Who needs turkey when you've got racing? NASCAR drivers Jason Leffler, Kasey Kahne, Terry Cook and Winston Cup Champion Tony Stewart will all partake in the Thanksgiving Day shootout on November 28th at the annual "Turkey Night" at Irwindale Speedway. The event in California will rumble with the sound of USAC sprint cars as a handful of NASCAR stars invade the field.
In 2000, Stewart won the event and is looking for another win. "My roots are in USAC and racing midgets is my way of having fun. So, I'll be there," the 2002 Cup champ remarked.
Craftsman Truck Series driver Terry Cook will take over the role of crew chief on Stewart's entry. "Basically they put me in charge of the car to make sure everything's running properly and to make sure Tony has what he needs to race with. Crew chief is really overrated title for me because I'm just there to help out. "
This year Stewart will race as a teammate to Busch Series regular Kasey Kahne as they are both set to drive separate Steve Lewis entries. Kahne will enter the races this week coming off of a victory in the "Old Pueblo Classic" in Arizona.
Another open wheel veteran and current Craftsman Truck Series racer, Jason Leffler, will sit out the event in Irwindale but will take on Stewart and Kahne in a double header at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday.
J.J. Yeley who has recently done some testing for the Busch Series team ppc Racing, will also participate in the racing festivities.