In a court appearance on Tuesday, NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Kyle Busch lost his driver's license for 45 days for driving 128mph on a public road in a $400,000 Lexus LF-A.
Busch, who doesn't need the license to compete in NASCAR, also was fined $1,000, sentenced to 30 hours of community service and put on one year of unsupervised probation, according to the Associated Press, after he pleaded guilty to speeding and no contest to reckless and careless driving in North Carolina District Court in Iredell County.
Busch and his wife Samantha were in the car when he was pulled over on a two-lane road in an area near a subdivision, a day-care center and a church, according to the AP. The hand-built LFA sports car was on loan to Busch from Lexus for a 24-hour test drive.
Busch attorney Cliff Homesley argued in court that his client wasn't being treated the same as other people in similar circumstances, citing a July case of a 21-year-old convicted felon who was caught doing 128mph and received a $300 fine and no loss of license.