Spire Motorsports purchases Kyle Busch Motorsports


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Kyle Busch announced on Wednesday that he has sold Kyle Busch Motorsports, his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series organization. The team was purchased by Spire Motorsports. 

The sale includes assets of Kyle Busch Motorsports and Rowdy Manufacturing, which include, but are not limited to, the Rowdy Manufacturing chassis-building operation, CNC machine shop, and the 77,000-square-foot facility that accommodates Kyle Busch Motorsports and Rowdy Manufacturing.   

Kyle Busch Motorsports was founded in 2010 and has become one of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series' most decorated teams. The organization has earned 100 victories and fielded trucks for two champions, Erik Jones (2015) and Christopher Bell (2017). 

“When we started the Truck Series team back in 2010, I never imagined that we would be able to win 100 races with 18 different drivers and that one day I’d be racing in the Cup Series alongside so many of the drivers that I once mentored at KBM,” Busch said in a statement.

“I owe a lot of gratitude to so many people, starting with Samantha and my family for believing in this dream that I had. It took countless hours by so many amazing people to make KBM the winningest team in Truck Series history. I will always appreciate everyone that walked through the doors and gave their all to make this such a successful organization. Not only has it been the people that were employed here, but it’s also the families that supported them while they worked long hours and traveled on the weekend sacrificing time at home and missing family events. And I certainly can’t say enough thanks to Toyota for the first 13 years of support and to Chevrolet for stepping up to the plate this year. Due to their commitment and that of our great sponsors, we’ve been able to compete at the highest levels and hang a lot of banners."

Busch earned 48 of his team’s 100 victories, while other prospective drivers for the Toyota umbrella scored victories that helped them propel into the NASCAR Cup Series. Those drivers include Jones, Bell, Bubba Wallace, William Byron, and Todd Gilliland. 

Kyle Busch Motorsports switched from Toyota to Chevrolet this season, linked with his move from Joe Gibbs Racing to Richard Childress Racing for his Cup contract.  

The organization currently fields the No. 4 Silverado for full-time series driver,Chase Purdy, and the No. 51 for a number of drivers, including Busch. 

Spire Motorsports began fielding NASCAR Cup Series competitors in 2019 and earned its sole victory with Justin Haley. They started fielding part-time in the Craftsman Truck Series in 2022, where they hold two victories in 20 series starts, one each by Kyle Larson and Byron.

They currently field cars in the Cup Series for Corey LaJoie and Ty Dillon. 

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