Kyle Busch's Primary Texas Truck Saved In A Hauler Fire

Horn FanSenior Writer IOctober 30, 2008

On Tuesday night Billy Ballew Motorsports lost the Team 51 hauler carrying Kyle Busch's primary and back up truck in route to Texas Motor Speedway to fire near Shreveport, La.

The good news was that Kyle's favorite truck, also his primary truck, was saved and salvaged, along with a partially melted tool box. But everything else, the back-up truck, radios, springs, and other equipment on the hauler were melted and lost to the fire.

His truck arrived at TMS, covered in soot, both waterlogged and water damaged.

The team worked overnight Wednesday taking the engine apart and drying out the cylinders. The intake was looked at and thoroughly inspected the engine making sure it was okay and salvageable to race.

Sure the team was proud of their hard work Thursday night. That's when Kyle qualified third for the Chevy Silverado 350K, with a lap speed of 178.183 mph.

Billy Ballew had insurance up to a million dollars, but according to Busch that probably won't be enough to replace the lost equipment.

Jeff Milburn who has competed at Texas with his team at truck races assisted the team with the use of his hauler and a couple of trucks to help the team.

It was rumored Kyle took the entire BBM team out for 28oz. Angus Steaks and pitchers of Miller Lite for their hard work getting the No. 51 truck ready for Friday's race or let's hope he did.