OFF-ROAD TRUCKS? CHECK. KYLE BUSCH TRIES TRAXXAS TORC

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Last night Kyle Busch – with the ink still drying in the history books from his recent three-race Bristol sweep – was quick to point out he can’t be called a winner in the Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL until he wins a race.

Busch was poised to make his debut in the Off-Road Series at Route 66 Raceway® with a few practice rounds in his favor, but since that seat time was at a track in Crandon, Wisc. he knew the Joliet course would be a challenge.

He’ll have to wait a little while for the winner’s title this time.

Busch dominated the Traxxas PRO Driver Remote-Controled Challenge on a tough course but it was the real race that gave his team trouble. The multi-talented driver suffered a broken rear suspension on the second lap of the PRO 2WD session and was unable to finish the race.

Ricky Johnson grabbed an early win in PRO 2 and never gave up the spot. Rick Huseman earned his third consecutive win in PRO 4WD and Andrew Caddell claimed the title in PRO Lights.

Traxxas TORC action continues tonight at Route 66 Raceway. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for juniors. Children age 4 and under are free. The gates open at 5 p.m., with opening ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. Race action features four categories: Super Buggy; Traxxas PRO Light Trucks; Kumho Tires PRO 4-by-4 Trucks and AMSOIL PRO 2WD Trucks.

Although Busch can draw on his experience with driving on sand dunes near his Las Vegas home, he still took note of advice before his debut with Off-Road trucks.

“I would say the biggest piece of advice would be to always just try to keep it straight,” Busch said. “Once you get out of control, you gotta figure out how to get it straightened back up. It gets pretty ugly in a hurry, so it’s always best to try to keep the throttle on sometimes. But, you know, for me, it’s getting used to everything and trying to keep going fast.”

 Busch’s schedule at the motorsports facility near Chicago isn’t over yet. Friday Busch will compete in the NASCAR® Camping World Truck Series 225 at Chicagoland Speedway® – an event he won last year. The Truck race will follow the Ansell® Protective Gloves 150 ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX® and Menards® race.

Saturday’s race action features the Chicagoland 100 (Firestone Indy Lights®) and the IZOD IndyCar® Series’ PEAK® Antifreeze and Motor Oil INDY 300.

For the first time ever, fans can now purchase individual tickets to Chicagoland Speedway's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and IZOD IndyCar Series races, Aug. 27-28, 2010.   Tickets start at just $49 for adults and $20 for children ages 12 and under, and can be purchased by calling 888-629-RACE (7223) or Online.  For information regarding group ticket packages, call 815-722-5500.

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