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Children Can Write Their Way Into Riding Shotgun With Kyle Busch Motorsports

Posted by Amy in General

In the off-season Kyle Busch received a letter at Kyle Busch Motorsports from 12 year old Kyle Savoie. In the letter Kyle tucked in his allowance of $5.00 and suggested that if other children followed his lead they could sponsor Kyle’s Camping World Truck team for one race:

The message behind Kyle Savoie’s letter was how dreams are important and to never give up on your dreams. He even sent us his five dollar-allowance with the letter in an effort to help support our KBM truck team.  He suggested that if other kids followed his lead, they could serve as the sponsor for a race.  In return, he suggested that we would put their names and school pictures on the truck. I obviously don’t want kids to send us their allowances, but I loved the idea of recognizing kids for positive experiences and achievements by putting their name and picture on my truck! ~ Kyle Busch, Team Release

Thus the Riding Shotgun with Kyle Busch Motorsports essay contest was born: To recognize Kyle Savoie for inspiring the contest, a decal with his name and picture adorned the area above the passenger window of the No. 18 Dollar General Toyota Tundra driven by Busch in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 18.

Children ages 5-12 living in the United States  can submit an essay of 150 words or less describing an experience and/or achievement that occurred in the last 12 months that has affected their  life in a positive way.  The deadline for the next Riding Shotgun with KBM race (Kansas) is May 21st 2011.

Essay Rules are:

Essay Topic: In 150 words or less, describe an experience and/or achievement that occurred in the last 12 months that has affected your life in a positive way.

Eligibility: Children age five to 12 who reside in the United States are eligible.

Essay Deadline: The winning essay for Kansas Speedway will be selected on May 21, 2011. Sorry, but entries submitted after the deadline (deadline in parentheses) will not be considered due to time constraints.

Prize: One winner in each race market will have their name and a 2.5″ x 3.5″ photo displayed above the passenger side window of the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra for the selected race.  Within six weeks of the completion of the race, the winner will receive an autographed 8″ x 10″ photo of the No. 18 KBM Toyota Tundra from the race in which their name appeared on the truck.

Submitting entries: Entries can be submitted via email essay@kylebuschmotorsports.com or mailed in to:

Kyle Busch Motorsports

351 Mazeppa Rd.

Mooresville, N.C.  28115

Attn: “Riding Shotgun” Essay Contest

In addition to your essay and 2.5″ x 3.5″ photo*, please be sure to include the following information:

*Parent or legal guardian must approve submission of the contestant’s photo.  By submitting a photo, parent or legal guardian grants Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) the right to display submitted photo and child’s name on the No. 18 Toyota Tundra and the company website and/or marketing materials.  Photos will become the property of KBM and will not be returned to the contestant. No purchase is necessary to submit an entry.



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There are eight more races left in the Camping World Truck Series where children can submit an essay in order to get their name and picture on a KBM CWTS truck:  Kansas (June 5),  Kentucky (July 7), Michigan (Aug. 20), Bristol (Aug. 24), Chicagoland (Sep. 16), Talladega (Oct. 22), Texas (Nov. 4) and Homestead-Miami (Nov. 18).

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