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It was a battle for the ages in the closing laps of the 2012 Snowball Derby. It was an all out shootout with just 22 laps to go between NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Kyle Busch and a little known 16-year old Michigan native Erik Jones. Jones led when the field came to make their final pit stops on lap 278 after Hunter Robbins spun out causing the races' eighth caution. Busch pulled out to a lead in his #51 car but Jones closed. Busch and Jones would run side by side, beating and banging for the next eight laps until lap 292 of the 300 lap event, when Jones finally cleared Busch and sailed to his first career Snowball Derby victory in his first start. An excited and thrilled Jones stood in victory lane.
"I can believe it, we just beat Kyle Busch," Jones screamed! "I can't put it into words, can't thank my mom and dad enough. I was nervous, I didn't think I could hold him off at the end but we did."
Busch was passed by Jeff Choquette with five laps ...
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Controversy was in full swing yesterday after the 45th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. The 300 lap Super Late Model race is considered to be the Daytona 500 of short-track racing by many. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Kyle Busch helped bring a lot of publicity to the event when he won the race in 2009. He once again was in the race this year and...
After being sent to the rear of the field when race officials ruled his contact with another competitor in a lap-158 accident of the 45th annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. was "beyond normal racing," Kyle Busch mounted a rally and had his No. 51 Monster Energy Camry at the front of the field for the final restart. Busch battled side-by-side...
At the end of 2011 Kyle Busch had to sit out a race for on track activity in a different series. Sitting out the last race of the season relegated him to a 12th place finish in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup. Last year even though he only ran 35 of the 36 [...]
The Snowball Derby is being held today at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. This is the 45th running for the Super Late Model cars, at the Snowball Derby. The Snowball Derby’s start time is 3:00 p.m EST, and the races length is 300 laps and 150 miles to close out the Super Late Model season. The race is not on television, however, you [...]
Erik Jones won the 45th annual Snowball Derby held at 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL. It is the biggest win of the 16-year-olds career.
Jones was able to finish ahead of Kyle Busch. Busch was eventually passed by Jeff Choquette who took home second.
The race was highlighted by a series of wrecks.
After an incident with Steve Wallace, Nelson Piquet dropped some harsh words once...