Kyle Busch signs on for 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona

Kyle Busch will race at Daytona International Speedway earlier than his fellow Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competitors in 2020, but his first competitive venture at the facility next year will come on the DIS road course as he has signed on to run the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona. He'll make his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship debut Jan. 25 and 26 as a driver of a GT3 entry for AIM Vasser Sullivan.

“I’d like to thank everyone at Lexus Motorsports and AIM Vasser Sullivan and Toyota for this opportunity,” Busch said at a Toyota event in Texas on Nov. 4, as quoted by NBC Sports. “To have the chance to run in such an iconic race as the Rolex 24 is certainly something I’ve thought about and wanted to do. My partnership with Toyota and the history we’ve had together has been incredible. I would love to continue that history and maybe get my Daytona Rolex to add to my trophy collection.”

Next year's Rolex 24 will be Busch's second race on the Daytona road course. He was a teammate to former NASCAR driver Scott Speed for a Chip Ganassi Racing effort in the July 2009 Brumos Porsche 250. The team finished 10th.

“We’re thrilled to have a racer of Kyle’s caliber join AIM Vasser Sullivan to open our 2020 season at the Rolex 24 at Daytona,” AIM Vasser Sullivan co-owner Jimmy Vasser said. “Kyle has proved he can compete and win in many forms of motorsports and we look forward to having him drive the Lexus RC F GT3 at Daytona.”

Busch is one of eight drivers remaining in the 2019 Cup Series playoffs heading into Sunday's race at ISM Raceway, the penultimate race of the season. He has 55 series wins in 532 races. He has a 207 wins across NASCAR's three national series, also including the NASCAR Xfinity and Gander Outdoors series. He is the all-time winningest driver in both the Xfinity and Truck series. Busch also has driver championships in the Cup and Xfinity series.