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Kyle Busch Motorsports not moving to Cup Series next year

The sharp rise in new teams in NASCAR’s Cup Series will not include Kyle Busch Motorsports, Busch said Friday at Nashville Superspeedway.

Kyle Busch Motorsports has been among NASCAR’s best Camping World Truck Series teams for years, having won seven owner championships and 87 races since its inception in 2010. Busch was asked Friday about the prospects of his organization moving to Cup.

I think it’s going to be a bit expensive the first couple of years for sure, but it might then start to equal out and be okay in the long run,” he said. “I guess if this was back in 2012, 2013 and when I had the Monster opportunity, then I would say, hell yeah. It makes sense to do it because you’ve got the upfront money. The only way to do it right is to get a charter, get some of that guaranteed income and stuff like that.

“I’ve not even looked into it, so I don’t know if there is any kind of charter stuff available or what not, but where we are at and what we are doing now – we’re in a good spot with the truck stuff. We are leaders of the (Toyota Racing Development) driver development program and the beginning of that. I say the beginning – we are the beginning of Truck on up. It’s probably just not going to happen.”

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