Kyle Busch went to Texas Motor Speedway on Friday to meet with more than 4,500 elementary school students. Busch and with 11 local-area schools who were crowning the champions of Texas Motor’s Speedway’s “Speeding To Read” educational program.
Students combined to read 1,020,207 books in the competition known as the “Lone Star 500” which began at the start of he school year.
“It’s certainly a packed house here this morning,” Busch said on Friday. “It’s really exciting that there’s this many kids that are excited to have the opportunity of reading and how many books they can read and achieving something for themselves individually, for their schools, or for their divisions and for their grades.
Busch handed out trophies, posed for photos and signed autographs for the students.
Students were rewarded with numerous prizes ranging from Duck Commander 500 tickets to Six Flags over Texas passes to a Domino’s pizza party for the entire championship-winning school. The top teachers and principals also were honored with Duck Commander 500 tickets and dinner and spa certificates for The Speedway Club at Texas Motor Speedway.
“There were a lot of different awards that were handed out today and although there were individuals that achieved awards, I think that the school awards were pretty special that all the kids knew they were a part of.”