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Kyle Busch Foundation Earns Second Charitable Donation from Bosch Aftermarket Bosch-Supported Teams Score Fourteenth Victory of the Season

Kyle Busch raced his Bosch-equipped No. 18 M&M’s Toyota to victory in Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series TM Race in Kentucky. In recognition of the victory, Bosch Aftermarket NA is making a $1,000 contribution – the second this season – to the Kyle Busch Foundation. Thus far in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesTM season, Bosch-supported teams have won fourteen races, for a total of $14,000 contributed to help carry out the missions of their selected charities.

The Kyle Busch Foundation works to empower children, families and communities to overcome hardships, allowing them to live the best lives possible. The Foundation concentrates its efforts on assisting organizations in fostering a stable and inspiring environment for children, families and communities to live, learn and challenge themselves as well as ensuring day-to-day needs are met. The Foundation supports the following charities: A Child’s Place, Barium Springs, Church of God’s Children Home of North Carolina, Girl Talk Foundation, Isabella Santos Foundation, Kyle & Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund, My Sister’s House, Pretty in Pink Foundation and Speedway Children’s Charities.

“It was exciting to see Kyle Busch dominate the field in Kentucky,” said Tony Pauly, director of advertising and brand management for Bosch Automotive Aftermarket North America. “Bosch congratulates the entire Joe Gibbs Racing organization on another great win. We’re proud to partner with Joe Gibbs Racing to supply Bosch quality parts and systems that help power them to the checkered flag; and it’s an honor to lend support to worthwhile charitable organizations such as the Kyle Busch Foundation.”

Bosch Aftermarket has a long-standing partnership with NASCAR, providing oxygen sensors to all NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams. Additionally, Bosch has provided quality parts — including spark plugs, injectors, alternators, coils, filters, fuel pumps, starters and pressure regulators — to multiple NASCAR teams for more than a decade, helping them to numerous appearances in victory lane and seven Sprint Cup Series championships since 2001.

Kyle Busch Receives Medical Clearance to Resume Racing

Driver of No. 18 Toyota Returns for Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch has received medical clearance to return to on-track activity beginning with Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the No. 18 M&Ms Red Nose Toyota.

Busch was injured during an accident in the season-opening NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway on February 21 causing him to miss the first 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races of the season.

Erik Jones to Pilot the No. 18 M&M’S® Toyota Camry Starting at Kansas Speedway

18-Year-Old Byron, Michigan Native to Make First NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Start

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced today that Erik Jones will fill in for Kyle Busch in the No. 18 M&M’S Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) starting at Kansas Speedway on May 9, 2015. This will mark the 18-year-old Byron, Michigan native’s first official NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start.

“I’m pretty excited and grateful for the opportunity to drive the No. 18 M&M’S Toyota Camry in the Sprint Cup Series and make my debut for Joe Gibbs Racing. This is a really good opportunity for me. We are going to try to manage our expectations and if we can go out and get a top-15 run and gain some experience, that would be a great day for us. I’m also excited about representing M&M’S, a great longtime partner at JGR and such a well-known brand. I am looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the M&M’S Toyota at Kansas.”
At Kansas, Jones will be running a special paint scheme highlighting M&M’S support of Red Nose Day on the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota.

Mars is proud to be a partner of Red Nose Day, a major charitable event that will be held on May 21, 2015. The M&M’S Brand is one of the world’s most beloved chocolate candies and a leader in colorful fun, so it’s a natural fit to leverage the M&M’S brand and humor to help raise money through this partnership. M&M’S is bringing Red Nose Day to NASCAR for the first time at Kansas and May 15 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

Jones currently runs full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) for Kyle Busch Motorsports and a partial schedule for Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS).

With three races complete in the 2015 NCWTS season, Jones sits third in the point standings, six points out of the lead on the heels of two top-five and three top-10 finishes to start the season. In just 20-career starts in the series, Jones has earned four wins.

Continuing to impress, Jones has made his mark in the XFINITY Series, making eight starts this season between the No. 20 and No. 54 Camry’s. In those starts, Jones has garnered one win, three poles and five top-five finishes.

Kansas will mark Jones first official Cup Series start, but earlier this season he was able to make laps in the No. 11 Toyota Camry at Bristol Motor Speedway after Denny Hamlin was unable to continue the race following an extended rain delay. Jones finished the race in the 26th position.

Mac Tools Wrenching for a Cure

Mac Tools has made donations of more than $30,000 to The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research and over $4,000 to The Breast Cancer Society of Canada. Mac Tools would like to thank their Franchisees and Customers for their purchases of our Wrenching for a Cure products in 2014 to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research.

The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research is devoted to advancing research in breast cancer and 100 percent of every gift to the fund goes directly to research at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. The Breast Cancer Society of Canada is committed to progressing breast cancer research in Canada and proudly funds high-caliber research teams that are located near patient treatment clinics.

“We are so very appreciative for the partnership between The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research and Mac Tools. Their support helps to fund the level of life-saving research being performed at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Partners like Mac Tools help us reach new audiences, garnering support and appreciation on the importance of breast cancer awareness and screenings.” – Kim Collins, Director, Community Partners Program. “It gives me great pride to present donations to both of these foundations on behalf of our Mac Tools Franchisees, customers, and employees” said Brett Shaw, President of Mac Tools, “and we look forward to offering our continued support in the future.”

For over four years Mac Tools has been a proud partner of the Stefanie Spielman Fund and the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. Our Wrenching for a Cure products have become great collectors’ items for our Mac Tools customers and community and we are proud to help a greater cause.

Joe Gibbs Racing Selects Ross Kenseth to Drive No. 20 Camry at Chicago

Dollar General to Sponsor Ross Kenseth in NASCAR XFINITY Series Debut

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced today that Ross Kenseth will make his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut in the No. 20 Toyota Camry at Chicagoland Speedway on June 20. Dollar General will proudly partner with Kenseth for his first NASCAR National Series career start.

“This is an exciting time for us,” said Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, “We’ve got several young, talented drivers in our stable, and now we have the chance to add Ross Kenseth to that list. Ross has been working hard and showing that he is ready for this next step. We’re excited that he will be doing that in the No. 20 car with our partner Dollar General.”

Dollar General joined JGR in 2012 with sponsorship in NASCAR’s top two series. Since joining the organization, Dollar General has been a part of 14 visits to Victory Lane between the NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series.

“We’re excited to expand our partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing and return to the XFINITY Series with Ross (Kenseth) as he makes his series debut,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and chief executive officer, “We’ve been fortunate to work with great drivers over the years and have success across all three of NASCAR’s top series. We know Ross will do a great job and represent the Dollar General brand well.”

In addition to making his XFINITY Series debut this season, 21-year-old Kenseth will also compete in a limited Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) and late-model racing schedule.

“I am really thankful for the opportunity JGR and Dollar General have given me and I am excited to make my first XFINITY Series start,” said Ross Kenseth, “I couldn’t have asked to be in a better situation. Having Dollar General support me for my first start means a lot to me. JGR and Dollar General are used to running up front and competing for wins, and hopefully I can catch on quickly.”

The Chicago 300 from Chicagoland Speedway will air live on FoxSports 1 beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 20.