UPDATE: NASCAR driver Kyle Busch is weighing multiple offers to leave Joe Gibbs Racing next year, and the two front-runners to land him are Richard Childress Racing and 23XI Racing, according to sources. Busch has acknowledged publicly in recent weeks that he has offers from a handful of teams, and leaving JGR would have significant implications for him and the series. Teams that are said to have had talks with him about next year include RCR, 23XI, Kaulig Racing and Stewart-Haas Racing, but sources have pegged RCR and 23XI as the current front-runners.
If Busch joined the two-car RCR, it is unclear whether that would be to start a third car or to buy out Tyler Reddick, the driver of the team’s No. 8 who recently announced that he would leave the team after the 2023 season. If Busch joins the two-car 23XI, it is similarly unclear whether that would be to start a third team or to replace his brother Kurt Busch, who has a deal through 2023 but has been out of competition for several weeks with concussion issues. Kurt Busch’s absence has led to industry speculation that his return in 2023 is not guaranteed, although a person familiar with the situation told SBJ that he intends to return next year unless he is not medically cleared. Potential sponsorship plans from either team for Kyle Busch have yet to be learned.
ORIGINAL POST 9-1-2022: Two-time Cup champion Kyle Busch says he hopes to have a decision soon on where he’ll drive next season.
Busch, speaking at NASCAR’s playoff media day, told reporters Thursday that he has multiple options in front of him.
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