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Kyle has a kid driving for him this week that is 16 years old....Erik Jones will drive Kyle's #51 Toyota truck this Saturday in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway....Erick won last year's Super Late Model "Snowball Derby" at age 15...beating among other Cup stars, his boss Kyle Busch!....the truck Erik will be driving Saturday is the same one Denny Hamlin won at Martinsville with last year....evidently, from what I heard, Nascar will let 16 year olds drive on short tracks only.....it will be interesting to see how this kid performs....Mojo
I used to crew for a team that raced in the Snowball Derby every year for at least ten when I joined the team in about 98. His son sat on the pole sometime mid 2000's.
The driver I worked for was a local track champion 8 times when I joined the team. I was a welder/fabricator/mechanic and catch can for pit stops.
The Derby is steeped in tradition. I met Red Farmer there. He treated me like we were old friends. When we crossed paths, he would stop and ask how I was and put his arm around me. Very nice person.