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Kyle Busch set for five Truck Series starts this season

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Gander Outdoors 150

LONG POND, PA - JULY 28: Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Cessna Toyota, and his wife Samantha pose for a photo in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Gander Outdoors 150 at Pocono Raceway on July 28, 2018 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

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Kyle Busch Motorsports has announced the five Gander Outdoors Truck Series races that owner Kyle Busch is scheduled to compete in this season.

Busch will drive the No. 51 Toyota at Atlanta Motor Speedway (Feb. 23), Las Vegas Motor Speedway (March 1), Martinsville Speedway (March 23), Texas Motor Speedway (March 29) and Charlotte Motor Speedway (May 17).

Busch’s start at Martinsville will be his first Truck start there since 2016 and his second since 2011.

Busch, who is tied for the most carrer Truck Series wins with Ron Hornaday, Jr. with 51 victories, will be sponsored by Textron Aviation and its Cessna and Beechcraft brands.

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver won twice last year in his five Truck starts, which is the maximum amount of starts a Cup driver with more than five years of experience can make in the Truck Series each year.

“The Truck Series is always a lot of fun for me as a driver,” Busch said in a press release. “As an owner, it gives me the opportunity to work alongside the young drivers that we have at KBM to get a better understanding of what they are experiencing.

“From year-to-year, rule changes affect the handling of the trucks. By continuing to be an active driver in the Truck Series I’m able to provide better feedback to our young drivers not only on the weekends I’m racing, but on the weekends when I’m coaching from atop the pit box as well.”

KBM’s full-time Truck Series drivers will be Todd Gilliland and Harrison Burton.

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