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Busch allowed to finish season without primary sponsor

Kyle Busch will be allowed to race in the final two events of the season, but will not be allowed to have his primary sponsor, M&Ms, on his race car.

NASCAR announced on Thursday that instead of M&Ms, Busch will have Interstate Batteries on his No. 18 Toyota.

The punishment stems from an incident in last Friday's Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway when he intentionally wrecked Ron Hornaday Jr.

The sanctioning body took initial action against Busch on Saturday by suspending him from the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series races at Texas. On Monday, he was fined $50,000 and placed on probation through the end of the year.

Busch fell from seventh to 11th in the Chase for the Sprint Cup point standings, as he became one of three drivers to be mathematically eliminated from championship contention. He is now 100 points behind leader Carl Edwards.