Kyle Busch Swings from the Trees

High-Flying Heroics are a Prelude to His Race in Richmond on April 27

Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch goes from swinging through the trees to battling on the 3/4-mile oval in just a couple weeks at RIR


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch is no stranger to practically flying around a race track in his #18 M&M’s Toyota Camry. But today, Busch and Richmond International Raceway President Dennis Bickmeier came a little closer to actually flying. Busch and Bickmeier took to the treetops at Go Ape in Rockville, MD – braving obstacles, zip lines and a Tarzan swing.

Busch, who has won the last four Spring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Richmond International Raceway, will only have to wait a couple weeks to transition from flying among the trees to piloting his race car at RIR for the April 27, Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

During the treetop adventure at Go Ape, Kyle swung from a rope like Tarzan, zip lined through the forest and rode a skateboard in the air through the canopy.

“It was fun to do something different and get out to ride some ropes, enjoy the outdoors and do something that isn’t your typical experience,” said Busch. “I loved the Tarzan swing. You hook up to the rope, fall off a platform and drop right off. It takes your stomach away from you for a second, but it’s fun.”

Following his acrobatics, Busch visited a local restaurant for a public question and answer session, followed by a few autographs for some lucky race fans.

Come April 25, 26 & 27, Busch will be back at Richmond International Raceway for a different kind of fun.

“I love Richmond,” said Busch. “Richmond is one of my favorite race tracks and one of my best race tracks. I love being able to go there. I’ve put on a lot of good races there – I’ve won four in a row at the spring races and I’d love to make it five. It’s an excitement track and a lot of action happens under the lights.”

Tickets are on sale now for the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. Advance tickets, including seats in Turns 1 and 4, start at $45, and can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling 866-455-7223. Tickets for the ToyotaCare 250 start at $30 in advance and can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling 866-455-7223. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections on Friday. The weekend begins Thursday, April 25, when the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to RIR for the BLUE OX 100 and Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown presented by FedEx, benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Advance tickets are $25, with children 12 and younger admitted free.

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