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Kyle Busch forms Truck team

Kyle Busch creates his own team to run in the 2010 NASCAR Truck Series
Kyle Busch officially entered the ownership ranks of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday, announcing at a news conference plans to field a pair of full-time Kyle Busch Motorsports entries in 2010.

Busch, who has driven a part-time schedule in the truck series for Billy Ballew Motorsports since 2005, will compete in select races for his own team while sharing driving duties with 24-year-old Brian Ickler.

The team also will field an additional full-time entry for second-year truck driver Tayler Malsam and Busch said that he also would like to run a truck for 2008 series champion Johnny Benson, if he can find sponsorship.

"My single biggest reason for doing this was just the pure love for the sport and enjoyment of being where I'm at and having the opportunity to help the young drivers and hopefully to get Johnny in a truck," said Busch, who competes in the Sprint Cup Series for Joe Gibbs Racing. "When I feel like this programme develops into something that it's really proud of, that I'm really proud of, then maybe it'll be a Nationwide programme that comes next."

Busch's #18 truck will be sponsored by Miccosukee Resort and Gaming, which is moving its sponsorship from Billy Ballew to KBM. The #18 truck will be fully sponsored for the whole season.

Rick Ren, who left his post as crew chief for Ron Hornaday at Kevin Harvick Inc. on Dec. 3, will serve as director of competition for KBM.

Ren guided Hornaday to championships in 2007 and 2009 at KHI, and was with Hornaday when he finished second in the standings behind Benson in 2008.

"I've had an accomplished career and I'm good with that," Ren said. "This opportunity to get to work with Kyle and these young drivers was a challenge."

Busch said that he and Ren are in the process of finding crew chiefs for the two full-time trucks.

The organisation will employ approximately 50 people to start, Busch said. Busch added that he hopes to follow the operational model set forth at JRG, the team with which he has won twelve of his 16 Sprint Cup races since joining the organization at the beginning of 2008.



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