Monday, January 14, 2013

Sources: Busch Signs With JGR Through 2017

Kyle signs new, long-term deal.
Multiple sources confirmed today that Kyle Busch has signed a four-year contract extension to keep him in the team’s No. 18 Toyota through the 2017 season. The deal was finalized last month, and is expected to be announced at the annual Daytona 500 Media Day at Daytona International Speedway in February.  

Busch alienated officials of Toyota Racing Development by criticizing their engine program following the AAA 400 at Dover on September 30, but sources speaking on the condition of anonymity say the automaker will make a significant monetary contribution to ensure the 24-time Sprint Cup Series winner remains in a Toyota Camry for the next five years.  

Busch finished 13th in championship points last season and failed to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. He won just one race, the Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway in late April, and had 13 Top-5 and 20 Top-10 finishes in 36 starts. 

Neither Busch nor JGR have commented on the new deal.


  1. Anonymous8:21 PM

    OK. I understand they think they can win with him. It just means no M & M's for me until after 2017. Probably a good thing all around.

    1. Hey Anonymous, you should support ALL of the Nascar sponsors, if the sponsors go away, Nascar goes away.

    2. Anonymous3:16 PM

      And if morals and values go away, everything goes away. The sponsors can find plenty of respectful drivers with talent.

    3. I can't figure out why Joe Gibbs puts up with his childish behavior

  2. Just skip the ones with the nuts....