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KBM Owner Kyle Busch to Make Five Truck Series Starts in 2017
- Updated: December 20, 2016
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field may be free of the sport’s biggest stars once the Chase begins in 2017, but for five regular season races they’ll have to deal with Kyle Busch.
Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced Tuesday that Busch will compete in the team’s No. 51 Toyota for five races in 2017, including starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway (Mar. 5), Kansas Speedway (May 12), Charlotte Motor Speedway (May 20), Pocono Raceway (July 29) and Michigan International Speedway (Aug. 12).
Sponsorship for the races will come from aviation company Textron Aviation, with Busch’s No. 51 displaying the company’s Cessna, Hawker and Beechcraft brands.
“We are very excited to have Textron Aviation and the Cessna, Hawker and Beechcraft brands as new partners for my five races in the Truck Series for 2017,” Busch said. “Textron Aviation’s commitment to multiple teams across multiple levels in NASCAR shows that they are a company that knows how to build successful programs and I’m looking forward to seeing our program take off at Atlanta.”
Busch, a native of Las Vegas, Nev., enters the 2017 NCWTS season just five wins behind Ron Hornaday (51) on the series’ all-time wins list with 46 victories. The 31-year-old has earned 170 victories across NASCAR’s top three series, including 38 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins and 86 victories in the XFINITY Series, where he’s the winningest driver in series history.
Busch, the 2015 MENCS champion, earned two victories in four NCWTS in 2016, including a win in his most recent start at Chicagoland Speedway.
The rest of KBM’s driver lineup for the No. 51 is unknown at this time.