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Hard for new drivers to break through in Busch

It could be difficult to get more young drivers in the Busch Series pipeline with the chance to show their stuff. Kevin Harvick says the problem starts with sponsorship money, writes Marty Smith.

Updated: December 4, 2006, 3:49 PM ET
By Marty Smith | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- It was more a smirk than a cringe, but the look on Kevin Harvick's face spoke volumes about the declining opportunities presented to NASCAR team owners to develop young drivers under the current Busch Series dynamic: Cup Light.

Currently, potential Busch Series sponsors seek the investment guarantee offered by an affiliation with a reputable Nextel Cup driver, in turn greatly limiting opportunities for up-and-coming young drivers.

In essence, sponsors hesitate to ...

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