NASCAR Drivers Keep Busy By Competing In The Offseason

By Christy Valdez
Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

The NASCAR offseason may be underway but some drivers just can’t keep themselves away from the track.

As the offseason reaches it’s second week several drivers have decided to keep themselves busy by competing in the 2012 Snowball Derby. Drivers from NASCAR’s various series such as the Camping World Truck Series, Nationwide Series, Sprint Cup Series, and K&N Pro Series have entered themselves into this year’s race lineup.

Competing in the 45th annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Florida will be Cup Series drivers Landon Cassill, David Ragan, and Kyle Busch. From the Nationwide Series drivers Johanna Long will be Competing and from the Truck Series Nelson Piquet Jr., Cale Gale and Jeff Choquette will also be a part of the 71 driver entries.

NASCAR K&N Pro Series driver and 2011 Snowball Derby winner  Chase Elliott will be competing in this year’s race defending his title.

Other drivers within this year’s entries include Matt Kenseth’s son Ross Kenseth, Steve Wallace, and John Hunter Nemechek.

Past race winners include Busch and Long, Busch won in 2009 and Long won the following year. Defending race champion Elliott will be looking to make it  two consecutive wins.

Long and Elliott will also take part in the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 the night before the Snowball Derby. Also competing in the 45th annual Snowflake 100 will be Brandon McReynolds, son of NASCAR analyst and personality Larry McReynolds.

Christy Valdez is a member of the NASCAR Media. Follow her on Twitter @Knowursports and on Facebook at On The Sidelines With Christy 

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