CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ Kyle Busch has chosen to drive for Joe
Gibbs Racing next season.
A source close to Busch tells The Associated Press that the
driver selected Gibbs after a seven-week search that began when
Hendrick Motorsports released the 22-year-old driver to make room
for Dale Earnhardt Junior next season.
Two car owners who had actively pursued Busch told the AP that
Busch informed them today he had not selected their teams.
Gibbs currently fields cars for two-time series champion Tony
Stewart, Denny Hamlin and J.J. Yeley (YAY'-lee), who is in the
final year of his contract. Busch is expected to replace Yeley, who
has not put up the results necessary to keep his ride.