AP Source: Busch replaced by Hamlin at Homestead

AP Source: Busch replaced by Hamlin at Homestead

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NASCAR driver Kyle Busch signs autographs at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Busch will not be allowed to race in the Sprint Cup or Nationwide races at Texas after he deliberately wrecked championship contender Ron Hornaday Jr. in the Truck Series race. NASCAR announced its decision Saturday after a meeting with Busch and Joe Gibbs, his Sprint Cup car owner. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 10, 2011 at 12:51 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- One of Kyle Busch's sponsors has asked for him to be removed from the season-ending Nationwide Series race, The Associated Press has learned.

Multiple people familiar with Busch's schedule told the AP that Z-Line Designs wants to use Denny Hamlin instead of Busch in next weekend's Nationwide race at Homestead. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because Busch's future is still being discussed with sponsors and Joe Gibbs Racing.

Busch was suspended last weekend by NASCAR for intentionally wrecking Ron Hornaday Jr. under caution at Texas. NASCAR this week also fined him $50,000 and placed him on probation through the end of the year.

Although NASCAR says Busch can race again this weekend, Joe Gibbs Racing has not given any indication if Busch will be in Sunday's race at Phoenix.
 

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