LETTER FROM 12-YEAR OLD FAN INSPIRES "RIDING SHOTGUN WITH KYLE BUSCH MOTORSPORTS" ESSAY CONTEST
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 9, 2011) - A motivational letter that Kyle Busch received during the off season from Kyle Savoie (sa-VOY), a 12-year old fan, has inspired Busch to develop a program that will recognize children for experiences and achievements that had a positive effect on their lives. In addition to recognizing Savoie in the season opening Daytona truck race, the "Riding Shotgun with Kyle Busch Motorsports" essay contest will recognize one child in ten predetermined race markets on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series circuit during the 2011 season.
To kick-off the program, a decal with Savoie's name and a 2.5" x 3.5" photo will be placed above the passenger side door of Busch's No. 18 Dollar General Toyota Tundra for next Friday's NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
"The message behind Kyle Savoie's letter was how dreams are important and to never give up on your dreams," reflected Busch. "He even sent us his five dollar-allowance with the letter in an effort to help support our KBM truck team. He suggested that if other kids followed his lead, they could serve as the sponsor for a race. In return, he suggested that we would put their names and school pictures on the truck. I obviously don't want kids to send us their allowances, but I loved the idea of recognizing kids for positive experiences and achievements putting their name and picture on my truck! Too many stories in the news these days are about negative issues. The essay contest will be a great way to create positive news stories with the help of the children in the particular race markets this season."
"RIDING SHOTGUN WITH KYLE BUSCH MOTORSPORTS" ESSAY CONTEST DETAILS
Essay Topic: In 150 words or less, describe an experience and/or achievement that occurred in the last 12 months that has affected your life in a positive way.
Eligibility: Children age five to 12 who reside in the United States are eligible.
Markets and Essay Deadline: The winning essay will be selected 14 days prior to each race. Sorry but entries submitted after the deadline (deadline in parentheses) will not be considered due to time constraints. Nashville (April 8, 2011), Dover (April 29, 2011), Kansas (May 21, 2011), Kentucky (June 23, 2010), Michigan (August 6, 2011), Bristol (August 10, 2011), Chicago (September 2, 2011), Talladega (October 8, 2011), Texas, (October 21, 2011), Homestead-Miami (November 4, 2011)
Prize: One winner in each race market will have their name and a 2.5" x 3.5" photo displayed above the passenger side window of the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra for the selected race. Within six weeks of the completion of the race, the winner will receive an autographed 8" x 10" photo of the No. 18 KBM Toyota Tundra from the race in which their name appeared on the truck.
Submitting entries: Entries can be submitted via email firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed in to:
Kyle Busch Motorsports 351 Mazeppa Rd. Mooresville, N.C. 28115 Attn: "Riding Shotgun" Essay Contest
In addition to your essay and 2.5" x 3.5" photo*, please be sure to include the following information:
*Parent or legal guardian must approve submission of the contestant's photo. By submitting a photo, parent or legal guardian grants Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) the right to display submitted photo and child's name on the No. 18 Toyota Tundra and the company website and/or marketing materials. Photos will become the property of KBM and will not be returned to the contestant. No purchase is necessary to submit an entry.
Parent or Guardian Name:
Closest NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Track: