Rick Ren Takes Management Position with Kyle Busch Motorsports

Horn FanSenior Writer IDecember 7, 2009

Rick Ren, the newly former crew chief for Ron Hornaday at Kevin Harvick Inc., told Dave Moody on his Siruis Radio show on Friday.

That he's taking a management position with Kyle Busch Motorsports and will serve as the Director of Operations.

Ren could oversee a three truck operation but it all depends on whether or not sponsorship can be found for two trucks.

Since Busch has sponsors already for his truck in a package that involves NOS/Electric Sunglasses/Z-Line Designs.

It was a win-win situation for Ren who after 34 years in racing, decided it was time to get into management and off the road with it's continuous travel.

"I've been on the road a lot these last few years, doing lots of driving back and forth to work," said Ren.

"This new package works well for my wife and I. I can be closer to home, spend more time with her and still over see the structure of his new company."

Ren would further mention that on Friday, Busch plans too hold a press conference announcing Kyle Busch Motorsports. Which Speed TV will air at 2:00PM, on Friday.

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He'd also confirmed the rumor that Busch has in fact purchased Xpress Motorsports  to be true. It includes the race shop along with all the asset's associated with Xpress.

It's believed that the employees will continue working for the new team and with what they did with Brian Scott this season it will benefit the team having them.

While Busch's new facility is still in the process of being completed. They'll operate out of the Xpress shop and according to Ren the new race shop is state of the art.

The purchase gives them one complete full team, and they are working on building more trucks.

Busch could also purchase the Circle Bar Racing No. 10 team assets, which includes trucks, pit carts, tools and equipment.

They'd just needs to convert the trucks to Tundra's from Ford's but also gives the team a second completed team.

It's also rumored that Johnny Benson and Tayler Malsam will be driving for KBM in 2010 and Busch will be paired with Brian Ickler sharing a ride.

It will depend on sponsorship regarding the actually number of trucks that KBM races in 2010.

Think Kyle Busch Motorsports will be a nice addition to the Truck Series and should be successful first season for the team in 2010.

I wish Ren well, he'll be missed on the 33 pit wagon and it won't seem right he's gone. Just hope that down the road he doesn't regret, leaving breaking up the potent pairing with Horn and doesn't wish he'd stayed at KHI.