Joe Gibbs Racing Announces Kyle Busch Is out of the M&M's Car

Sandra MacWattersCorrespondent INovember 11, 2011

HUNTERSVILLE, NC - JANUARY 27:  Joe Gibbs (R) poses with JGR President J.D. Gibbs (L) during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway, held at Joe Gibbs Racing, on January 27, 2011 in Huntersville, North Carolina.  (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Today Mars, Inc. announced that Kyle Busch would be removed from the M&M's sponsored No. 18 Toyota for the balance of the season.

The M&M's paint scheme will not be used until the 2012 season, at which time it is expected Busch will return to the car with the expectations no further incidents take place.

In the official press release from Joe Gibbs Racing, Gibbs stated, "We strongly support Mars' decision. This gives us all time to work together to foster a positive change where Kyle can continue racing in a way we can all be proud of."

Busch is expected to race the No. 18 at Phoenix and Homestead-Miami in the Cup races with long-time partner of Joe Gibbs Racing, Interstate Batteries, who has been with them since the beginning 20 years ago.

A press conference will be held at the media center of Phoenix International Raceway, Friday at 9:30 a.m. MST with Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, and Kyle Busch.

Information was obtained from an official press release of Joe Gibbs Racing.

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