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Kyle Busch Joins Richard Childress Racing in 2023 – Jayski’s NASCAR Silly Season Site

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – SEPTEMBER 10: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, speaks to the media during a post-practice press conference for the NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on September 10, 2022 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Richard Childress Racing announced today that Kyle Busch will join the organization’s NASCAR Cup Series stable in 2023, merging one of the most storied teams in the NASCAR industry with one of the most successful modern drivers in the sport.

Since making his NASCAR debut 18 years ago, Busch has grown into a successful driver, team owner and businessman, easily becoming one of the most accomplished drivers in modern NASCAR history. He owns 60 wins in the elite NASCAR Cup Series and is the only active multiple champion. He is currently competing for his third Cup Series championship in the NASCAR Playoffs. In addition to his two Cup Series championships, the Las Vegas native won the 2009 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship and is the all-time leader in that series (102) and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (62). As an owner, he has led Kyle Busch Motorsports to 98 career wins and seven owner championships, both of which are Truck Series records.

“RCR has an impressive history in NASCAR and I am honored that Richard is putting his trust in me to come in and build on that legacy,” said Busch. “I grew up in a family of passionate racers myself and I feel the culture that the Childress family has built within their organization will be ideal for me. As I begin the next chapter of my career, I look forward to riding for RCR and working with everyone there to add more wins and championships to both of our resumes.”

From a one-man team in 1969, Childress RCR has grown into one of the most storied organizations in NASCAR, with over 200 wins and 16 championships, including six in the NASCAR Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and NASCAR Truck Series, and is a three-time winner of the Daytona 500 (1998, 2007, 2018).

“The addition of Kyle Busch to the Richard Childress Racing lineup is important not just for our organization, but for the sport as a whole,” said Richard Childress, Richard Childress Racing Chairman and CEO. “Kyle is a proven contender at the highest level of the sport and I believe his experience and dedication to motorsport will enhance our racing program across the board. I’ve always admired Kyle’s riding style and his ability to win and race for championships ever since he entered the sport. Who wouldn’t want a proven NASCAR Cup Series champion to drive their car?”

Busch, who has more than 220 victories to his name across NASCAR’s top three national series, will drive the number 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 under the Richard Childress Racing banner, and will add a multiple NASCAR Cup Series champion to the Chevrolet Racing camp. Randall Burnett will serve as crew chief.

“We’d love to welcome Kyle back to Team Chevy, where he began his NASCAR career,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet US Vice President, Performance and Motorsports. “As a 60 Cup race winner and two-time champion, he will be a valuable addition to Richard Childress Racing and Chevrolet’s lineup. We look forward to working with Kyle in 2023.”

Tyler Reddick, who is currently competing for a championship in the No. 8 Chevrolet, remains under contract with RCR and will drive for RCR in 2023.

More details about the program, including the sponsor’s line-up, will be announced at a later date.

— Richard Childress Racing —

See previous updates on the #18 team page.

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