Kyle Busch Named Darlington USAC.25 Grand Marshal

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Kyle Busch will be the grand marshal for the USAC.25 event at Darlington Raceway. (Toyota Racing photo)

SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Kyle Busch, the 2015 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, has been named the honorary grand marshal for the USAC.25 Series event at Darlington Raceway, Aug. 29-Sept. 1.

He is scheduled to visit the USAC.25 track across from Darlington Raceway at the Manheim Auction lot on Saturday, Aug. 31.

The driver of the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing has accomplished incredible feats in his 16-year NASCAR career. Busch currently has 55 NASCAR Cup Series wins, including the prestigious Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway twice (2015-16). He has also collected 95 NASCAR Xfinity Series victories and 56 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series wins. He has more than 200 wins across NASCAR’s top three national series.

“I know there are a lot of talented young racers in quarter midget racing, so I appreciate being asked to be a part of the Darlington event as Grand Marshal,” said Busch. “Quar-ter midget racing is a great way to get started out in racing and I’m sure it’s going to be fun for them to be a part of the Throwback weekend at Darlington. I’m looking forward to seeing what the USAC.25 Series is all about.”

Busch adds his name to the list of USAC.25 Honorary Grand Marshals. Within the past year, iconic and legendary drivers like Jeff Gordon, Mario Andretti, Josef Newgarden, Arie Luyendyk, James Hinchcliffe, Chase Elliott, Graham Rahal, Joey Logano and Alexander Rossi have all spent time with the young drivers.

With at least 45 USAC.25 clubs located all across the country, thousands of kids ages five and up, along with their families, participate in USAC-sanctioned quarter midget series events. Some notable graduates of quarter midget include Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano, Ed Carpenter, Sarah Fisher, Ryan Newman and Alex Bowman.