MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Kyle Busch Motorsports is shutting down
one of his financially strapped Truck Series teams after driver
Tayler Malsam accepted a promotion to the Nationwide Series.
Malsam will drive the No. 10 Toyota for Braun Racing starting
Saturday at Nashville. KBM then announced Tuesday it will no longer
enter the No. 56 Toyota, which doesn't have a full-time sponsor, in
the Truck Series the rest of the season.
KBM will continue to field the No. 18 truck, which is tops in
the owners' standings. Busch will drive it in some races. The rest
of the driver schedule is still being determined after Brian Ickler
left recently for a Nationwide ride.
Busch acknowledged last week he was funding the two teams mostly
out of his own pocket because of sponsorship woes.