Kyle Busch Motorsports owner/driver Kyle Busch and driver Darrell Wallace Jr. are ready to get back behind the wheels of their respective Toyota Tundras Friday afternoon at Dover International Speedway, home of the Lucas Oil 200. Busch comes in red-hot in the Camping World Truck Series, while “Bubba” Wallace hopes to earn his fifth-straight pole at the one-mile track in Delaware.
Busch, in the No. 51 ToyotaCare Tundra, has won all three of his 2014 starts in the Truck Series, and has won the last two Truck Series events at Dover. Just two weeks ago in Charlotte, Busch led 130 of the race’s 134 laps en route to victory No. 3 of the season. Busch will be doing “triple duty” this weekend, also racing in the Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series races for his primary team, Joe Gibbs Racing.
“I’ve been very successful in all three series at Dover, so this spring race is one that I look at as a possible triple-win weekend,” said Busch on the KBM website. “The concrete surface is very slick and some drivers don’t like the concrete feel one bit, while other drivers like it. For me, I enjoy going to Dover and Bristol. They are fun places to race because they are challenging and other drivers don’t necessarily get it. The race tracks are slick and having the right mindset going into those races can give you an advantage over the guys that aren’t looking forward to racing there.”
Wallace Jr. has had fast rides in three different NASCAR series at Dover, leading to four straight poles since 2011. In 2011 and 2012, he won poles for the K&N Pro Series East races at the track, and later in 2012 won the Nationwide Series pole there. In 2013, he claimed the pole for the Truck Series race, leading 119 laps and eventually ending up with a 10th-place finish.
“I’ve had Dover circled on the calendar for a while and I can’t wait to get back there with my team this season,” said Wallace Jr. “Dover is one of my favorite tracks and I’m going there looking for my fifth pole after starting from the top spot in the last four races I’ve run there. Last year we qualified on the pole and led a lot of laps before having issues. We still had a strong finish, but I want another ‘Miles the Monster’ trophy to add to my collection. We’ve had a few bad weeks this season, but I certainly think we can get things turned around and move back up in the points starting with this week at Dover.”
Qualifying for the Lucas Oil 200 at Dover takes place Friday, May 30th at 12:35 p.m. ET, followed by the green flag at 5:30 p.m. ET. Keep up with the action at www.kylebuschmotorsports.com.
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