The two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion put on a show during his first-ever foray into Nitro Rallycross. Kyle Busch made strides throughout the weekend and finished fourth, ahead of four other series regulars.
He first faced off with the talented Nitro Rallycross drivers during his heat race and finished near the rear of the pack. He then took third during the semifinal round, just behind Robin Larsson and Steve Arpin.
This third-place run should have forced him to compete in a Last Chance Qualifying race, but the stewards made a surprising announcement. They issued a five-second penalty to Larsson after a collision with Arpin, dropping the Monster Energy driver back to fourth and elevating Busch into a transfer position. Rowdy automatically move on to the final event of the weekend, which series creator Travis Pastrana won in decisive fashion.
— Nitro Rallycross (@NitroRallycross) November 15, 2021
— Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) November 12, 2021