JGR signs Busch to longterm contract extension

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CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Joe Gibbs Racing has signed Kyle Busch to a
long-term contract extension that ensures he won't be distracted
this season with negotiations on a new deal.

Busch was entering the final season of a three-year deal with
JGR. Terms were not disclosed.

It was going to be a pivotal year for the driver, who had
tremendous success in his 2008 debut with Gibbs but dropped off
considerably last year. He failed to make the Chase for the Sprint
Cup championship, and his crew chief was fired with three races

Busch is trying to return to championship form this year, while
also entering ownership with a new Truck Series team.