NASCAR: Kyle Busch responds to fans ahead of part two

Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, NASCAR (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, NASCAR (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

Kyle Busch is again set to run an M&M’s Messages car in this Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway, and he has responded to fans who have entered the promotion.

This past Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, M&M’s Messages appeared on the race rack for the first time in the NASCAR Cup Series after initial plans to do so last season were scrapped as a result of schedule changes caused by coronavirus pandemic-related restrictions.

Kyle Busch ran a special M&M’s Messages paint scheme on his #18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in this 325-lap race around the four-turn, 1.54-mile (2.478-kilometer) oval in Hampton, Georgia, and he drove it to a fifth place finish.

M&M’s Messages launched last year and did make an appearance on Busch’s #18 Toyota in 2020, but that was in an iRacing event, not in a real-life competition.

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As a part of an ongoing promotion involving M&M’s Messages, race fans still have the chance to get their hands on M&M’s Racing merchandise, including hats and diecasts, signed by the two-time Cup Series champion. The grand prize is a signed piece of the #18 car.

Each pack of the candies features a unique expression delivered by the iconic brand spokescandies to help people connect and find humor in everyday life. To take part in the promotion, all fans need to do is tweet their favorite expressions among the 28 unique packs, and be sure to do so using the hashtag #MMSSweepstakes. It is completely free to enter.

This promotion will end after the race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

In this 250-lap race around the four-turn, 0.533-mile (0.858-kilometer) high-banked oval in Bristol, Tennessee, which is set to be the first Cup Series race on dirt in more than five decades, the 35-year-old Las Vegas, Nevada native is again set to run a special M&M’s Messages paint scheme on his #18 Toyota.

However, this one will be slightly different than the one he ran this past weekend. The message on Busch’s car at Atlanta Motor Speedway read: “Thanks for Being as Awesome as I am”.

Here’s a look at the car he is set to run this Sunday, featuring the message: “I’m not Competitive I Just Hate Losing”.

Several fans have already entered the sweepstakes, and Busch has taken the time to reply to quite a few of them, thanking them for their support and wishing them good luck for when it comes time to deal out the prizes.

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Sunday’s Food City Dirt Race is set to be broadcast live from Bristol Motor Speedway on Fox beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET.