Kyle Busch has selected the five races in which he'll make his annual return to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, in hopes of extending his record as the series' winningest driver.
On Wednesday, Busch announced his schedule for the upcoming season, as well as a new partner for Kyle Busch Motorsports, one that has signed a multi-year agreement to sponsor the two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion in his partial campaign in the NASCAR Truck Series.
Zariz Transport, a fast-growing intermodal drayage company specializing in transporting containers, will sponsor the No. 51 Chevrolet Silverado in events at Las Vegas (March 3), COTA (March 25), Martinsville (April 14), Kansas (May 6), and Pocono (July 22).
The company, which will also serve as the presenting sponsor of The Samantha and Kyle Busch Bundle of Joy Fund annual gala, will serve as an associate partner on the No. 51 in the remaining 18 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events in 2023.
“Through working with Kyle and Samantha as the title sponsors of their Bundle of Joy gala, we recognized that there was a business synergy between Zariz and KBM and that the opportunity to align ourselves with one of the most successful drivers in the history of NASCAR is going to be very beneficial to us as we continue to grow our company,” said Yaakov Guzelgul, Founder and CEO of Zariz. “We look forward to seeing our logo on the No. 51 in the coming years and hosting our employees and customers at the track to cheer on Kyle as he looks to add more wins to an already impressive resume.”
Kyle Busch Motorsports, the winningest organization in the history of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, will undergo a major transition for the upcoming season, with the two-truck operation switching to Chevrolet.
Chase Purdy will compete full-time in the No. 4 Chevrolet Silverado, while Jack Wood joins the organization as the anchor driver of the No. 51, running at least 10 events, the same entry in which Busch will drive his five events in 2023.
The move to Chevrolet comes on the heels of Kyle Busch's move to Richard Childress Racing, after a 15-season tenure with Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota Racing Development ended at the conclusion of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season.
“I’m really excited to have Zariz as the primary sponsor on my No. 51 Silverado for my five races in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in the coming years,” Busch said. “Samantha and I were introduced to Zariz through our foundation and immediately developed a great connection with them and we are honored that not only have they committed to the Truck Series sponsorship for multiple years, but they’ll also continue being the presenting sponsor of our Bundle of Joy Fund gala.
"We feel that introducing them to NASCAR consumers and people within the industry on the national stage through the Craftsman Truck Series makes perfect sense given the nature of their business and I can’t wait to make them a part of KBM’s winning tradition.”
The new partnership between Kyle Busch, Kyle Busch Motorsports, and Zariz Transport will begin in the second event of the 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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