Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Vegas Busch Brothers Set With Teams For 2011 and Beyond

Las Vegas NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers, brothers Kurt and Kyle Busch, will not not be part of any Silly Season moves, at least for one more year. Kurt Busch's option for 2011 was picked up by Penske Racing while Kyle Busch signed a multi-year extention with Joe Gibbs Racing. 

JGR announced it has signed driver Kyle Busch to a "multi-year" contract that will keep Busch with the team for the next several seasons. "It's something we've been working on for a while," said J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing. "We probably could've announced this earlier. We were just getting some of the details ironed out and finalized. Watching him grow off the track as well as on the track has been exciting for us. We look forward to many years together racing up front."

Kyle Busch said there "wasn't much convincing needed" to come back to the team after the 2010 season, when his first contract was set to expire. The team wouldn't say how many years the contract is, though Gibbs said they could announce that in the future.

Penske Racing has picked up the option on Kurt Busch's contract for 2011, team owner Roger Penske said on Monday night. The contract allows Busch to talk to other teams next season, but Penske said he has the right to match any offer. Penske added that it is his intention to keep the 2004 Sprint Cup champion with the organization long term. Busch said he likes having the option to explore, but it is his goal to work out a long-term deal with Penske. "Absolutely," Busch said during the final stop on the first day of the 2010 Media Tour. "I like where I am. I like where things are going."

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