The Camping World Truck Series has a mid-week event this week, as the teams head to “Thunder Valley,” also known as Bristol Motor Speedway, for the UNOH 200 on Wednesday, August 20th. Kyle Busch Motorsports owner/driver Kyle Busch is looking to repeat his “trifecta” from August 2010 by sweeping all three weekend events – Trucks, Nationwide and Cup – but he’ll have to hold off his teammate Darrell Wallace Jr. on Wednesday night to have a chance.
Busch, driving the No. 51 Dollar General Toyota Tundra, has 16 wins across the top three series at Bristol, including four wins in eight Truck Series races. Busch has also racked up seven Nationwide Series wins in 20 races and five Sprint Cup Series wins in 19 races.
“I love Bristol and getting back there running all three divisions is going to be fun,” said Busch on the KBM website. “Being able to get back in the Truck of course and then run the Nationwide car and also run the Cup car. We’d love to be able to repeat 2010 -that would be amazing - and do another trifecta. But, since they’ve ground that place it’s not necessarily been my best track lately. So, I’ve got some work to do to figure out how to get better there and make it happen.”
Wallace Jr., in the No. 54 ToyotaCare Tundra on Wednesday night, has just one start at Bristol, a 28th-place finish last season. He’s hoping Wednesday is a good race day for the team – the last time they raced on a Wednesday, he won at Eldora Speedway.
“I’m ready to get to Bristol and redeem ourselves from this race last year,” said Wallace Jr. “We had a fast Toyota Tundra last year, but definitely did not get the result we wanted. The team has a quick turnaround from last weekend at Michigan where didn’t get the win, but we made sure everyone knew we were there and that has me excited to get to Bristol. We’ve got two wins already this season and I’m pumped to get the next one this week at Bristol. The last Wednesday night race the Truck Series ran we ended up in Victory Lane at Eldora, so I plan to end this one the same way.”
Qualifying for the UNOH 200 at Bristol will take place Wednesday at 4:40 p.m. ET, followed by the green flag at 8:30 p.m. ET. Keep up with the action at www.kylebuschmotorsports.com.
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