NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overview
Location: Kansas Speedway in Kansas City (1.5-mile oval)
Date/Broadcast: May 11, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR 90
What You Need to Know
- Kyle Busch is the defending winner of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Kansas Speedway. In only four starts at the 1.5-mile track, he has two wins (2014 & 2017), two top-five and three top-10 finishes. He has led 206 laps and has an average finish of 8.8.
- In his last race at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway in March, he claimed his 50th career NCWTS win and 20th career NCWTS pole. He is one win away from tying the record for most NCWTS wins currently held by Ron Hornaday Jr.
- Busch will make his third NCWTS start of the 2018 season at Kansas in the No. 4 Cessna Tundra. He won the pole, led 67 laps and appeared to be in line for a win driving for the No. 4 team at Atlanta, until a miscue on the final pit stop dashed his hopes for a victory. He won from the pole in his last start at Las Vegas after leading 55 laps. Busch will also be behind the wheel of the No. 51 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway and Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. All of Busch’s races will be sponsored by Textron Aviation with the Cessna and Beechcraft brands.
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Kyle Busch, Driver Q&A
Is there a number of NCWTS wins you’d get to and stop running?
“No, there’s nothing about hitting 50 that makes it special. Fifty-two would be special. As far as how many truck races would I continue to run or wins would I like to hit, no because it’s my own team and I’d like to always get out there and have the opportunity to race with my own team. Everybody thinks I just like to go out there and pad my stats and everything else. It’s not like that. It’s entirely to work with the people and try to educate the people. We’ve got three new engineers – two new engineers on our team this year and other new crew members and things like that and so you try to work out the bugs with those guys. I feel like every year we go into the season with new guys and I’m kind of regurgitating the same information sometimes. You have great leadership with the crew chiefs and stuff, but this is (Mike) Hillman’s (Jr.) first full season with us. Las year was Marcus (Richmond)’s first full season with us, so you know it’s hard for Rudy (Fugle) to be able to catch those guys up on exactly everything and so when I’m there with the team meetings and stuff like that, we always go over stuff to make sure that we’re a professional organization and we do our job and we hit all of our Ps and Qs and Is and Ts and everything else to make sure that we’re going out there and doing a really good job as if it was a Cup team. That’s what the professionalism of our team is trying to be.”
Kyle Busch Career Highlights
- Currently has 50 wins, 20 poles, 6,362 laps led, 90 top-five and 111 top-10 finishes across 142 career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts
- Has won 35.2% (50/142) of the NCWTS races he has entered and finished first or second in 52.1% (74/142)
- His 187 all-time combined NASCAR national series wins rank second all-time (Richard Petty 200)
Kyle Busch’s No. 4 Cessna Tundra:
KBM-052: The No. 4 Cessna team will race KBM-052, for Friday’s 37 Kind Days at Kansas Speedway. This is a new Tundra in the KBM fleet.
KBM Notes of Interest
- After Dover, the No. 4 team has two poles with David Gilliland (Daytona) and Kyle Busch (Atlanta), one top-10 finish and is ranked seventh in the owner’s championship standings.
- KBM holds the NCWTS records for most career wins (66) and most wins in a single season (14 in 2014). In addition to collecting a series-record six Owner’s Championships, the organization has produced two championship-winning drivers; Erik Jones (2015) and Christopher Bell (2017).
- KBM drivers have collected three wins, three poles, 468 laps led, seven top-five and 11 top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 10.6 across 18 starts at Kansas.
- Owner-driver Kyle Busch collected two of the wins at Kansas (2014 & 2017), while William Byron scored KBM’s win in 2016.
- A KBM Tundra has led at least one lap in seven of the eight races that the team has entered at Kansas since its inception in 2010.