Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Leffler Out Of KBM Truck Ride

Kyle Busch Motorsports announced today that the team has parted ways with driver Jason Leffler, effective immediately.

Kurt Busch will be behind the wheel of the No. 18 Shore Lodge Tundra in Saturday’s VFW 200 at Michigan International Speedway, with the driver lineup for the remaining races that Leffler was scheduled to drive to be determined at a later date. 

"How things have played out this season are not Jason's fault -- we've had some bad luck and a few other misfortunate (sic) happenings -- but when it comes down to it, the No. 18 team has not performed to the standards we've become accustomed to,” said team owner Kyle Busch. “We owe it to our manufacturer and our sponsors to produce better results. 

“Beginning to make these changes now, instead of waiting until the end of the season, will allow us to evaluate where our program stands as we begin working toward becoming a championship-contending team once again in 2013. Jason represented KBM and all of our sponsors very well and we wish him the best of luck." 

Brian Scott is scheduled to be behind the wheel of the No. 18 Tundra at Bristol Motor Speedway on Aug. 24 and for three other races this season. Drew Herring will make his Truck Series debut in the September race at Iowa Speedway in Newton.


  1. I hope Kurt can pull the ride around- but it seems as if the bad luck is just mounting on Kyle's shoulders this year- he has phenomenal talent and is the future of this sport-him devoting himself to his own personal teams just solidifies his desire to race! I hope only for the best for the Busch brothers and if NASCAR keeps screwing them around they will loose a key fan base to their sport!

  2. Anonymous5:52 PM

    About time.

  3. Jeb Burton needs a truck to drive

  4. Anonymous6:01 PM

    Good on Kyle, back behind the wheel where he belongs. I hope JGR sees the error of their ways for next season and let him drive the full season again.

    Doug from below the oil sprayed NY, NJ

    1. kyle's a cup driver, he doesn't belong anywhere near the truck or nationwide series, except on the sidelines. same goes for kurt busch, keselowski, edwards, harick, logano, hamlin, etc.

  5. Anonymous6:07 PM

    Too bad for Leffler. KBM was really good because Kyle was behind the wheel. They'll get another good driver soon though.

  6. Bob Edmondson6:41 PM

    It doesn't say KYLE is driving the truck. Kurt is driving it in Michigan.