So i guess Nascar Driver Kyle Busch thought he was on the race track when he was pulled over yesterday for going 128mph in a 45 mph zone.

TROUTMAN, N.C. -- NASCAR driver Kyle Busch offered a public apology Tuesday after he was ticketed for careless and reckless driving in North Carolina.

Deputies said they clocked Busch doing nearly three times the posted speed limit, according to the Statesville Record and Landmark. Busch allegedly was clocked at 128mph (206kph) in a 45mph (72kph) zone while driving a yellow Lexus LFA, a two-seat sport coupe produced as a concept car and production model.

"I was test driving a new sports car and I got carried away," Busch, who was stopped between the towns of Troutman and Mooresville, said in a statement. "I went beyond the speed I should have been going on a public road. I apologize to the public, my fans, sponsors and race teams for my lack of judgment.

"I take responsibility for my actions, and I can assure you that something like this will never happen again."

A spokesman for Joe Gibbs Racing, the team for which Busch competes in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series, told FOXSports.com the team is gathering additional information and had no comment at this time.

May 6: Kyle Busch raises his arms in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C.

May 6: Kyle Busch raises his arms in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C.

Iredell County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Chris Stone, who cited Busch, told the Record and Landmark he asked the driver why he was going so fast.

"He said, 'This is just a toy,'" Stone told the paper. He said Busch told him the car was on loan from the manufacturer.

via Kyle Busch Ticketed for Doing 128 MPH in a Lexus - FoxNews.com.

Busch is the driver of the #18 M&M's Toyota and is one of the stars of Nascars Sprint Cup Series. What do you think about Busch the speed racer???