Kyle Busch, the 2015 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion, has been named the Honorary Grand Marshal for the USAC.25 Se-ries 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 Satur-day, 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 MENCS wins, including the prestigious Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway twice (2015, 2016). He has also collected 95 NASCAR XFINITY Series victories and 56 NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS Series wins. His total of more than 200 wins across NASCAR’s top three national series is a feat that puts him in the same league as NASCAR’s seven-time champion and Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty.
“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 already impressive list of USAC.25 Honorary Grand Mar-shals. Within the past year, iconic and legendary drivers like Jeff Gordon, Mario Andret-ti, 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.
Since 1956, United States Auto Club (USAC) has proven itself as being the most diversified motorsports sanction-ing body in the world. It is the official sanctioning body of many of today’s largest racing series including its own suite of circle track series in Sprint, Midget and .25 Midget racing (quarter midgets), Pirelli World Challenge, Red Bull Global Rallycross, American Rally Association, International Snowmobile Racing, Robby Gordon Stadium Trucks, TORC Off Road Championship, Ultra 4 Racing, Formula Race Promotions and Karting. USAC has over 17,000 competitors racing at more than 1,000 sanctioned events globally.