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Daytona to Dirt: Kyle Larson, Ken Schrader Land Trophies as JJ Yeley Just Lands

A trip to the Midwest saw two generations of NASCAR dirt ringers rack up hardware over the last week.

Kyle Busch

The Cup Series regular continued to expand his presence on the micro sprint circuit, racing in the Keith Kunz Motorsports Challenge at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex in Missouri Thursday, Friday and Saturday night (Sept. 7-9).

Busch qualified for the A-mains Friday and Saturday, winning a qualifier race Friday night and finishing ninth in Saturday’s feature. Busch was upstaged by son Brexton, who scored multiple wins in the junior class.

Jerry Hill

The former Truck Series regular ran with the Delaware Super Trucks Series at Middleford Speedway Saturday night, posting a fourth-place finish on the bullring. 

Kasey Kahne

The former Cup Series regular contested the World of Outlaws tour as they ran the Gold Cup at the Silver Dollar Speedway in California. Kahne ran 16th in Friday’s feature but failed to transfer from Saturday’s Last Chance Showdown. Saturday marked Kahne’s first missed feature since Knoxville last month.

Kyle Larson

The Cup Series regular contested two divisions of sprint car racing at the Silver Dollar Raceway that he co-promotes Wednesday and Thursday night. Wednesday saw Larson post a top-10 finish in 360 sprint competition, while Thursday saw Larson win opening night of the Gold Cup. 

The win was Larson’s fifth of the year with the Outlaws.

Ken Schrader

The former Cup Series regular batted a thousand on the weekend, winning B-modified features at a pair of Illinois tracks, the Brownstown Bullring Friday night and Adams County Raceway on Sunday.

Kenny Wallace

The former Cup Series regular kept busy on the modified circuit this weekend, scoring top-five finishes in all three of his starts at Brownstown Friday, I-55 Raceway in Missouri Saturday and Adams County on Sunday.

JJ Yeley

The current Cup Series contender saw his return to USAC racing crash and burn, quite literally, on Wednesday night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Texas. Yeley was one of four drivers to suffer a night-ending crash during time trials, fortunately walking away from an ugly backstretch barrel roll.

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Schrader also won one of the Pinty’s races at Ohsweken Speedway near Hamilton in Ontario in Canada.


Darn, Devils Bowl was a tricky track on Thursday night. Four good cars getting destroyed in time trials. All were good cars, good drivers and single car incidents. They have refigured the track over the years but it really deserves the nickname Darlington has. It really is the “Track Too Tough To Tame Tame”.

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