Monday, June 15, 2009

Dudes Must Love to Race

As if running 400 miles in a stock car weren't enough for one day, both Kyle Busch and Scott Speed have added one more race to their Fourth of July festivities.

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced today that Busch and Speed will make their Rolex Series debut at the Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Later that day, both Busch and Speed will also compete in NASCAR's Coke Zero 400.

The duo will pilot the No.02 Waste Management Lexus Riley alongside defending Grand-Am series champions Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas in the No.01 TELMEX Lexus Riley.

“I am really looking forward to seeing Kyle and Scott in one of our Grand Am cars,” said Chip Ganassi. “Kyle is one of the best racecar drivers in the world and Scott is a young talent with a lot of road course experience. Also, I think having the opportunity for them to work with a road course veteran like Scott Pruett should make for a great experience for them. It will be exciting to see what they can do.”

The Brumos Porsche 250 will be a one-day show on July 4, with practice beginning at 8:30 a.m. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will follow the two and a half hour race with the 8 p.m. Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola.

Photo: Kyle Busch and Scott Speed tangle at the Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville.


  1. Kyle is a track addict, I'm sure -- anywhere, anytime. I heard him say that he wanted to beat Richard Petty's 200 Sprint Cup race victory record by winning that many total between the Sprint, Nationwide and Craftsman Truck series. It's to his eventual discredit (the boy, I think, stretches himself way too far). And winning the Porche 250 at Daytona before the Coke Zero 400 -- in the WASTE MANAGEMENT Lexus Riley??? -- Priceless. He'd drive a souped up turd if it notched his racin'bedposts once more.

  2. LOL! Kyle does nothing by halves, that's for darn sure.