Two-time NASCAR Cup champion Kyle Busch will pilot the No. 51 Toyota for the fourth of 5 Camping World Truck Series begins in 2021. So the winningest driver in vans collection historical past (60 victories) would be the heavy favourite in Saturday’s Wise Power 200.
Busch’s six wins (one Cup Series, 4 Xfinity and one vans) at Kansas Speedway are probably the most by any driver within the 20-year historical past of the observe. He gained the vans race at Kansas in 2014.
Here are 5 vans regulars to observe problem Busch, who owns one victory and two runner-up finishes in his different begins this 12 months.
Ben Rhodes, No 99 Toyota
Rhodes, 24, gained the opening two races of the season, at Daytona and the Daytona street course. Rhodes, of Louisville, Ky., had high 10 finishes in two of the three vans races at Kansas Speedway final 12 months and was second in 2019.
John Hunter Nemechek, No. 4 Toyota
Nemechek, 23, son of Joe Nemechek, who swept Cup and Xfinity races at Kansas in 2004, has returned to the vans collection for Kyle Busch Motorsports after spending 2019 and 2020 within the Cup and Xfinity collection. He’s already gained twice in six begins this season — beating vans proprietor Busch at Las Vegas and Richmond — and can begin on the pole, alongside his boss. He ran third in 2017 and fourth in 2018 at Kansas.
Sheldon Creed, No. 2 Chevrolet
Creed, 23, the defending collection champion, has three high six finishes this season in six begins and 5 profession vans collection wins, all in 2020. Creed, of Alpine, Cal., completed second within the October race at Kansas final 12 months and in addition gained at the observe to cap his 2018 ARCA collection championship.
Matt Crafton, No. 88 Toyota
Crafton, 44, has but to win this season, however the three-time collection champion has 15 profession wins, together with 2013, 2015 and 2020’s second summer time race at Kansas Speedway. Crafton, from Tulare, Calif., is the one driver to win a number of vans races at Kansas.
Austin Hill, No. 16 Toyota
Hill, 27, ran robust in all three Kansas vans races final 12 months, successful the primary occasion, adopted by sixth- and third-place finishes. Hill, of Winston, Ga., has six profession wins. He completed third at Las Vegas and second at Atlanta, comparable intermediate tracks to Kansas.