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Daytona to Dirt: Alex Bowman, Kyle Larson Commit to Inaugural High Limit Sprint Car Series

As momentum builds towards NASCAR’s only dirt race of 2023, dirt racing saw plenty of its regulars making noise both on and off the track.

Alex Bowman

The Cup Series regular was arguably the biggest surprise when the newly-formed High Limit Racing tour announced its inaugural class of regulars. 

The mid-week sprint car tour, paying purses that exceed even those of the standard World of Outlaws program, is the brainchild of sprint car powerhouse Brad Sweet and Kyle Larson. For those interested in following the High Limits tour, the series kicks off 2023 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas next Tuesday (April 11). The tour’s entire season will be carried on Flo Racing.

Kyle Busch

The Cup Series regular pulled double duty at Millbridge Speedway in North Carolina Wednesday night (March 29), experiencing two different nights across two classes. In the winged micro sprint class, Busch won the second heat race and finished runner-up in the feature.

The same could not be said in the track’s headline micro division. Collected in a heat-race incident that stuck him in the second B-main, Busch ended up in a battle for the final transfer spot with young Aiden Price, a driver who just so happens to assist with Brexton Busch’s own racing efforts at Millbridge. Busch ran a very clean event and in doing so missed a transfer to the A-main by one spot.

Sheldon Creed

The Xfinity Series regular again ran up front for the entirety of the wingless micro program Wednesday at Millbridge, out-dueling Cannon McIntosh to win the third heat race and finishing third in the main event. Creed, who is expected to run the majority of the races at Millbridge this season, does have a little reason to be concerned though, as Brent Crews was able to outrun him over the course of 30 laps.

See also
Daytona to Dirt: Sheldon Creed Strong at Millbridge, Stewart Friesen With Strong Words

Tanner Gray

The Truck Series regular saw his night at Millbridge end before it began, taking a wild tumble during hot laps for the wingless micro sprints.

Millbridge Speedway3-29-2023Tanner Gray I ran in to Blake Harris , Buddy Olds and a few others out there.

Posted by Lee Kington on Thursday, March 30, 2023

Jerry Hill

The former Truck Series regular opened his 2023 season with a win, going from ninth to first to win the Delaware Super Trucks feature at Delaware International Speedway Friday night.

🏁 Jerry Hill picks up the Delaware Super Trucks feature win!

Posted by Delaware International Speedway on Friday, March 31, 2023

Brandon Jones

The Xfinity Series regular ran the wingless micro division at Millbridge Wednesday night, but the highlight of his evening was a heat-race incident that forced Kyle Busch to check up and ultimately played a role in Rowdy being relegated to a B-main. Jones also had to run a B-main and came up five spots short of a transfer.

Kasey Kahne

The former Cup Series regular ran with the World of Outlaws Friday and Saturday night at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. Kahne comfortably made both features this weekend, though he also fell victim to a narrow track surface that both nights kept passing at a premium. Kahne started and finished 14th on Friday, then 10th on Saturday. 

Kahne had more success as an owner though, with driver Sweet winning Friday’s feature event.

Kyle Larson

See Alex Bowman above. Larson will also be contesting the full High Limit Racing schedule in 2023.

Ken Schrader

The former Cup Series regular did not manage to race this weekend, with his scheduled modified appearance at Centerville Super Speedway in Arkansas rained out. However, this writer missed Schrader’s dirt racing exploits a week ago, so for those fans out there know that Schrader ran his modified at the Springfield Raceway in Missouri on March 26, winning a heat race and scoring a top-five finish.

 Started second in our heat race and won. Started six in the feature worked my way to 8th Then With 5 laps to go run up…

Posted by Ken Schrader on Sunday, March 26, 2023

Kenny Wallace

The former Cup Series regular ran his own modified at Schrader’s I-55 Raceway in Missouri Saturday night, finishing 19th after a rough outing in the feature. Anyone that’s familiar with Wallace (and the Driver Diary he used to author here at Frontstretch) knows he loves to talk, so we’ll let him tell his own story.

Jack Wood

The Truck Series regular got off to a great start in wingless micro competition Wednesday at Millbridge, leading the first five laps of the first heat. However, disaster struck on lap 6 when Wood overdrove turn 1, climbed the wall and came to a stop, collecting second-place Crews as well. Wood failed to qualify for Wednesday’s feature.

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Tom B

The World of Outlaws is acting just like USAC in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. What a bunch of phonies.

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