Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that the team has parted ways with Jason Leffler. Kurt Busch will be behind the wheel of the No. 18 Shore Lodge Tundra for the VFW 200 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn on Aug. 18 and the driver lineup for the remaining races that Leffler was scheduled to drive this season will be determined at a later date.
"How things have played out this season are not Jason's fault -- we've had some bad luck and a few other misfortunate happenings -- but when it comes down to it, the No. 18 team has not performed to the standards we've become accustomed to and we owe it to our manufacturer and our sponsors to produce better results," KBM owner Kyle Busch said. "Beginning to make these changes now, instead of waiting until the end of the season, it will allow us to evaluate where our program stands as we begin working towards becoming a championship-contending team once again in 2013. Jason represented KBM and all of our sponsors very well and we wish him the best of luck."
Brian Scott is scheduled to be behind the wheel of the No. 18 Tundra at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on Aug. 24 and for three other races this season. Drew Herring will make his Truck Series debut in the September race at Iowa Speedway in Newton.