Kyle Busch is officially set to join Richard Childress Racing in the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season, following months of speculation.
Busch will leave the No:18 Toyota at Joe Gibbs Racing to take over the No:8 RCR Chevrolet currently driven by an unsettled Tyler Reddick.
Team Owner Richard Childress met with Tyler Reddick an hour before the Kyle Busch announcement to notify him that he won’t be driving the 8 car next year, however they do have a contract.
Tyler Reddick will also lose his his crew chief Randall Burnett next in 2023.
When asked by Fox journalist Bob Pockross Why not just do a deal for Tyler Reddick to leave early or a possible buy-out instead of keeping him for next year.
Childress gave a vague response stating that they’re focusing on racing at the moment with no further comments.
He didn’t deny or put to bed the idea of Reddick leaving Richard Childress Racing next season.
“Right now our plan is to raceand the conversation I’ve had that’s where we’re at.” – Childress replied
Richard Childress Racing will have three charters in 2023, if Tyler Reddick will be driving the third car by then.
Why not just do a deal for Tyler Reddick to leave early instead of working to get a third charter? Richard Childress says: pic.twitter.com/Ox0U7YpRZZ
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) September 13, 2022
I’ll be taking my talents to Welcome, North Carolina to drive the No. 8 car starting in 2023,” Busch said of moving to the team based about an hour north of Charlotte.- Kyle Busch
Children admitted that the atmosphere at his shop in Welcome has been electric since rumors started that Kyle Busch might move to the organization.