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Kyle Busch would love to offer Ross Kenseth a Camping World Truck Series ride in 2013.
While Busch is quite impressed with Kenseth and has raced against the 19-year-old in various series, the biggest stumbling block for inking a deal could be sponsorship.
"I'd like to do something with Ross," Busch said. "It's just a problem trying to get funding. There's no backing for some of the drivers that are here right now.
"The price is obviously cheaper in the truck series. You can start small and grow big. But it's hard to get interest there."
Ross Kenseth, The son of 2003 Sprint Cup champion Matt Kenseth, is currently studying engineering at Clemson University, but is earning quite the reputation on short tracks. In July, he won the Redbud 300 at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway. Last month he was victorious in the All American 400 (Fairgrounds Speedway, Nashville) and in the Winchester (Ind.) 400, besting Busch in both events.
Kenseth's father, who will be Busch's teammate at Joe Gibbs Racing next season, said on Friday he was out of the loop regarding Ross' plans for next year. But considering he made the move to NASCAR at 24 with Robbie Reiser, he feels that Ross is ready to take that next step.
"The funny thing about this sport is I've seen Late Model champs come to (NASCAR) and struggle and some guys that you never expected would be competitive run strong," Matt Kenseth said. "You never know until you get here, but he's matured and grown a lot as a driver."
As for the remainder of the Kyle Busch Motorsports lineup for 2013, Busch says he's "getting closer" to an announcement. Busch intends to keep a Nationwide deal at KBM, however, there could be as many as three trucks next year.
"There's still about two to three things in the fire," Busch said. "There are two that are done and two that are in the fire. Hope to have all the announcements done by (the season finale at) Homestead."
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Next season Matt Kenseth will join Joe Gibbs Racing. While Kenseth has denied that the move to Gibbs had anything to do with his son Ross’ racing career, the move has nonetheless opened up a different set of opportunities for the 19-year-old. One of those opportunities may be with Kyle Busch Motorsports as Busch said he “like to do something with Ross.”
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MATT KENSETH - WINNER
#17 Ford EcoBoost Ford
· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.5
· Three wins, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 11.1
· Led 21 races for 477 laps
Texas Motor Speedway Outlook:
It seemed like just yesterday that we were preparing for the season opening Daytona 500. Now, the Sprint Cup Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway for the third to last race of the Chase and the title battle is heating up.
Jimmie Johnson took over the points lead with the win in Martinsville last week. A pick you could have found in this very edition last week, I might add.
After sweeping the field two weeks ago at Kansas, Roush Fenway Racing returns to the mile-and-a half-track of Texas Motor Speedway where RFR has won 18 NASCAR races, including five in the past two years and a weekend sweep this spring.
Race: AAA Texas 500
Date: Sun. 11.4.12, 3:00 p.m. EST
Coverage: ESPN TV, PRN, Sirius 90
Greg Biffle, No. 16 3M Ford
Matt Kenseth, No...
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