Kyle Busch still plans to compete in five NASCAR Truck Series races per season, despite selling his Kyle Busch Motorsports team to Spire Motorsports.
Kyle Busch recently confirmed reports that the Kyle Busch Motorsports NASCAR Truck Series team and all of their assets had been sold to Spire Motorsports, just days after the Jeff Dickerson and T.J. Puchyr-owned team bought a third charter for their Cup Series team.
Considering the fact that Busch, the all-time winningest driver in Truck Series history, has long competed in as many Truck Series races per season he is allowed to, there were questions surrounding his future in the series following this move.
The main question was whether or not the two-time Cup Series champion would still return for five Truck Series races per season, and that question was quickly answered.
Kyle Busch is set to run five NASCAR Truck Series races for Spire Motorsports in 2024.
Busch, who has made starts in 21 of the last 23 Truck Series seasons, including the last 20 in a row, has not competed for a team other than Kyle Busch Motorsports in the series since 2009.
He competed in select races for Roush Racing in 2001, one race for Morgan-Dollar Motorsports in 2004, and select races for Billy Ballew Motorsports from 2005 to 2009. Of his 64 career wins, 16 came with Billy Ballew Motorsports. The other 48 came with his own team.
Given Spire Motorsports’ long-term investment in the sport, which has seen them go from a single-car Cup Series team when they entered the sport in 2019 to a team that will presumably run three full-time Cup Series entries and one or more Truck Series entries in 2024, keeping ties with Busch as a consultant and part-time driver is huge.
Having a driver of Busch’s caliber in a truck for five races — nearly a quarter of a Truck Series season — can help the team develop and improve at a much quicker rate than they otherwise would, thus making them a more attractive landing spot for highly touted drivers looking to earn themselves a shot at the sport’s third highest level.
And as their Cup Series program continues to improve, the payoff of such development can become even more significant.
Perhaps they can also open a door for Brexton Busch to compete in NASCAR when the eight-year-old becomes old enough for a part-time and then a full-time Truck Series ride.