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Kyle Busch Motorsports to field full-time Nationwide Series team

By Reid Spencer
Sporting News NASCAR Wire Service
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Kyle Busch opened his media availability Friday at Talladega Superspeedway with the announcement that he’ll field a full-time, fully sponsored Nationwide Series team in 2012.
Though Busch said the sponsor and driver lineup would be revealed later, he did allow that he will compete in a number of the Nationwide races in his own Toyota, as well as running events in the series for Joe Gibbs Racing.
“It’s safe to assume that I’ll be running in some Nationwide races at Kyle Busch Motorsports,” Busch told Sporting News before Sprint Cup practice. “I will also still commit to my current obligations that I have at JGR and run over there, too.
“I’ll be split between two Nationwide teams essentially, driving some races. What number that’s going to be is yet to be decided. Certainly, we’ve gone over it with JGR and everything. This is definitely nothing new to those guys.”

Busch will continue to field his No. 18 Toyota Tundra in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series next year.
“We’ve been going through this process now for about four months, so we’re ready and excited that the opportunity has finally come that we can move up to the Nationwide Series,” said Busch, who is the career leader in Nationwide victories with 51.
“We wanted to do that at Kyle Busch Motorsports now for a couple of years. … This just kind of takes us to the next level, and we’d like to make it a long-term partnership that it helps out over time with NASCAR and the series—and making sure Kyle Busch Motorsports can stay going.”