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Atlanta May Be Just What 'Rowdy' Busch Needs

Thursday, August 30, 2012

In the midst of the razor-thin, door-to-door action in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season, there has been one element from past years that has been missing. But this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, that element returns!

For the first time in 2012, Kyle Busch will race in a Truck Series event on Friday in the Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 200.  

The ‘take no prisoners,’ win or else mentality that Busch has been known for will return to the track for the driver affectionately known to his fans as “Rowdy.’

In need of a win to solidify his spot in the Chase for the Championship, Kyle Busch heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend in great need of momentum.

Atlanta’s high banks could very well be the cure to what’s been ailing Busch as of late. With no top-five finish in the past four races, he needs all and any type momentum that he can get. Busch needs something good to happen this weekend.

“We’ve been really fast – we’ve had fast racecars, which I’ve been excited about,” Busch said. “Dave (Rogers, crew chief) and the guys have done a really nice job of putting together some good stuff. It’s just that stupid things keep happening.”

Busch will get plenty of chances to generate some positive vibes this weekend. Busch is entered in all three races at the 1.54-mile track. In addition to Sunday’s AdvoCare 500, he’ll also race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series NRA American Warrior 300 on Saturday and Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 200.

“Kyle runs so good here, he needs momentum, and Friday night is a great time for him to pick some up,” said Atlanta Motor Speedway President and GM Ed Clark. “Any time Kyle Busch is in the race, it’s usually a great show.”

High expectations will be upon Busch on Friday, and for good reason. He has one Sprint Cup victory at Atlanta and is the track’s all-time leader in Truck Series wins with four. When he enters here, he usually wins or at least runs toward the front. 

Kyle Busch needs a win, even if it’s on Friday night, to spark him toward the Chase.

It may very well be exactly what he and all his ‘Rowdy’ fans are in need of.

Tickets for the Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 200 start at $25 with kids 12 and under admitted free with an adult general admission ticket. For info, call 877-9-AMS-TIX or visit

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