Kurt Busch Teaming Up with Finch-Ballew to Run Atlanta Truck Race

Kurt Busch will be driving the No.51 Chevrolet in a joint venture between Billy Ballew Motorsports and Phoenix Racing this weekend for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The truck is an 11-time winner in recent seasons with drivers Kyle Busch, Shane Hmiel and Aric Almirola at the wheel.

The truck was most recently campaigned by Vision Aviation Racing in 2011, before that team closed its doors.

They took the truck and re-skinned it as a Chevrolet and put in a Hendrick engine. The truck will be entered into the Jeff Foxworthy Grit Chips 200 by Ballew, but prepared and crewed by Phoenix Racing.

“I’m helping Billy out a little,” confirmed Finch today. “He’s going to field the truck, and I’m helping him out by loaning him a pit crew and a driver.” “We haven’t announced anything yet,” said Ballew, “but I’m about 99% sure it’s going to happen. I’ll know for sure by Monday, but I’m confident enough that we already sent the entry in to NASCAR.”

Kurt Busch made his 2012 season debut in the CWTS at Michigan International Speedway driving the Kyle Busch Motorsports No.18 truck. He finished a solid ninth in that race.

Busch drives the No.51 for Phoenix Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.