Kyle Busch entered for 50th annual Snowball Derby

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Five Flags Speedway announced Tuesday that 2015 Cup champion Kyle Busch has submitted an entry for the Snowball Derby, which will be held Dec. 3 at the half-mile track.

“The Snowball Derby is the biggest race in the Late Model industry and with this year being the 50th annual event I feel like it’s going to be extra special,” Busch said in a statement from the track.  “Tim Bryant and all of his staff, as well as everyone at Speed 51, they always do such a great job promoting this event and the fans always turn out because the racing is exciting.

“I was debating on whether or not to enter the Derby this year even before they moved the Cup Series banquet to Thursday night, so once that changed and it will allow me to get to Five Flags Speedway on Friday to qualify my own car, I was all in.”

Busch won the Snowball Derby in 2009 and finished third in 2012. This will be his fourth appearance in the event.

A full list of entries for the event is expected soon.