LOS ANGELES – Two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch will compete in the Nitro Rallycross event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., on Nov. 13-14.
Busch will drive the new ZipRecruiter-sponsored #GoNitro car in Nitro RX’s Supercar class.
“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.
Nitro Rallycross is a new test for the NASCAR driver. Although he is no stranger to speed, the turbocharged 600 horsepower rallycross vehicles are a different beast than the NASCAR Cup Series vehicles he usually pilots. Nitro RX Supercars are all-wheel drive and accelerate faster off the starting line than an F-1 car, hitting 60 mph in 1.9 seconds at 1.5 G. Putting that power to all four wheels is necessary to navigate Nitro RX’s revolutionary multi-surface tracks, which feature the biggest jumps in motorsports, banked turns and steep berms.
Busch will battle an elite group of competitors, including Nitro Rallycross mastermind Travis Pastrana, Tanner Fourst and Scott Speed, among others.
“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.
“I’m so stoked to get the word out that Kyle is going to compete in Nitro Rallycross,” Pastrana said. “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. Once we get out on the track though, I know that both of us will have our eyes on that trophy.”