Kyle Busch lands sponsorship deal for No. 51 truck
February 08, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Kyle Busch Motorsports announced Wednesday that it has secured a 10-race sponsorship deal with Toyota Care for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season.
Busch, who competed in three truck series events last season, will expand his schedule in 2013 in the No. 51 Toyota Tundra, beginning with the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 22.
"I'll be starting the season off with a triple at Daytona, which gives me the opportunity to try and collect three milestone wins for Toyota -- their 100th truck series win on Friday night, their 75th Nationwide Series win on Saturday and their 50th Sprint Cup Series win on Sunday," Busch said. "I was able to get Toyota's first Cup Series victory back in 2008 and that was pretty special. Hopefully we can add a few milestone victories for them at Daytona to start the season and many more across all three series in the years to come."
The rest of Busch's truck series schedule: Kansas Speedway, April 20; Charlotte Motor Speedway, May 17; Dover International Speedway, May 31; Kentucky Speedway, June 27; Michigan International Speedway, Aug. 17; Bristol Motor Speedway, Aug. 21; Chicagoland Speedway, Sept. 13; Texas Motor Speedway, Nov. 1; Homestead-Miami Speedway, Nov. 15.
Toyota Care is the maintenance plan that comes free with the purchase or lease of a new Toyota. Of Busch's 30 victories in the truck series, 24 have come in Toyotas, the most by any driver for the Japanese automaker.