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Lack of funding forces Kyle Busch to close Nationwide Series team

Kyle Busch celebrates after winning the NASCAR Trucks auto race, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Kyle Busch celebrates after winning the NASCAR Trucks auto race, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)  (The Associated Press)

Kyle Busch said he is closing his Nationwide Series team because of a lack of sponsorship.

Parker Kligerman ran the entire season for Busch in the No. 77 Toyota and had 13 top-10 finishes.

Busch drove the car in 2012, when he went winless in the Nationwide Series. He went back to driving Joe Gibbs Racing's cars in Nationwide this year — winning 12 times — and used Kligerman in his Kyle Busch Motorsports car.

Busch also fields three entries in the Truck Series and won Friday night's race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It clinched the owners' championship for Busch, who won eight races as an owner. Busch had six victories and Darrell Wallace Jr. and 17-year-old Erik Jones also won for the team.