Posted November 10, 2011

Kyle Busch Sponsors Tap Denny Hamlin As Replacement

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One of Kyle Busch’s sponsors has asked for him to be removed from the season-ending Nationwide Series race in wake of his aggressive driving at Texas Motor Speedway, ESPN reports.

The sponsor, Z-Line Designs, has asked for Denny Hamlin to take Busch’s place in the Nationwide race at Homestead. Other racers are being considered to replace Busch in the final two Sprint Cup Series races as well, while Busch’s primary sponsor, M&M’s, sorts out its sponsorship relationship with Busch.

The Busch fallout comes after he intentionally wrecked Ron Hornaday Jr. early on in last Friday’s race at Texas that cost the driver $50,000, a suspension from all races at Texas and probation though the end of the year.

The 26-year-old driver was believed to be the favorite to win the Sprint Cup championship.