NASCAR: Here’s where Kyle Busch will compete in 2021

Kyle Busch, Kyle Busch Motorsports, NASCAR (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, Kyle Busch Motorsports, NASCAR (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

Kyle Busch has confirmed the five races in which he is slated to compete throughout the 2021 NASCAR Truck Series schedule.

Full-time NASCAR Cup Series drivers who have five or more seasons of full-time experience in the Cup Series are still only allowed to compete in a maximum of five Truck Series races per year.

Fans may not like it, and he knows that. But Kyle Busch Motorsports Truck Series team owner Kyle Busch doesn’t care.

Busch, the winningest driver in the history of the sport’s third highest level, takes advantage of that five-race allowance every season, and he doesn’t plan on stopping that anytime soon. In fact, in 2019, he went five for five for the first time.

Now he has confirmed his five-race schedule for the upcoming 2021 season.

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Busch is set to compete in the season’s third, fourth, sixth, seventh and 13th races of the 22-race season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Richmond Raceway, Kansas Speedway and Pocono Raceway, respectively.

These five races are scheduled to take place on Friday, March 5; Saturday March 20; Saturday, April 17; Saturday, May 1; and Saturday, June 26. Busch is set to drive the #51 Toyota in these races and compete alongside full-time drivers John Hunter Nemechek, who is set to drive the #4 Toyota, and rookie Chandler Smith, who is set to drive the #18 Toyota.

The only other confirmed driver of the #51 Toyota for the 2021 season is Drew Dollar, who has been confirmed for eight races on the schedule. Who will drive the truck in the other nine races remains unknown.

Busch has 59 career wins in 155 Truck Series starts, including three in five races last year and nine in his last 11 starts going back to 2018.

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The 2021 season is scheduled to get underway at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, February 12 with the NextEra Energy 250 with Drew Dollar behind the wheel of the #51 Toyota alongside John Hunter Nemechek and Chandler Smith.