Kentucky Speedway

Kyle Busch to run Truck Series race in Kentucky

Kentucky Speedway added some star power to its lineup for next month's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race with the announcement Thursday that Kyle Busch will participate.

Busch, a regular on the Sprint Cup series who stands eighth in the points standings, will be going for his third victory in seven career appearances at the Sparta track.

Busch, 25, won a 205-mile ARCA Racing Series stock car event in 2003 and picked up a Nationwide Series victory in Kentucky in 2004.

The Built Ford Tough 225 presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers will be Sept. 3, a Friday. Busch will close out his busy Labor Day weekend in Atlanta for a Nationwide race Sept. 4 and a Sprint Cup event on Sept. 5.

"The schedule kind of allows it since you don't have anything on track in Atlanta until Saturday and Sunday," Busch said. "Thursday and Friday I was open and decided that I might as well go run (the truck in Kentucky) myself. Plus, I sold sponsorship for that race. We'll announce that soon, get out there and hopefully have a good, solid run trying to win that thing."

Busch, in his first season as a team owner, will be racing in a truck from his Kyle Busch Motorsports stable. Busch is in second place in the Truck Series owner point standings this season.

Busch has won three of the eight Truck Series events he's entered as a driver this season, and he ranks 19th in the points standings.

He won Wednesday's race at Bristol, Tenn., after starting from the rear of the field, and also posted victories at Charlotte, N.C., on May 21 and Nashville, Tenn., on April 2. He also has two second-place finishes and a third, and he has won the pole four times.

Busch last ran in a trucks race at Kentucky Speedway in 2008, when he finished sixth.

The Built Ford Tough 225 is part of the speedway's "Celebrate Speed" weekend that also includes the IndyCar Series Kentucky Indy 300 on Sept. 4.