Kyle Busch to return to the Bullring for July 3 races LAS VEGAS - Kyle Busch has made quite a name for himself on the national racing scene, but it was in Las Vegas that the 18-year old racing phenom cut his teeth. Thursday, July 3, the Durango...
Kyle Busch to return to the Bullring for July 3 races
LAS VEGAS - Kyle Busch has made quite a name for himself on the national racing scene, but it was in Las Vegas that the 18-year old racing phenom cut his teeth. Thursday, July 3, the Durango High School graduate will return to his roots and compete in both the Legends Cars and Super Late Models at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Night of Fire.
Busch, the younger brother of NASCAR Winston Cup star Kurt Busch, will pilot the RC Racing Decals Chevrolet in the 75-lap Super Late Model event and will compete as a teammate of Alex Haase in a 20-lap Legends Cars event.
"Growing up in Las Vegas and racing at the Bullring for pretty much my entire life, I'm pretty excited to get back there," Busch said.
"No matter what I do and where I race, I guess I could never get completely away from Super Late Model and Legends Cars racing in Las Vegas."
It will be Busch's second Super Late Model start at the Bullring this year. He finished second to Mike Cofer in the season-opening KB Home Showdown in February. Since that start, Busch has collected a pair of ARCA wins at Nashville and Kentucky and placed second to Matt Kenseth in his NASCAR Busch Series debut at Lowe's Motor Speedway in May driving for Hendrick Motorsports.
"We're proud to sponsor any of Dick Cobb Racing Enterprises cars," said Rick Cobb, president of RC Racing Decals. "Having Kyle in it is just a plus. We'll have the perfect combination of talent, no fear and someone to make the car go fast (Dick Cobb). So as his sponsor for the July 3 race, we're excited about watching Kyle race and know it's going to be a race worth watching."
Busch' s appearance will highlight a full night of racing. IMCA Modifieds, Late Models, a demolition derby, jet car burn and one of the valley's best fireworks shows are on tap for the speedway's Independence Day celebration.
Gates open at 6 p.m. on July 3. Heats start at 7:15 and feature races start at 7:50. Cost of admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military, $3 for children 6-12 and children 5 and under are free.