Its been a very busy week for Kyle Busch Motorsports, as the team has announced on four of the five days so far, drivers for the No. 51 Toyota for the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. It all started when Kyle Busch announced that he’d pilot his truck five times next season beginning with the March 4 race at Atlanta. He will also be behind the wheel on May 12 at Kansas, May 19 at Charlotte, July 29 at Pocono and Aug. 12 a1 Michigan.
Then, the team announced that 16-year old Todd Gilliland will pilot the No. 51 Toyota in four races for 2017 beginning on June 17 at Gateway. He will also race at COTA on Sept. 3, New Hampshire on Sept. 23 and at Phoenix on Nov. 10.
On Thursday, six more races were filled, this time by another 16-year old Harrison Burton. The son of former NASCAR driver Jeff Burton will start his season on April 1 at Martinsville. The then will race on June 2 at Dover, June 23 at Iowa, July 19 at Eldora, Aug. 16 at Bristol and the second race at Martinsville on Oct. 20.
Finally, on Friday, the team filled the remaining eight races as Myatt Snider will pilot the No. 51 Toyota at Daytona, Talladega, both Texas races, Vegas, Homestead and Kentucky.
Basically, it’s Busch and two 16-year old generational drivers and a 22-year old generational driver as well. Busch will handle the bigger tracks, Gilliland the smaller flatter tracks and the road course, Burton the short high banked tracks and dirt and Snider the fast tracks.
So, with all that being said, what’s the breakdown of who’s racing where?
2017 No. 51 KBM Toyota Truck Schedule:
New Hampshire- Gilliland
Las Vegas- Snider