Michigan International Speedway hosts the Camping World Truck Series this weekend for the Careers for Veterans 200, taking place Saturday, August 16th. Kyle Busch Motorsports regular Darrell Wallace Jr. will be joined by the boss, Kyle Busch, who will make an historic start for Toyota on Saturday.
Wallace Jr., driving the No. 54 ToyotaCare Toyota Tundra at Michigan, had a rude introduction to the track last year in his first-ever start there. After qualifying 15th, he was caught up in a wreck on Lap 26, which sent him to the garage for repairs. He returned to the race, but finished 21st, 48 laps down to the leaders.
“I’m ready to get back to Michigan and show what this team can do,” said Wallace Jr. on the KBM website. “We had issues from the start of the race last year with an incident on lap one and then got caught up in an accident early in the race. This KBM team has prepared a great Tundra for us and I think we will be just fine this year in our No. 54 ToyotaCare Toyota Tundra. Michigan is a fast track, so we’ll just need to be patient and bide our time so we are there at the end and hopefully have a shot at the win.”
The “Rowdy” one will make his 500th national series start in a Toyota Saturday in No. 51 ToyotaCare Tundra. Busch has five wins in five starts this season in the Truck Series, but a win at the two-mile track has eluded him – he has four runner-up finishes in seven starts at MIS.
“Toyota has been a huge part of my career in the Sprint Cup Series,” said Busch. “A huge part of what Toyota does is help Kyle Busch Motorsports stay alive and be successful and I think all of that hard work and dedication and financial support that we receive has gone to good use especially this year in 2014. Since our inception of being a race team in the Truck Series in 2010, with the support of Toyota and Toyota Racing Development (TRD) we have been able to win two Owner’s Championships and continue to win races year in and year out.”
Winning is something Busch does on a regular basis: in 499 Toyota starts across the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Truck Series, Busch has 114 wins – 25 in Cup, 55 in Nationwide and 34 in the Truck Series. He’s also been involved in three Nationwide Series manufacturers’ championships (2008-2010) and five Truck Series manufacturers’ championships (2008-2011 and 2013).
Qualifying for the Careers for Veterans 200 begins at 9:40 a.m. ET, followed by the green flag at 12:30 p.m. ET. Keep up with the action at www.kylebuschmotorsports.com.
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