Gibbs Considering Kentucky Speedway As Part Of 2002 Busch Series Debut
Coy Gibbs, full-time driver of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series No. 20 MBNA Chevrolet, may be part of the 43-car field in Kentucky Speedway's 300-mile NASCAR Busch Series event on June 15.
"Coy will race in the Busch Series this year, it's just a matter of when and where," said Ed Fennell, a spokesperson for the No. 20 MBNA Gibbs Racing Team. "We've been talking about it (racing the Busch Series) since January, but it depends how testing goes. He'd like to run at Kentucky because he ran well there in the truck (in 2001)."
Gibbs has previous experience racing Late Model and All Pro Series stock cars, but the 2002 season will mark his NASCAR Busch Series debut.
A report published on nascar.com indicates that the Gibbs camp has not yet secured sponsorship for its Busch Series machine, a Pontiac that will bear No. 20. The report also projects that Gibbs will enter five NASCAR Busch Series races including Talladega (April 20), Loudon, N.H. (May 11), Kentucky Speedway, Bristol, Tenn. (Aug. 23) and Kansas Speedway (Sept. 28).
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