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Kyle Busch Motorsports Super Late Model Team Shuttered

‘Rowdy’ says he’ll someday return to the short track ranks.

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The Kyle Busch Motorsports Super Late Model operation is currently under hiatus.

Busch revealed the news in a preseason interview with MRN Radio, where he said the program “just didn’t make sense,” although it could return in the future.

“Unfortunately, I shut my Super Late Model team down,” Busch said. “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.”

The team has cycled through various crew chiefs and program managers in recent years, most recently with Sammy Smith piloting the car full-time in 2020. Smith revealed an agreement to race with Donnie Wilson Motorsports in 2021.

Anthony Campi was hired at the start of last season to work with Smith. Seth Holbrook inherited crew chief duties over the summer. Mardy Lindley worked with Busch in the 2020 Snowball Derby in December.

Busch says he intends to return to Super Late Model racing when the time is right.

“I don’t think it will ever get dull or slow, the drive to win at every track I’ve been to,” Busch said. “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.”

The Kyle Busch Motorsports Super Late Model team has won four times in the Snowball Derby, four in the Winchester 400 and wins in the All-American 400, Oxford 250, Winter Showdown, Rattler 250 and Slinger Nationals.

Busch continues to operate as a partner to Justin Oertel at Rowdy Manufacturing, which supplies turn key race cars to several teams, including Wilson Motorsports.

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Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He is also the associate motorsports editor of Autoweek Magazine and its website, which allows him to cover the highest levels of the sport.

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