FeatureKyle Busch Not Allowed to Race Whelen Modified Series Race at Bristol

Kyle Busch Not Allowed to Race Whelen Modified Series Race at Bristol

Sweeping the week at Bristol Motor Speedway for the second time of his career, Kyle Busch has one victory missing from the equation that many of his “haters” don’t hesitate to point out. Despite winning at Bristol in all three of NASCAR’s top divisions, Busch hasn’t found victory in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at Bristol which has been a staple of the August weekend since its inception in 2009.

“I’m not allowed to,” Busch told Christian Koelle following the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race in the Media Center. Earlier this year at Indianapolis, Busch told Media he had a ride lined up for the Indianapolis 500 but when it came down to it he wasn’t allowed to race to which put an immediate halt to him pulling double duty and it has apparently also stopped him from pulling the quadruple at Bristol.

In over 900 starts among all NASCAR Series, Busch has never made a start in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series. Despite the heat Busch would get for winning the Whelen Modified Tour race at Bristol, it would be quite impressive. On Saturday Night, Busch completed his 450th start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with his 40th career victory, tying him with NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin with all-time victories.

Christian Koelle
Christian Koellehttps://cckphotography.myportfolio.com/
Christian returns to Kickin' the Tires again in 2023 for his third straight season. He will mainly serve as a photographer for the organization while also being the main ARCA Menards Series writer. He currently plans to do at least 40 races across the three NASCAR National Series, ARCA Menards Series, IndyCar, and make his NHRA debut at Bristol in June. Christian's favorite race tracks include Nashville Superspeedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Barber Motorsports Park, Martinsville Speedway, and Iowa Speedway among other tracks. One of Christian's dreams is for NASCAR or ARCA to return to Memphis International Raceway.


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