Friday, December 11, 2009

Kyle Busch Announces New NASCAR Truck Series Team

Photo Credit: Kyle Busch Motorsports

In the final races of 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kyle Busch plainly indicated that he was not returning to his familar part-time ride in the #51 Billy Ballew Motorsports Toyota. Immediately, it was speculated that Busch's plans for the 2010 truck series schedule would exist with his own team. Through acquired equipment from the Xpress Motorsports operations, the formulation of Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series has been officially publicized on Friday. Being an ultimate force in the top three NASCAR touring divisions himself by winning 41 races combined in the past 2 seasons of competition, Kyle Busch endeavour's into car ownership first the first time in a major NASCAR division showing some considerable team building savvy.

Sporting a two-truck operation using Toyota Tundras, Kyle Busch Motorsports will wear Busch's current Sprint Cup number #18 and the #56 through the full 2010 schedule. Much like previous years, Kyle Busch will commit to running a sizable part-time effort in the #18
Miccosukee Resort & Gaming Toyota in races run on companion weekends with his NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule. The remaining races on the Truck schedule will allow Brian Ickler to compete in 2010. Having served as the second driver of the #51 Toyota truck at Billy Ballew Motorsports 2009, Ickler proved extremely formidable in the same equipment as Busch in Camping World Truck Series competition.

Driving the #56 Toyota, Kyle Busch lured 20 year old Tayler Malsam from Randy Moss Motorsports following a productive 2009 rookie campaign. Malsam will be planning full-time in the #56 truck which was shown wearing sponsorship of ActivWater. At the press unveiling, Malsam commented
"To team with someone who has won two of the last three series championships is going to be awesome. And I’m proud to continue my relationship with Toyota."

Overseeing the entire Kyle Busch Motorsports is one of the biggest surprises during the NASCAR Truck Series off-season. Rick Ren, 2009 championship-winning crew chief of Ron Hornaday's #33 Kevin Harvick Incorporated Chevrolet, jumped ship for a Director of Competition role with Busch's newly-assembled team.
"There have been great racecar drivers, but Kyle has the opportunity to be one of the all-time greats. Getting the chance to help a guy like that who has a dream of building his own race team is an honor.” Ren commented on his reason for taking the new job for the 2010 truck series season.

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