Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) is pleased to announce that 9-year old Dalton Griffin of Spring Hill Tenn. has been selected as the winner of the "Riding Shotgun With Kyle Busch Motorsports" essay contest for the Greater Nashville area. Griffin's name and picture will adorn the area above the passenger side window of Kyle Busch's No. 18 Dollar General Toyota for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Nashville Superspeedway this Friday, April 22. Additionally, Griffin will receive a $100 gift card from Goodlettsville, Tenn. based Dollar General, KBM's primary sponsor for the race.
Griffin, a student at Wright Elementary School in Spring Hill Tenn., had his essay selected as the winner among submissions from children age 5-12 in the Greater Nashville area. The contest called for children to submit an essay of 150 words or less that described an experience and/or achievement that occurred within the past 12 months and affected their lives in a positive way. Griffin's essay described the pride he felt from winning his first-ever trophy in the Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby in his third year participating in the event.
A motivational letter that Kyle Busch received during the off season from Kyle Savoie (sa-VOY), a 12-year old fan, inspired Busch to develop a program that will recognize children for experiences and achievements that had a positive effect on their lives. To recognize Kyle Savoie for inspiring the contest, a decal with his name and picture adorned the area above the passenger window of the No. 18 Dollar General Toyota Tundra driven by Busch in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 18.
Nashville is the first of 10 races throughout the 2011 season that an essay contest winner will follow in Savoie's footsteps and "Ride Shotgun" with Kyle Busch Motorsports. The other races scheduled are Dover (May 13), Kansas (June 4), Kentucky (July 7), Michigan (Aug. 20), Bristol (Aug. 24), Chicagoland (Sep. 16), Talladega (Oct. 22), Texas (Nov. 4) and Homestead-Miami (Nov. 18).
Kyle Busch Motorsports PR