2017-12-03 Kyle Busch passed Jeff Choquette with 15 laps to go to win his second Snowball Derby Late Model race.
The race featured NASCAR drivers Corey LaJoie, Harrison Burton, Mason Mingus, Ty Majeski and Noah Gragson. And yet, the fight came down to Busch versus two Late Model full timers, Bubba Pollard and Jeff Choquette.
Busch was one of three entries from Kyle Busch Motorsports in the race with Noah Gragson finishing 12th and Cole Rouse coming home 25th.
“I didn’t think we had it there for about 280 laps, and then that final 20 she came to life,” Busch said. “I just tried to persevere, save and work my way to those guys and finally be able to get my way around them. I wasn’t sure once I got there I’d have enough to be able to get by them, but they just kind of kept falling off and I just plateaued and kind of stayed. I didn’t think there was going to be 66 green flag laps, especially with some of those guys who took tires, I figured there was going to be some guys get into guys, but that didn’t happen. Once I got up there, I knew I had enough to get by them.”