With Continued Toyota Support KBM Sets Lofty Goals in 2011
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 12, 2011) -In 2010 Kyle Busch Motorsports became the first team since the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series originated in 1995 to win the owners' championship in their inaugural season. The No. 18 team's eight wins, all by owner/driver Kyle Busch, and 16 top-five finishes keyed Toyota's drive to a fifth-straight Truck Series manufacturer's championship.
"With eight wins and an owners' championship in our first season, we set the bar for success pretty high," said Busch. "The competition in the truck series is going to be much tougher this season, but we definitely feel like we have room for improvement. When you combine Toyota's unparalleled manufacturer support to its teams with evolving partnerships with Dollar General, Flexco, M&M's, and several other great companies, the sky is the limit for this team!"
So how does KBM improve upon the success of its inaugural season? The list of goals at KBM for 2011 include becoming the first team to win back-to-back owners' titles in the Truck Series since 2003 and helping Toyota in their quest to win a sixth-straight manufacturer's championship.
Since becoming a Toyota-powered competitor in 2008, Busch has registered a remarkable 55 victories for the manufacturer across NASCAR's top three touring series'. In addition to being the driving force behind KBM's Truck Series owners' title in 2010, he has helped Toyota win the last three Nationwide Series owners' championships driving the No. 18 and No. 20 Toyota Camry's for Joe Gibbs Racing.
The Las Vegas native recorded Toyota's first-ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory, winning the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March of 2008. He has contributed more Sprint Cup Series wins for Toyota than any other driver, registering 15 of the manufacturer's 33 career victories. His main priority in 2011 is to bring home his first Sprint Cup Series Championship, which would also be the first for Toyota.
"Toyota has been very supportive of Kyle Busch the driver, Kyle Busch the owner, and the Kyle Busch Foundation," said the multi-dimensional Busch. "Being behind the wheel for Toyota's first Sprint Cup Series win is among my favorite memories. It was my first Cup win with Joe Gibbs Racing and represented an overdue return to victory lane for the No. 18 car. I can't describe how much of an honor it would be to deliver Toyota their first-ever Sprint Cup Championship!"