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Reckless Driving: Kyle Busch Speeding at 128 in 45 MPH Zone

Another Tuesday, another Kyle Busch speeding ticket.

Or shall we say another ticket for reckless driving?

Kyle Busch was cited on Tuesday afternoon after an officer near Mooresville, North Carolina clocked him going 128 in a 45 mph zone.

That's nearly three times over the legal limit.

Officers found Kyle Busch speeding in a 2012 yellow Lexus LFA, which Fox News reports is a concept car and production model that just begs for speed.

In a statement, the NASCAR driver apologized to the world for his "lack of judgment," explaining that he was testing a new sports car and had simply gotten "carried away."

Even without his shiny concept car, Busch is no stranger to taking NASCAR to the streets.

He's been busted twice in the last five years for reckless driving, reports USA Today. One ticket was issued for "squealing" out of a fast food parking lot, while the other was issued for driving 55 mph in a 35 mph zone.

Though both news outlets report that this ticket isn't expected to impact Busch's NASCAR career, his history of reckless driving might mean otherwise.

Reckless driving tickets are usually issued when a driver has shown a willful disregard for the safety of others. While these tickets include racing, passing another vehicle in a dangerous manner, and erratic driving, they're most often issued for driving anywhere from 15 to 25 miles over the speed limit.

They also almost always mean an automatic suspension of a person's driver's license.

And for those who collect reckless driving tickets like they collect NASCAR trophies? Well, that suspension can become permanent.

So perhaps instead of reckless driving, Kyle Busch speeding should be kept on the track--not on city roads.

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