Kyle Busch is taking on a little more extracurricular racing.
Busch will compete Tuesday night in the Rowdy 251 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich. After finishing fifth in the inaugural Champion Racing Association (CRA) Super Series race at the 0.438-mile paved oval in 2009, the race’s namesake has taken home the hardware after each of the last two annual events.
"I’m looking forward to the fourth annual Rowdy 251 at Berlin and hope to come out of there with my third straight victory," said Busch, who has recorded 105 NASCAR national series victories and can lay claim to numerous Late Model wins. "It won’t be an easy task — this race always brings out great competition.
"This year you’ve got the up-and-comers with Chase (Elliott) and Ross (Kenseth), along with all the other guys that drive these cars on a regular basis like Johnny Van Doorn, who gave me a run for my money last year; Terry VanHaitsma, who won out there last week, and Brian Campbell, who won the inaugural Rowdy race."
Busch will drive the no. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Camry that took him to victory at the track a year ago. It is also the same Toyota he drove when he won the 2012 SpeedFest at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, Ga.