It will be a flashback to the past for Kyle Busch in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., as long-time partner Dollar General returns for a one-race deal to sponsor his No. 51 Tundra in the EnoyIllinois.com 225. Since 2010, KBM has compiled five wins- including the team's historic first victory at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway in April of 2010 - and 14 top-five finishes across 27 races with Dollar General as a primary sponsor. When Busch was behind the wheel, KBM's owner-driver has collected four of the victories and 11 of the top-five finishes in his 14 starts in the black and yellow Tundra.
Whether it has been as an owner or driver, Busch and Dollar General have celebrated in victory lane together in five consecutive seasons. The Las Vegas native won as a driver with the Tenn.-based company as a sponsor of his No. 32 Camry in the Nationwide Series race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in 2008, won a race that Dollar General was the title sponsor of at Charlotte in 2009, collected KBM's first win at Nashville with DG as the sponsor in 2010 and scored three victories in his black-and-yellow Tundra in 2011. Last year, Brian Scott put KBM's No. 18 Dollar General Tundra, owned by Busch, in victory lane at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway to keep the streak alive.
The Las Vegas Native leads the Truck Series with three victories this season, despite only starting seven of the 15 events. The talented wheelman has finished third or better in the six races he has been running at the finish and has led seven or more laps in all seven events. With only a partial schedule, Busch ranks second in the series with 150 Fastest Laps Run and fourth with 235 laps led.
Busch heads to Chicagoland on Friday where he is a five-time winner across NASCAR's top three divisions, including two Truck Series wins in three starts. With the 28-year-old's history of success at the 1.5-mile track and Dollar General's famous black and yellow paint scheme onboard his No. 51 Tundra, there is a good chance that it will be a #FlashbackFriday and the he will be celebrating another victory for the nation's largest small-box discount retailer.