Last year, Kyle Busch paid homage to Ernie Irvan’s late 1990’s Skittles car. This season, Busch takes it back a bit further to pay homage to another past MARS car — Bobby Hillin’s Snickers ride.
Snickers made the announcement via their social media channels on Thursday morning.
— SNICKERS® (@SNICKERS) August 22, 2019
Hillin ran the No. 8 Snickers Buick for the 1990 season. Driving for the Stavola Brothers, Hillin racked up a top-five finish and four top-10s that season. Hillin won one Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race through a 334-race career.
Busch will be looking at another win. He has four this season, and is in a tie with teammates Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. for most wins in 2019.
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