Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Super Late Model operations are currently closed, according to Busch in an interview with MRN Radio.
While discussing his busy offseason with Alex Hayden of MRN Radio, Busch confirmed he has shut down his Super Late Model team at this time. While Busch stated that operating the team “just didn’t make sense” at this time, he left the door open for the team to return in the future.
“Unfortunately, I shut my Super Late Model team down,” said Busch. “That was just one of the things that I couldn’t seem to find the right circumstances and right people to run that thing for me. It just didn’t make sense right now anymore. We’ll see if it makes sense in the future. Those are the kind of things you have to sacrifice and put aside.”
While there are no plans for Busch to operate a Super Late Model team at this time, he also acknowledged in the interview he still has a desire to compete in Super Late Models in the coming years.
“I don’t think it will ever get dull or slow, the drive to win at every track I’ve been to. I try to do it in the Super Late Model ranks. About every track I’ve been to, I’ve won at. There might be a few I’ve not quite scored the win at, but I’ve been close, so I’ve got to go back and tackle those.”
Last year, Sammy Smith competed for Kyle Busch Motorsports in various Super Late Model events. Smith is joining Donnie Wilson Motorsports for the 2021 season, starting with the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway on February 5-13.
“I can’t thank everyone at Kyle Busch Motorsports enough for giving me an opportunity last year, and all the guys on the team,” said Smith on Speed51’s “The Bullring” Monday morning. “It was great working with them. Kyle just decided to step back from the Supers and focus on the trucks, so gave us the opportunity to go with Donnie.”
The Kyle Busch Motorsports Super Late Model team has been a formidable one in recent years. Since its inception in 2007, some of its crown jewel triumphs include four Snowball Derby wins, four Winchester 400 wins, as well as victories in the All American 400, Oxford 250, Winter Showdown, Rattler 250, U.S. Short Track Nationals, Slinger Nationals and many more prestigious events.
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