decide on an appropriate penalty, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported. He called the infraction "serious" and said Busch's conduct could have had "disastrous" results.

Busch, who was with his wife, was pulled over Tuesday on a two-lane road in Iredell County in western North Carolina. Sheriff's deputies said he was gunning his Lexus supercar at 128 mph, almost three times the speed limit of 45.

"I'm certainly sorry for my actions and lack of judgment," Busch said in an appearance with Gibbs at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. "This is something I can take and learn from and hopefully move forward and not let happen again."

Residents who live near where Busch was pulled over told The Charlotte Observer anyone else would have been arrested. Busch was cited for speeding and reckless driving and given a July 20 court date.

"There's a lot of traffic, especially concerning kids," said Kim Shaw, a mother of two. "There's mothers going to pick up their kids at school, school buses dropping off. I didn't even care who it was. The 128 was just flabbergasting to me. I was just shocked at that. I can't even perceive going that fast."

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