It has been determined what will happen to Kyle Busch after weeks of speculation. The NASCAR driver will leave Joe Gibbs Racing after 15 years and join Richard Childress Racing the next year.
Jordan Bianchi of The Athletic broke the news first.
Since it was revealed that Mars will stop sponsoring his No. 18 team, Busch’s future has been in doubt. Busch’s prospects changed when JGR was unable to find a replacement sponsor. The driver stated that he would be ready to accept a wage reduction in order to remain with JBR, but Childress and other employers were interested.
On Tuesday, the official announcement will be made.
Busch mentioned not having a sponsor in July since Mars is departing his team.
In order to advance in this sport, Busch asserted that you must have sponsorship. “It’s not as easy as being a basketball player and being a Michael Jordan or a LeBron James and being a really fantastic player and the team losing a sponsor and then saying, “OK, Michael, LeBron, we gotta let you go because we can’t afford you,”” said the athlete.
Busch is one of the most successful NASCAR drivers competing today, having captured two Cup Series titles and 56 races under the Gibbs banner.
Busch joining Childress is a bit of a surprise because the two have a troubled past. A fight between the two occurred in the Kansas Speedway garage during a race in 2011, leading to Childress’s $150,000 punishment and season-long probation.
But time and money are able to treat any wounds.