NASCAR champion will race in a totally new discipline in Phoenix
Kyle Busch is set to make his Nitro Rallycross debut on November 13 – 14 at Phoenix’s Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. The NASCAR driver will racer a new ZipRecruiter-sponsored #GoNitro car in Nitro RX’s Supercar class.
Nitro Rallycross is supercross but with four wheeled cars. Tracks feature a range of surfaces, high banked corners as well as jumps.
“Anybody that knows me knows that I’m a true racer and I’ve always prided myself in the ability to get behind the wheel of any type of vehicle at any type of track and be competitive. So, I’m pumped for the opportunity to go wheel-to-wheel with some of the best rallycross drivers from around the world in Nitro Rallycross at Wild Horse Pass,“ said Busch.
Travis Pastrana launched the Nitro Rallycross Series in 2018
“Travis has put a lot of time and effort into developing challenging courses and recruiting talented drivers to compete alongside him in this series — I’m appreciative of the invite to be a part of it and I’m excited to get out there and see how I stack up against the competition,” said Busch.
Nitro RX mastermind Travis Pastrana, Phoenix competitors include Tanner Foust – the only driver in the world with victories in X Games, Global Rallycross, WRX, ARX and the European Rallycross Championship – as well as Scott Speed, a three-time X Games gold medalist, three-time Global Rallycross champion, plus an F1 and NASCAR veteran – and more.
A week prior to Kyle Busch’s Rallycross debut, he’ll run NASCAR’s championship race, also in Phoenix. The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season comes to a close at the nearby Phoenix Raceway.
Travis Pastrana comments
“I’m so stoked to get the word out that Kyle is going to compete in Nitro Rallycross,” Travis Pastrana stated.
“From day one, this series was made by drivers for drivers in order to create a totally new type of motorsport – one that was challenging to race while at the same time thrilling for fans to watch. Having a champion of Kyle’s caliber get in the ring raises the game even more and introduces a new audience to Nitro RX.”
Pastrana concluded, Once we get out on the track though, I know that both of us will have our eyes on that trophy.”
2021 NITRO RALLYCROSS SCHEDULE
Sept. 24-25, 2021
Utah Motorsports Campus
Salt Lake City, Utah
Oct. 2-3, 2021
ERX Motor Park
Nov. 13-14, 2021
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Nov. 20-21, 2021
Glen Helen Raceway
Dec. 4-5, 2021