NASCAR & Auto Racing

Key Motorsports expanding, looking to step up from Truck series

CONCORD, N.C. - Key Motorsports, which fields entries in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, plans to expand and begin competing in what is now called the Busch Series next season.

The organization recently purchased four Busch cars that are Chevrolet Monte Carlos available from the extra inventory resulting from the merger of Ginn Racing and Dale Earnhardt Inc. The team plans to purchase four more cars in the near future.

“With NASCAR now going full time with the (car of tomorrow) in Cup starting next season, the field should open up and allow organizations like ours to compete,” said team owner Curtis Key.

“We see an opportunity to expand our program into that circuit to provide our sponsors with some alternatives.”

Key said talks are under way with prospective sponsors, drivers and crew chiefs for the Busch operation.