NASCAR Star Kyle Busch and Traxxas
Join Forces for Off-Road and Oval
Racing Excitement!


 

Kyle Busch needs no introduction to race fans. With a record-setting 21 victories across the top three NASCAR series in 2008, and the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series title under his belt, Busch is arguably the best stock car racer in the country. And on August 24th at Chicagoland Speedway, he may just prove himself to be among the best short-course off-road racers as well! Kyle Busch will join the Traxxas TORC series and race in the Pro 2WD class, where he will compete against some of TORC’s most talented racers, including Rick Johnson, Jeff Kincaid, and Jeremy McGrath. Busch has raced in the dirt before, behind the wheel of a late-model oval machine, but Kyle’s TORC debut will be his first time dealing with the jumps, rough terrain, and the truck-to-truck contact that defines short-course competition. “I’ve always wanted to try out one of the Traxxas TORC Series trucks, so being able to race one at Chicago is going to be a lot of fun,” Busch said. “Racing an off-road truck has been on my list of vehicles I wanted to try out before my racing career was over, so I have to thank Traxxas for giving me a chance to come out and race one of these short course trucks for the first time.” Busch’s Pro 2WD truck will wear the familiar M&M candies graphics of the number 18 Toyota Camry he races in NASCAR, and will be supported in the Traxxas pit alongside the Pro 4X4 machines of Mike and Mark Jenkins, and the Traxxas Pro Light of Andrew Caddell. 

take to the driver’s stand in the Pro Driver R/C Race and compete against Pro Short Course racing’s elite with Traxxas Slash trucks. This event is a favorite for fans as they watch the drivers duke it out with each other on the R/C track with equally prepared stock trucks. It’s a battle of driving skill and strategy as rivalries fought on the full-size track make their way to the R/C track as well. The R/C Pro Driver Race is immediately followed by an autograph session where fans can meet the drivers, including Kyle in person. The R/C Pro Driver Race begins at 6PM on Wed, August 25th.
In addition to teaming with Kyle Busch to promote short-course racing, Traxxas is also supporting Kyle in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. After racing the TORC series mid-week, Kyle will strap into a NASCAR truck for Friday’s speedway race. His truck will be fully outfitted with Traxxas racing livery, introducing fans to The Fastest Name in Radio Control. Traxxas will also sponsor Kyle in two additional NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events: Talladega on October 30, and Homestead on November 19. 

Race fans who can’t make it to Chicago can watch Kyle Busch make his TORC debut on Discovery HD Theater, which will premier the first of 26 episodes of “The Off-Road Championship” on September 2. NASCAR fans can see Kyle behind the wheel of his Traxxas “Nastruck” in Chicago on Speed, August 27 at 9pm eastern. The race will be re-broadcast August 29 at 12am, and August 30 at 12:30pm. 
Based in Plano, Texas, Traxxas has been building the world’s fastest Ready-To-Race® radio controlled vehicles for over 23 years. Traxxas models are sold exclusively in Hobby Stores, 4-Wheel Parts, and Pep Boys.