Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 10/14/14

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 02: NASCAR driver Kurt Busch arrives at Las Vegas Motorspeedway for the Roast of four time NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson during Day 1 of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Week on December 2, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Kurt Busch will make his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start since 2001 this weekend at Michigan International Speedway. Busch takes over for Jason Leffler who was released by the team on Tuesday. Leffler joined Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) over the winter and the team had planned to run him full time in the No. 18 truck. A few weeks KBM announced that Drew Herring would drive the truck in Iowa while Brian Scott was announced as the driver for the upcoming race at Bristol. “How things have played out this season are not Jason’s fault — we’ve had some bad luck and a few other misfortunate happenings — but when it comes down to it, the #18 team has not performed to the standards we’ve become accustomed to and we owe it to our manufacturer and our sponsors to produce better results,” KBM owner Kyle Busch said. Busch has seen the results of his No. 18 truck suffer since he stopped driving it for a majority of the CWTS schedule. Busch opened up a Nationwide Series team and has...
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