Kyle Busch remains “Candy Man;”
resigns with Mars Inc.
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Kyle Busch's crew takes a look at the No. 18 car at Pocono Raceway.
LONG POND, Pa.—For the foreseeable future, Mars Inc. will remain a sponsor of Kyle Busch in the Sprint Cup Series.
According to a source close to the situation, who spoke on conditions of anonymity to The Racing Experts, Busch has re-signed a multi-year deal with Mars Incorporated to remain “The Candy Man” in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage area.
Mars Inc. has been a sponsor of Kyle Busch in the Cup Series since the beginning of his tenure at Joe Gibbs Racing in 2008.
An official announcement is expected next week.
Speculations began earlier this season that Busch would switch sponsors after this season and bring Monster Energy, his Nationwide Series sponsorship, to the Sprint Cup Series with him next season. This began when Carl Edwards has been rumored to go to JGR, and be the new face for Mars Incorporated.
However, the source did not confirm, nor deny, a possible second Mars sponsored car for Carl Edwards, or a current JGR teammate, as he is believed to go to Joe Gibbs Racing.
It was announced in July Edwards would officially not be back at Roush Fenway Racing in 2015.
Edward’s current sponsor, Fastenal, will join Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and the No. 17 team next season.
Kyle Busch joined Joe Gibbs Racing in 2008 following a three year run at Hendrick Motorsports in the No. 5 Chevy.
His tenure at JGR has been a shaky one at best. The driver has racked up 25 wins in seven seasons, yet has managed only managed one finish inside the top-five in final point standings, and run-ins with officials and drivers, including a one race suspension in 2011.