In addition to the list of goals that Kyle Busch is working towards achieving in NASCAR, which include capturing a Sprint Cup Series Championship, winning a Daytona 500 and collecting 200 wins across the top three divisions, several years ago the 27-year-old driver created a bucket list of big Late Model races across the country that he aspired to win. The talented driver has been able to secure victories in many of the most prestigious races, but the All American 400 at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tenn. is one that - although he won as an owner in 2010 with T.J. Reaid - Busch is bound and determined to win as a driver.
Thanks to Dollar General, which is headquartered 16 miles from the track in Goodlettsville,Tenn., Busch will have the opportunity to achieve that goal, Saturday Oct. 6, when after a year's hiatus, the event - whose list of winners includes Darrell Waltrip and Rusty Wallace - returns. Dollar General, the nation's largest discount small-box retailer will be the primary sponsor of Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) No. 51 Camry for the 400-lap event at the 0.596-mile oval.
"I've had a list of big Late Model races across the country that I've wanted to win and the All American 400 sits high atop that list," said Busch "The fact that for this first time in over a decade this year's race is going to be a true 400-lap event gave it that much more appeal. I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to try and cross this race off my bucket list."
"I have to thank Dollar General for coming onboard and allowing me to compete in this prestigious race," continued Busch, whose NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team is also sponsored by the nation's largest discount small-box retailer. "They were the primary sponsor for our first Truck Series win at Nashville Superspeedway in 2010 -- hopefully we can work some more Music City magic together this weekend at the Fairgrounds. Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO, has been a great supporter of KBM these last couple of years and it would be really cool to win this race with Dollar General's black-and-yellow on our Camry and several of their employees in the stands."
The Las Vegas native has one prior start at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, the 2008 CRA event. Busch, who was unable to practice and qualify due to the Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, won the last chance race to earn the 21st starting spot in the 150-lap feature. After sustaining damage from his involvement in a lap-one accident, he drove back through the field and was running third when a broken shock forced him to retire from the event.