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Kentuckiana Motorsports Presented By Lucas Oil

Kyle Busch heads to his home track in Vegas this weekend hoping to make it two in a row for the #8 Richard Childress NASCAR Cup team. No one really thought the younger Busch brother was done with racing or was anywhere near the

end of his career. But with Ty Gibbs (Joe Gibbs grandson) needing a full-time Cup ride, and M & M's getting out of the sport (Leaving Joe Gibbs Racing) after the 2022 season, Kyle was pretty much looking for a new home. Quality rides were few and far between for the best all-time driver to race in all three major NASCAR series. Then stepped in Richard Childress. For several years his Cup teams lacked an intangible. It lacked a driver who could truly deliver with consistency. Then came Kyle Busch. He almost won at Daytona. Kyle claimed the win at California. The season ahead is long, and Kyle is more than eager, more than ready. He will be fun to watch.

For a decade, few people probably noticed the little Lucas Oil emblem on the driver suits of ALL Richard Childress racers. Or the Lucas logo on the car. The founder of Lucas Oil, Forrest Lucas is a solid promoter. Lucas Oil products and technical support have been woven into Childress Racing, and were all part of nearly two dozen victories. Childress is old school, so is Forrest Lucas. It's been a strong partnership. Lucas Oil Products are used everywhere. Lucas Oil backs teams, drivers, series, communities, and so much more, including for more 20 years, supporting Kentuckiana Motorsports.

Days before the Auto Club Speedway, Richard Childress and Lucas Oil announced the expanded the partnership with the #8 Kyle Busch Chevrolet for the California Cup race. Lucas Oil would be on the hood and all over the car. Lucas wrote a large check for the primary sponsorship. Kyle Busch delivered the big win. Not sure why the announcers at Fox during its TV coverage didn't step up a little more, to verbally talk about the Lucas sponsorship with Busch, especially since he won. It is true, tracks, teams, events, drivers, even some announcers are loyal to their own products. Given what Lucas Oil has done for the motorsports industry, it deserved more attention. Regardless, if you go behind the scenes to grass roots racers, fans, and those involved with racing , they'll let you know what Lucas Oil has truly meant to the sport. Congrats to Kyle! Congrats to Richard Childress! Congrats to Lucas Oil!

In addition to Lucas Oil, other KMS Sponsors include: PNC Bank (Sponsor of Scott Dixon's Indy Car Series Car), Sportsdrome Speedway (Celebrating more than 75 years of Racing!), locally owned Bright Pest Control and Bright Retail in Louisville, (Offering Do-It-Yourself Professional Pest Products with a retail store), and Knox Ford in Radcliff, Kentucky) (It also has a sister dealership, Tri-County Ford in Oldham County, KY). KMS friends also include: VoiceTel Kentucky (Offering telephone service for $25.00 a line, and that includes all taxes and fees), Temco Roofing, Jim Ellis/Attorney At Law, ICA Dumpsters, Kentucky Raceway Ministries, Nimlok Kentucky, Dynamic Healthcare, Lyndon Mower Repair, and Kentucky Medicare Plans (Serving Kentucky and Southern Indiana with Health and Medicare plans). We also thank our media connections in all series, especially NASCAR and with NASCAR Media for helping us bring the sport to the fans!

Since we're talking Lucas Oil, get ready for the upcoming NHRA season Presented by Lucas Oil. NASCAR and NHRA team owner Tony Stewart will run a full time schedule in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series for McPhillips Racing in a Top Alcohol Dragster. His wife is 12-time NHRA winner, Leah Pruett. She runs a Top Fuel dragster for Tony Stewart Racing. . The NHRA season kicks off March 9th in Gainesville, Florida.

It has been a tough winter for our farmers, ranchers, and those who work outside in agriculture. Check out the Lucas Oil backed Protect the Harvest . It supports those who work and love the outdoors. Learn more:

Some local racing talk for the 2023 racing season is forthcoming. Until then as we like to sat, Enjoy the racing!

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