Both drivers will remain registered for the Cup championship, meaning that they will not be eligible for driver points in Nationwide. But they will be working toward winning owner points for the #54 and aiming to win the team championship in KBM's maiden year in the series, just as the organisation did in its first year of Truck Series competition in 2010.
"I don't want to take away any attention that a guy like Austin Dillon might receive from this year, running for the points title," insisted Kurt. "Or Danica [Patrick]. It's for those guys coming up; it's not for the Cup guys."
However the return to the track of the Busch Brothers after more than a decade in separate ventures should do wonders for viewing figures for the series.