LAS VEGAS (AP) Since Kyle and Kurt Busch don't seem particularly interested in the job, Dylan Kwasniewski is more than ready to be the Las Vegas Motor Speedway's newest hometown hero.
The 18-year-old Nationwide Series driver is having a busy week in the town where he grew up and learned to race. Between crashing at his friends' homes and going out on a date or two, he got to race this track for the first time - and though he slammed into the wall during practice Friday, he's excited about fulfilling a childhood wish this weekend.
"I've always been dreaming about getting on track here," Kwasniewski said. "I've been to all the races here, watched what goes on, but to actually be here, race at the track in front of my hometown and hopefully have the home crowd cheering me on, it's going to be pretty cool."