Kyle Busch Motorsports announced today that Kyle Busch will participate in the fourth annual Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at Richmond International Raceway on April 28. Busch, a two-time winner of the event, will be racing a Toyota Camry Late Model prepared by Frank Deiny, Jr. (FDJ) Motorsports.
“Denny’s Short Track Showdown is a really fun event and it’s for a great cause,” said Busch. “Any time you get the chance to compete against the guys you race with on Sunday in a different type of car, it usually makes for a pretty exciting race. Throw in guys that drive this type of car every weekend racing for a chance to say they beat some of the best drivers in NASCAR and the fans should be in for a real treat. I know that Frank Deiny Jr. is going to provide me with a fast Camry. Hopefully I’ll be able to win the event for the third time in four years.”
The event will feature several NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers and celebrities battling it out on the ¾-mile track with some of the best local Late Model Stock Car drivers. Other NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers and NASCAR celebrities currently scheduled to run in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown include Hamlin, Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne, Michael Waltrip, Joey Logano, Trevor Bayne, Hermie Sadler and Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell.
Proceeds from the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at Richmond International Raceway will benefit the Denny Hamlin Foundation, a 501 C (3) started to raise funds for individuals and families affected by cystic fibrosis. The foundation supports organizations like The Children’s Hospital of Richmond, St. Jude’s Hospital and Victory Junction.
About Kyle Busch Motorsports
NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch added a second career within NASCAR in December 2009 when he announced his Kyle Busch Motorsports team would compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2010. KBM is a leader on and off the track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, becoming the first team since the series originated in 1995 to capture the owners’ championship in their inaugural season. In October of 2010, the team moved into a brand new 77,000-square-foot facility in Mooresville, N.C., which boasts state-of-the-art equipment and its pending LEED certification make it unmatched among its peers. Fans can stay up-to-date with all the latest KBM news online atwww.kylebuschmotorsports.com, by liking the team on facebook (www.facebook.com/KyleBuschMS) and following the team on twitter (@KyleBuschMS).