NASCAR: Kyle Busch announces move to Richard Childress Racing in 2023

Sep 13, 2022

It’s official. Kyle Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing tenure is over after the 2022 season.

Busch announced Tuesday that he would be heading to Richard Childress Racing in 2023. The announcement came after reports emerged Saturday that Busch would be leaving his longtime Cup Series home for RCR next season. Busch, 37, has been at Joe Gibbs Racing since 2008.

Busch said he wanted to find a place where he could win races right away and “also needed a place where I could hit reset and be welcomed as who I am.”

RCR owner Richard Childress handed Busch a watch and jokingly asked Busch to hold it for him. Childress infamously punched Busch in 2011 after Busch had contact with an RCR driver in a Truck race. Childress allegedly took off his watch and handed it to grandson Austin Dillon before he confronted Busch.

Source: Yahoo Sports