Cup Series driver Kyle Busch has sold his NASCAR Chevy Truck Series team, Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM), to Spire Motorsports. As part of the deal, Spire has also acquired Busch’s chassis building operations, Rowdy Manufacturing.
That means that all of Busch’s Truck Series entries will be turned over to Spire for the 2024 season, as well as KBM’s 77,000-square foot shop in Mooresville, North Carolina. The facility also hosts Rowdy Manufacturing and an expansive machine shop. Busch broke the news on Wednesday, September 27th, 2023.
“When we started the Truck Series team back in 2010, I never imagined that we would be able to win 100 races with 18 different drivers and that one day I’d be racing in the Cup Series alongside so many of the drivers that I once mentored at KBM,” Busch said in a statement. “I owe a lot of gratitude to so many people, starting with [wife] Samantha and my family for believing in this dream that I had. It took countless hours by so many amazing people to make KBM the winningest team in Truck Series history.”
KBM earned its 100th Truck Series win earlier this year, and has two overall championship trophies to its name. Of its 100 wins, 48 were earned by Busch himself. Prior to the 2023 racing season, KBM was allied with Toyota, but when Busch joined a NASCAR Chevy team in the Cup Series, KBM switched to Chevy Silverado RST race trucks instead of Toyota TRD Tundras.
Currently, Spire fields the No. 7 Chevy Camaro ZL1 of Corey Lajoie and the No. 77 Camaro of Ty Dillon in the Cup Series. In the Truck Series, the organization occasionally fields the No. 7 Silverado with a rotating roster of drivers. With the acquisition of KBM, Spire will have an excellent foundation to grow its Truck Series efforts.