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TC Daily Pit Stop: Spire Motorsports Buys Kyle Busch Motorsports; HP Expands Relationship With Hendrick, Byron; Daniel Dye to McAnally-Hilgemann in 2024
TC Daily Pit Stop: Thursday, September 28th, 2023
Kyle Busch Motorsports, the most successful team in the history of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, has been sold to Spire Motorsports. Kyle Busch confirmed in a press release the details of the sale, which includes his Rowdy Manufacturing company as well as the 77,000 shop, which houses the Kyle Busch Motorsports team and the Manufacturing company.
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.”
KBM has scored seven NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series owner championships and 100 wins in NASCAR Truck Series competition — both all-time bests.
HP Inc. and Hendrick Motorsports have officially extended and expanded their partnership, which began back in October 2022.
HP will now serve as a primary sponsor for William Byron at the upcoming event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, and the brand will serve as a two-race primary sponsor for Byron and the No. 24 team in 2024, 2025, and 2026.
At just 25 years old, Byron is in the midst of a career season, with a series-leading six victories to his credit in the NASCAR Cup Series, along with 11 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes, along with a career-high average finish of 12.1.
Daniel Dye, who has driven full-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series this season with GMS Racing, will move to McAnally-Hilgemann Racing for the 2024 Truck Series schedule.
Dye’s long-time sponsorship partner Race to Stop Suicide will move with him to his new team.
As of now, the team and Dye intend to field the No. 43 entry, but an official number, crew chief and additional sponsors will be announced at a later date.
Chris Buescher and the No. 17 RFK Racing team will have a new look on their Ford Mustang at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 15th.
TravelCenters of America will serve as the primary sponsor, and they’ll bring a sweet red, white, and blue paint scheme for the event.
“bp and RFK Racing have a strong, ongoing relationship and it is exciting to extend the partnership to our new TravelCenters of America network,” said Debi Boffa, CEO of TA. “Next month’s race is a great opportunity to showcase the strong TA brand, allowing our team members and guests to take pride in seeing us on a national stage.”
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