Kyle Busch: “Those cars are so different than what I grew up driving.”
After a two year absence, the Denny HamlinShort Track Showdown will return. The 200-lap pro-am late model race will be run at Langley Speedway. The Virginia track is a .395-mile asphalt oval.
About a week ago, a photo surfaced on the interwebs. It featured an all black late model running a test session at the grassroots short track. That car was Kyle Busch. But, Denny Hamlin was there as well.
“Those cars are so different than what I grew up driving,” Kyle Busch said from the Bristol Motor Speedway media center.
“I’m really not very familiar with those things. So, Denny was there and I was there. We were both testing.”
“Denny got his car going pretty good. I jumped in his car and it was just a completely different feel than what my car was. And Denny’s car was faster.”
“I tried to work on mine to continue to make it better to try and get some of that feel that Denny’s car had. I could just never find it. I’m not sure exactly what it takes to get there.”
“It’s fun to just get back to the short tracks. It’s a track I’ve never been to. That’s certainly compelling.”
“Denny, I don’t think he raced there much when he was younger. But, a little bit. It’s going to be cool to get back there with a bunch of the late model stock guys, that are great.”
“I’m looking forward to that.”
Kyle Busch will enter the race is a car prepared and owned by Marcus Richmond. These two have worked together a lot. Richmond is the crew chief for Kyle Busch in the NASCAR Truck Series.
The Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown will run April 19th. The race will support the Denny Hamlin Foundation.