(The Busch Brothers will share driving duties in the No. 54 Toyota sponsored by Monster Energy in 2012)
AUDIO: LISTEN TO KURT BUSCH DISCUSS DRIVING FOR KYLE BUSCH MOTORSPORTS
It will be Busch Brothers "Shootout Style' in the Nationwide Series this season.
Kyle Busch Motorsports announced its 2012 plans on Thursday that will see brothers Kyle and Kurt Busch share time behind the wheel of the No. 54 Toyota.
Monster Energy will sponsor the effort, which will compete for the Nationwide Series owners' championship.
Kyle is slated to run 13-15 races with Kurt taking the wheel for the remainder of the 33 race schedule.
“I’m proud to be a part of it," Kurt said of joining his brother's organization. "He won a Truck Series championship in his first year, and his team has kept on winning ever since. Now, it’s moving to the Nationwide Series, where the bar will remain high. His expectations are the same as mine, and we know each other better than anyone. We’re driven to win, and with Monster Energy driving us, we’ll be a tough team to beat.”
The starts in his own ride will be the only Nationwide Series races on Kyle's schedule this year as Sprint Cup owner Joe Gibbs "recommended" he curtail his participation in the JGR cars set to compete this season.
Kurt will augment his KBM Nationwide schedule with a handful of starts for his new Sprint Cup Series team owner James Finch's NWS entry and compete at restrictor plate tracks in the team's Chevrolet.
Veteran crew chief Mike Beam will call the shots for the KBM No. 54 ride this season.
"I am excited to join the KBM team and to have Monster Energy as our sponsor," stated Beam. "Kyle and Kurt are two of the best drivers in NASCAR. To contend for the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series Owner's Championship with Monster Energy and to have all of the elements in place that make a great team, you can not help being excited to be a part of this."
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