‘Rowdy’ Joins the NASCAR Stars at the Snowball Derby

NASCAR Champion Kyle Busch joins a stacked field at the 2020 Snowball Derby.


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One of the most stout fields in Snowball Derby history will be getting a bit more “Rowdy” this weekend. Two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch returns to the biggest Super Late Model race in the country, joining a list of established NASCAR stars that include reigning Cup Series champion Chase Elliott, NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Noah Gragson and NASCAR Truck Series regulars Grant Enfinger, Derek Kraus and Chandler Smith.

Busch will be looking for his third win in five starts in the Snowball Derby this weekend. His most recent start came back in 2017, when he made a late-race charge through the field and passed Jeff Choquette with 16 to go to earn his second Tom Dawson Trophy. His other Derby win came in 2009, leading a race-high 91 laps in the process.

This will be his fourth Super Late Model start in 2020. He won in his return to the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in February, while scoring top-10s in the Gandrud Auto Group 250 at Wisconsin International Raceway and in the Clyde Hart Memorial at New Smyrna Speedway in August. He was scheduled to compete in the Blizzard Series finale at Five Flags in October, but a weather delay forced him to forego those plans.

Just like in 2017, he will be joined by a teammate at Kyle Busch Motorsports. 16-year-old Sammy Smith will be making his Snowball Derby debut this weekend behind a second No.51 machine. Smith finished third in last year’s Snowflake 100 while driving for Anthony Campi.

From Thursday, December 3 through Sunday, December 6, Speed51.TV will be live at Five Flags Speedway with coverage of all Super Late Model and Pro Late Model practice, qualifying, and racing; as well as the feature races for all racing divisions.

While there are separate PPV tickets for each day, be sure to get the best value for all four days with the 53rd Snowball Derby Four-Day Super-Ticket for $79.99.

Single-day PPV tickets run at $39.99 for Sunday, $29.99 for Saturday, $19.99 for Friday, and $14.99 for Thursday. Or, purchase the four-day super-ticket for $79.99. Click here to order.

-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51 National Correspondent – Twitter: @kgeyer3

-Photo Credit: Speed51 Photo