Kyle Busch Gets Ready to Race as He Joins Chase Elliott at the 2020 Snowball Derby

Published 12/04/2020, 12:02 PM EST
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Halloween Toyota, stands on the grid prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)


Late last month, news broke that Chase Elliott was set to compete in the Snowball Derby in Florida. Now, he will be facing a few familiar foes, chief among them is Kyle Busch.

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Both of them are former winners and will be keen to duke it out against each other. Busch will be behind the wheel of a #51 stock car.

What was special about this car was its livery. As it turns out, Busch came out with an energy drink in 2019 called ‘Rowdy Energy’, and he advertised it with his car.

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Additionally, he even made a brief pitstop at a local Gander RV & Outdoors store and bought a few cans of the drink.

How will Kyle Busch perform at the Snowball Derby?

Truthfully, this race will mostly be beneficial for NASCAR drivers. To put it into perspective, it will help keep their skills sharp in the offseason.

However, on another note, this Snowball Derby is a race for the sake of pride. This is because a number of NASCAR drivers have won at the Pensacola track several times in a row.

So the onus is on Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott to maintain the streak. Additionally, this is the first time that Elliott is participating as a Cup Series champion.

He has already won the derby twice before, with his first win making him the youngest champion. Additionally, he and Busch have 2 wins each and will be eager to break the deadlock.

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HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 17: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota poses with the trophy after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Homestead Speedway on November in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Other NASCAR attendees include Derek Kraus, Chandler Smith, and Ty Majeski. Meanwhile, Busch and Elliott are not the only NASCAR winners. Notable visitors to Victory Lane include Erik Jones, John Hunter Nemechek, Christian Eckes, and Noah Gragson.

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