Kyle Busch to race at Wisconsin International Raceway
KAUKAUNA, Wis. — Two time and defending NASCAR Cup Series Champion Kyle Busch has filed his entry to compete in the Gandrud Auto Group 250 on Tuesday night at Wisconsin International Raceway. Busch, the 2007 winner of this event will return to the half-mile paved oval to race against the “Stars and Cars” of the ARCA Midwest Tour in his Rowdy Energy #51 Super Late Model.
Advance discount tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.midwesttour.racing through Aug. 3. Tickets will also be available on race day at the gate for $25. Spectator gates open at 4 p.m., qualifying will begin at 5 p.m. with the first race at 7 p.m.
A 28 car field is scheduled to start “Wisconsin’s Richest One Day Race” which pays $10,000 to the winner of the 250 lap event and $1,200 to start. Drivers from eight states and Canada are expected to attempt to make the starting grid.
The Midwest Truck Series will join the ARCA Midwest Tour with the trucks contesting a 35 lap feature event.
Other former winners of the event incluse NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin in 1981 and 1984. Wisconsin short track legend and former NASACR competitor, the late Dick Trickle won the event four times in 1983, 1987 and in consecutive years in 1990 and ’91.
Current NASCAR Gander Truck Series driver Johnny Sauter won the event in 2010 and 2014. Sauter and Trickle are both former Stateline Challenge winners at Norway Speedway. .