NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champ Busch to compete in Gatornationals
http://www.nhra.com/story/2010/3/6/nasc ... nationals/
The driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge for Penske Racing is set to get behind the wheel of his rebuilt 1970 Dodge Challenger next weekend to compete against a field of between 70 and 90 veteran Super Gas racers who no doubt will be champing at the bit to line up against one of the biggest names in motorsports.
Busch will make a minimum of three time trial passes on Thursday March 11 and the field will return Friday morning to begin eliminations.
“Gainesville is one of the marquee events on the NHRA calendar and it’s a privilege to compete against the best Sportsman racers out there,” Busch said.
Busch bought the Dodge Challenger in 2008 and began the process of getting it into race shape in March of 2009. The car is powered by a stroked 6.1 liter Hemi, weighs 3,000 pounds and puts out a 1,167 horsepower.
Man, I want to see some motor pictures from that Challenger!