Kyle Busch is one of the most renowned drivers in NASCAR. He also has a penchant for extreme sports, famously riding his dirt bike through an airport tarmac during a press conference before winning the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship. Watch as he hitches up to start this highly-stylized Nitro Rallycross race at X Games Austin 2018
Kyle Busch hit the Nitro Rallycross Track [WATCH] and it was a great time. Kyle Busch is a professional race car driver who has won NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series three times, in 2004, 2007, and 2010. He also won the Brickyard 400 in 2014.
Getty Kyle Busch has competed in Nitro Rallycross for the first time.
Outside of Phoenix, Arizona, the weekend is getting rowdy. In the No. 51 ZipRecruiter entry, Kyle Busch made his Nitro Rallycross debut. During practice, he hit the custom-designed course and got some major air.
On Friday, November 12, the Nitro Rallycross account posted video of Busch during a practice session. The two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion drove the specially constructed course at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park before jumping over multiple jumps.
Busch had a number of practice sessions to get used to the custom-built racing vehicle. The Nitro Rallycross media crew taped his early runs, and he then went to the garage area to make some tweaks and examine the video so he might improve on following runs.
Busch eventually returned to the track for a few more practice laps and kept making progress. In a session that Heavy attended, he followed Scott Speed around the track and successfully slid through some of the tougher curves without hitting the concrete barriers.
Busch Wasn’t the Only NASCAR Driver in Attendance at the Race.
During the debut season of Nitro Rallycross, Travis Pastrana, the series’ originator, has been hard at work. He was intimately engaged in the track-building and recruiting processes.
Pastrana has already enticed Busch to join the series, but he isn’t the only NASCAR driver engaged. Sage Karam, a former IndyCar and NASCAR driver, also traveled to Arizona for the weekend festivities. He joined Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and put in some time behind the wheel.
After the journey to Phoenix, there are two more events in the first Nitro Rallycross season. On November 20-21, the series will visit Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California, before wrapping off the season on December 4-5 at The FIRM in Florida. Based on talks at Martinsville Speedway between Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, and Travis Pastrana There’s a potential that additional NASCAR drivers may show up on October 31.
Elliott expressed interest in competing in a Nitro Rallycross event, but only if Pastrana agrees to jump out of an aircraft with him at some time. Logano, on the other hand, didn’t wait for Pastrana to complete his statement before announcing his intention to race.
Busch will complete the weekend schedule first.
The first day of Nitro Rallycross action at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park has come to a close, but there’s more to come. Busch still has two days left of his debut weekend, which will include additional practice sessions before any on-track clashes.
Busch and the other Nitro Rallycross drivers will practice at 2:13 p.m. ET and 3:05 p.m. ET, respectively, before the Supercar Battle Brackets begin at 4:00 p.m. ET, according to the schedule. These rounds will be broadcast live in the United States on Peacock and internationally via YouTube.
On Saturday, November 13, there will be four rounds of the Supercar Battle Brackets. On Sunday, November 14, Busch, Pastrana, and the other drivers will compete in the heats, semifinals, last-chance qualifying, and the final race. Trophy ceremonies for both the Supercar and Nitro Rallycross Next categories will conclude the weekend.
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