Kyle Busch signs brother Kurt for Nationwide team
Thursday, January 19, 2012
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Kyle Busch has hired his older brother Kurt to help him launch his new team in NASCAR.
The two brothers will share the No. 54 Toyota this year in the Nationwide Series. Kyle Busch signed Monster Energy to sponsor the car for the entire 33-race season.
The pairing of the Busch brothers brings together the two most polarizing drivers in NASCAR. It's the first time they'll be teamed together since they drove for their father more than a decade ago.
The brothers had a very public falling out when they wrecked each other racing for the $1 million prize in the 2007 All-Star race. They didn't speak for months and it took their grandmother brokering a peace agreement that Thanksgiving to mend the relationship.