NASCAR: Kyle Busch signs new contract with Joe Gibbs Racing

Last Updated: 24/01/13 8:15pm

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Kyle Busch: New deal with Joe Gibbs Racing

Kyle Busch: New deal with Joe Gibbs Racing

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Kyle Busch has signed a long-term contract to extend his stay with the Joe Gibbs Racing team.

Busch joined JGR in 2008 and has won 20 Sprint Cup Series races in that time, eight of which came in his first season in a Gibbs Toyota.

The deal also puts Busch as the primary driver in JGR's Monster Energy Toyota in the Nationwide Series - he drove 22 Nationwide races last season, finishing with nine top five finishes.

"I'm passionate about winning and that was a big factor in deciding to re-sign with Joe Gibbs Racing," Busch said in a team release.

"I think JGR gives me the best opportunity to win a championship in the Cup Series for M&M's and Interstate Batteries. I know that everyone on our team is committed to that goal and will push towards making that a reality in 2013."

"This is a big deal for us," JGR President J.D. Gibbs added. "It's no secret that you have to have great drivers to win in NASCAR. Kyle is a big part of our success at JGR and we're thrilled to know he will be with us for a long time."

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