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12/24/11
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Busch will no longer prop up failing NASCAR support series  
Kyle Busch will no longer lend his talent to NASCAR's support series
For a number of years now Kyle Busch has helped to prop up NASCAR's two support series (Trucks and Nationwide), both of which could not survive without the big name Sprint Cup drivers who race in them.  Kyle Busch was suspended from the Sprint Cup Series for an incident that happened in a truck series race.

The story being told is that Kyle Busch is unlikely to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2012, at the request of Joe Gibbs Racing and their Sprint Cup Series sponsor, M&Ms, but is that the real reason or has Busch thumbed his nose at NASCAR and basically said, let your two support series die as far as I am concerned. Another reason could be due to the fact that new NASCAR hero Danica Patrick will get all the media attention even though he can drive circles around her.

Kyle Busch Motorsports General Manager Rick Ren confirmed to Sirius Speedway today that there is "a high probability" that Busch will withdraw from the 2012 Truck Series. "That topic is being discussed almost constantly around here right now," he said, adding, "It is not necessarily something that Kyle chose. If he doesn't run Trucks this year, it will be at the request (of JGR). Not by demand, but by request. Things change on an hour-by-hour basis, but if I had to answer you right now, I'd say he will probably not race in the Truck Series next year. There is a possibility of him running no Nationwide races under certain circumstances, as well. There are a lot of things being discussed right now, which makes it pretty tough on me. I've been trying to figure out whether Kyle's going to be available to run our Trucks and Nationwide cars, then determine whether the individual sponsors will stay around without him behind the wheel. I believe Kyle will drive a KBM Nationwide Series Toyota in a certain number of races next year," said Ren. "I can't swear to it, but that's what it look like today. "

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