Kyle Busch Motorsports, a dominant force in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series since the 2010 season, has officially been sold to Spire Motorsports. In an announcement made on Wednesday, it was confirmed that Kyle Busch has sold his race team as well as his Rowdy Manufacturing company to Spire Motorsports.
According to a press release, Busch and Spire Motorsports representatives will be available to the media on Saturday, September 30th at 10:30 AM CT in the Talladega Superspeedway Media Center.
In a statement, Busch says he is proud of what his race team was able to accomplish under his watch over the last 13 years.
“When we started the Truck Series team back in 2010, I never imagined that we would be able to win 100 races with 18 different drivers and that one day I’d be racing in the Cup Series alongside so many of the drivers that I once mentored at KBM,” Busch said. “I owe a lot of gratitude to so many people, starting with Samantha and my family for believing in this dream that I had. It took countless hours by so many amazing people to make KBM the winningest team in Truck Series history. I will always appreciate everyone that walked through the doors and gave their all to make this such a successful organization. Not only has it been the people that were employed here, but it’s also the families that supported them while they worked long hours and traveled on the weekend sacrificing time at home and missing family events. And I certainly can’t say enough thanks to Toyota for the first 13 years of support and to Chevrolet for stepping up to the plate this year. Due to their commitment and that of our great sponsors, we’ve been able to compete at the highest levels and hang a lot of banners.”
The decision to sell KBM was not an easy one for Busch, but with where he is at in his life at this point, it just made sense to make the move.
“I’m at a different point in my life now than I was back in 2010. My family has grown, my Cup Series team changed this year and our son’s racing schedule has become as demanding as my own,” Busch explained. “It’s important to me to be able to spend more time with my family and my No. 8 team at Richard Childress Racing. It’ll be hard to walk away from the amazing facility that we’ve built. I’ll miss walking the shop floor talking with our employees, hosting our fan days in the lobby and spending countless hours there ensuring its success. However, I know at this point in my life and in my career that this is the correct decision.”
The team’s first-ever victory in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series came in the fourth race of the 2010 season, when Kyle Busch started from pole, led 131 laps, and cruised to victory at Nashville Superspeedway.
The organization has collected a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series record of seven Owner’s Championships.
KBM reached 100 victories all-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (an all-time series record) earlier this season with a win by Kyle Busch in the No. 51 Chevrolet Silverado at Pocono Raceway.