BUSCH: Talladega Kyle Petty debut

Kyle Petty to make Talladega NASCAR Busch Series Debut TALLADEGA, Ala. (April 8) -- Kyle Petty has filed an entry for the April 26 Birmingham Automobile Dealers 500K presented by EasyCare, his first attempt to run a NASCAR Busch Series...

Kyle Petty to make Talladega NASCAR Busch Series Debut

TALLADEGA, Ala. (April 8) -- Kyle Petty has filed an entry for the April 26 Birmingham Automobile Dealers 500K presented by EasyCare, his first attempt to run a NASCAR Busch Series event at Talladega Superspeedway. Petty will drive Dan Shaver's No. 49 New World Order Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the race that is scheduled to start at 12 noon Central time. He and Mark Martin are two of several NASCAR Winston Cup drivers expected to race both events of "Track Attack Weekend" at Talladega: The sixth annual Birmingham Auto Dealers 500K presented by EasyCare and the April 27 Winston 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race. Among other NASCAR Winston Cup drivers who are potential entries in the Busch Series event are Dale Jarrett, Bobby and Terry Labonte, Michael Waltrip, Jeff Burton, Jimmy Spencer, Dick Trickle, Joe Nemechek, Greg Sacks and Mike Wallace. NASCAR Winston Cup drivers usually fare well in NASCAR Busch Series events at Talladega Superspeedway, if history is any determination. There have never been more than two NBS regulars in the top five following one of the 117-lap races. In five events, Chad Little is the only NASCAR Busch Series regular to win the 312-mile event at the 2.66-mile Superspeedway. Ernie Irvan won the inaugural race in 1992, followed by Dale Earnhardt in 1993 and Ken Schrader in 1994. Little grabbed his only Talladega victory in 1995 while Sacks is the defending champion of the event, round 11 of the 30-race NASCAR Busch Series. Busch Pole Award Qualifying for the Birmingham Auto Dealers 500K presented by EasyCare is scheduled for Thursday, April 24 at 3:30 p.m. Central time, when positions 1-25 will be set. Second-round qualifying to fill the field of up to 43 cars is scheduled Friday morning at 10:30 as part of Advance Auto Parts Qualifying Day. Both days of qualifying and practice are open to the public. Plenty of reserved tower grandstand seats remain for the Birmingham Auto Dealers 500K presented by EasyCare. For tickets call the Talladega ticket office at (205) 362-9064.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jeff Burton , Ernie Irvan , Dale Jarrett , Terry Labonte , Michael Waltrip , Kyle Petty , Ken Schrader , Jimmy Spencer , Joe Nemechek , Mike Wallace , Chad Little , Dan Shaver , Greg Sacks , Mark Martin