Tag:Kyle Busch Motorsports
Posted on: January 19, 2012 3:24 pm
Edited on: January 19, 2012 9:12 pm

Busch Brothers team up for Nationwide effort

By Pete Pistone

(The Busch Brothers will share driving duties in the No. 54 Toyota sponsored by Monster Energy in 2012)


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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Posted on: June 1, 2010 12:50 pm

Malsam leaves, Busch shuts down truck team

With Tayler Malsam accepting an offer to driver the No. 10 car for Braun Racing in the Nationwide Series, it offered Kyle Busch a perfect opportunity to shut down one of his two Truck Series teams.

Malsam had been driving the No. 56 truck for Kyle Busch Motorsports. In seven starts, his best finish was 13th.

Because of sponsorship issues, Busch had basically been keeping the team afloat out of his own pocket.

Posted on: January 26, 2010 4:40 pm

Miccosukee might pull sponsorship

From ThatsRacin.com:

Sponsorship from Miccosukee Indian Gaming in all three of NASCAR's national series - Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks - could be terminated as a result of an early February vote by the Indian tribe, the Observer and ThatsRacin.com have learned. FULL STORY

CBSSports.com auto racing producer Brian De Los Santos

If the tribe does indeed pull sponsorship, which the report deems as likely, team owner James Finch will feel the pinch the most. He was all set to field the No. 09 car for Aric Almirola in the Cup Series as well as a full-time Nationwide ride for James Buescher .

Miccosukee was also set to sponsor the No. 18 truck for Kyle Busch Motorsports, which was hoping to run two trucks in its inaugural season. Reportedly they'll do so even if the tribe leaves, but it's a tough start for the first-year organization. As much as Busch may love to race, if he fails to land another sponsor, he may have second thoughts when it starts to hit him in the pocketbook.

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