Kyle Busch will compete in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this season, driving a new #54 Toyota Camry fielded by his own Kyle Busch Motorsports team with sponsorship from Monster Energy.
Kyle Busch said fielding an entry on the Nationwide Series has been a goal of his since chartering KBM in 2010. “With today’s announcement of Monster Energy as a primary sponsor and my brother Kurt as the second driver, we’ve accomplished that goal. (We) will settle for nothing less than adding a NASCAR Nationwide Series championship to the list.”
Kurt Busch said he is impressed with the job his brother has done with KBM, adding, “I’m proud to be a part of it. He won a Truck Series championship in his first year, and his team has kept on winning ever since. Now, it’s moving to the Nationwide Series, where the bar will remain high. His expectations are the same as mine, and we know each other better than anyone. We’re driven to win, and with Monster Energy driving us, we’ll be a tough team to beat.”
Veteran crew chief Mike Beam will be atop the pit box for the Busch Brothers, after winning eight Nationwide Series races a year ago with Carl Edwards at Roush Fenway Racing. “I am excited to join the KBM team and to have Monster Energy as our sponsor,” said Beam. “Kyle and Kurt are two of the best drivers in NASCAR. To contend for the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series Owner’s championship with Monster Energy and to have all of the elements in place to make a great team, you cannot help being excited to be a part of this.”