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Busch the Businessman: Kyle Busch makes pitch to build new Nationwide Series chassis

By Lee Montgomery

DOVER, Del. – Kyle Busch made a sales pitch to the NASCAR Nationwide Series garage on Friday, offering to build the new certified chassis for any teams that wanted one.

"Just so everybody knows in the Nationwide garage if you all want to put it out there Kyle Busch Motorsports builds chassis and we do build Nationwide COT chassis in case anybody wants them," Busch said. "That’s a good sales pitch there. Hopefully if anybody needs anything we’ve got it."

Busch started his own Camping World Truck Series team this season, but apparently KBM also is in the chassis business.

The Nationwide Series moves to the NASCAR-certified chassis for four races this year, starting in Daytona in July. The car will be run in every race next year.

Busch also said he wouldn’t run full time this year in the Nationwide Series. first reported that Brad Coleman would fill in for Busch in the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota for the Nationwide standalone events, starting with Nashville in June.

"I think I’ve been shot down in full time Nationwide, so that’s done," Busch said. "Brad Coleman will be racing in the car in the races that I’m not, and I believe we all know Matt DiBenedetto will be racing – I finally figured out how to pronounce it – in the 20 car in the races that (Joey) Logano or (Denny) Hamlin aren’t."