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06/09 2017

Kyle Busch To Race In ARCA Midwest Dixieland 250 By Kevin Ramsell 

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Kyle Busch will travel to Wisconsin Int’l Raceway to compete in the ARCA Midwest Tour Dixieland 250 in August. (Adam Fenwick Photo)

KAUKAUNA, Wis. – Former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Kyle Busch has entered the ARCA Midwest Tour Forest County Potawatomi Dixieland 250 on Aug. 1 at Wisconsin Int’l Raceway.

Busch last raced at Wisconsin Int’l Raceway nine years ago.

“I’m certainly looking forward to getting back to Wisconsin Int’l Raceway — it’s a fun place to race and I always enjoyed racing there in the ASA and the ARCA Midwest Tour. We actually got our very first super late model win at Kyle Busch Motorsports there back in 2007,” Busch said. “Things have changed a lot since we were there the last time, so I look forward to seeing how the track feels now and what the competition level will be — I’m sure they are going to have some really tough guys that will be attending that race as there is each and every year. It’s going to be fun and I hope that we can put on a good race for the fans.”

The ARCA Midwest Tour will have a limited amount of tickets available for a Kyle Busch Meet & Greet that day at Wisconsin Int’l Raceway. Each VIP ticket will be $151 that includes a ticket to the race, access to the VIP Meet & Greet where you will get a picture plus two autographed items with Kyle Busch, along with reserved seating area in the Dick Trickle Pavilion.

VIP tickets will be sold exclusively at Tobacco Outlet plus Grocery locations. Exact locations and on-sale date for VIP experience as well as advanced general admission tickets will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Busch ran at Wisconsin Int’l Raceway during the inaugural ARCA Midwest Tour season in 2007 when he won a 150-lap event, outrunning two-time ARCA Midwest Tour champion Dan Fredrickson and 2007 series champion Nathan Haseleu.

The last time Busch competed at WIR was in 2008 when he raced in the Dixieland 150 ARCA Midwest Tour event.

This race will be Busch’s eighth start in the Midwest Tour where he has three wins, three fast qualifier awards, four top-five’s and five top-ten finishes. His other two victories were at the Milwaukee Mile.

“This event is starting to build up as one of the marquee short track events in the United States,” Gregg McKarns, ARCA Midwest Tour owner and promoter said. “Along with having Kyle coming back to compete, we will also have NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin making an appearance as well that day. We are expecting more big names in short track racing to come and compete with our Stars and Cars of the ARCA Midwest Tour. Make your plans now to attend a fun night of racing.”