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Nemechek team steers Raikkonen's ride

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Lee Spencer

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As Kyle Busch left the media center Friday night following his 28th career win in the truck series, his story changed on whether his team would field a car for Raikkonen next week from “no” to “maybe.” But before Busch walked out he added, “but I won’t own it.”

FOXSports.com has learned that the car is being assembled by Kyle Busch Motorsports but the owner points will come from Joe Nemechek’s No. 87 entry, registered under NEMCO Motorsports, which is currently 19th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series points standings.

The crew will come from NEMCO with additional support from KBM employees. NEMCO will provide transporter, equipment and back up car for the race.

Raikkonen finished 15th in his NASCAR Camping World Truck debut. The 2007 Formula One champion was approved to compete in next Saturday’s Nationwide Series race prior to Friday night’s event.

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