AP - NASCAR driver Kyle Busch said Friday that he was ticketed for reckless driving after he "chirped" his tires while pulling out of a gas station and into a fast-food restaurant next door.
Busch received the ticket Wednesday night in a Richmond suburb. The misdemeanor charge carries up to a year in jail, a $2,500 fine and a driver's license suspension, said Sgt. Don Lambert, with Henrico County police. Busch will appear in Henrico County General District Court on May 23.
Lambert said the incident happened at 10 p.m. near Richmond International Airport, a few minutes outside the city. He declined to provide details.
"However, Busch offered his version to reporters at the Nashville Superspeedway in Tennessee on Friday. He said the parking lots of the gas station and the Kentucky Fried Chicken are not connected, so he had to pull onto the street to get to the restaurant.
Bush said he could see traffic approaching after a light changed "so I pulled out of the gas station, I chirped my tires, went about 20 feet at less than 10 mph and turned into the KFC, which was right next door."
He said he stopped in the KFC lot to allow some pedestrians to pass, then continued to the drive-through window.
"As I was in the drive-through, I had completed my food order before seeing any blue lights behind me," he said. "That's when I saw the blue lights and just stayed put and waited for them to come up to my window." [...]
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