Kyle Busch Motorsports comes into this Sunday’s race at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park with confidence of good runs. This weekend Chad Hackenbracht will join Joey Coulter and Darrell Wallace, Jr. north of the boarder.
What the drivers lack in experience on road courses, they make up for enthusiasm. Take Darrell Wallace, Jr., who hasn’t been on a road course since 2010. “I’ve got some confidence going in to this weekend’s race in Canada. I’ve run one big road-course race in the (K&N Pro Series) East car in 2010 at Lime Rock (Park) — that was a lot of fun. I learned a lot there and I’ve also done a lot of Legends car stuff – me and my dad over at Charlotte (Motor Speedway) during the winter. I’ve got some experience, but I’m not the best on it. I kind of hold my own.”
Coulter on the other hand has some experience on road courses, which should give him a leg up on the competition. “I’m especially excited about the trip north to Canada this weekend – there is a huge NASCAR fan base up there and I felt like the Truck Series was missing out on it. Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is a really cool looking road course – I’ve watched a lot of races there and I’m looking forward to having a lot of fun up there in my Monster Energy Toyota Tundra.”
Running a road course race in the Nationwide Series is what allows Hackenbracht to believe he will be successful Sunday. “I really love road course racing and have had some success with it in the ARCA Series. I had the opportunity to run Mid-Ohio earlier this month in the Nationwide Series and although the two tracks are different in terms of layout, just having the fundamentals of road course racing fresh on my mind will be helpful. I know most of these guys in the Truck Series have never raced on a road course or haven’t done so in a while, so I feel like I will have an advantage.”
To further his track time Hackenbracht will be running the Canadian Tire Series race before the Camping World Truck Series race. “I’m also running the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race before the Truck Series race on Sunday, so the added track time above and beyond what we are getting in the trucks under race conditions and figuring out passing zones will be really helpful. I’m looking forward to a solid weekend with this 51 KBM team.”
The action gets underway Sunday when the inaugural Chevrolet Silverado 200 starts at about 2:00 PM EST and can be seen on Fox Sports 1.