Toyota, Joe Gibbs Racing react to Busch’s upcoming departure

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While Kyle Busch celebrates his 2023 plans to head to Richard Childress Racing, the transfer additionally brings goodbyes from Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing.

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Busch will conclude his tenure with the producer and staff after 15 years in combination, a fruitful partnership for all events after two Cup championships, 56 premier-level wins and a large number of successes within the Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series.

Joe Gibbs, the staff proprietor who secured Busch forward of the 2008 season from Hendrick Motorsports, presented his appreciation of the sequence’ lone energetic multi-time champion because the pairing comes to an result in November.

“Kyle has been a major part of our history and success here at Joe Gibbs Racing,” Gibbs stated in a observation. “We are grateful for all his contributions to our group over time. When you have a look at all that he has completed already, it’s in point of fact outstanding, and we all know one day we can be celebrating his Hall of Fame induction.

“We also know he still has many more achievements in our sport ahead of him including competing for the championship this season. We wish Kyle, Samantha, Brexton, and Lennix the very best.”

David Wilson, president of Toyota Racing Development, praised Busch, who has been a essential a part of Toyota’s stock-car good fortune. But he additionally conceded the opening Busch leaves in the back of that the producer seeks to fill.

“Toyota and TRD are privileged to have raced with Kyle Busch, one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history,” Wilson stated in a observation. “While we certainly wish Kyle the best of luck in the future and congratulate him on his announcement to join Richard Childress Racing, we’re disappointed and saddened that his future won’t continue to be with Team Toyota.”

Busch additionally serves as staff proprietor of Kyle Busch Motorsports, which fields 3 full-time entries within the Camping World Truck Series. Busch stated Tuesday the staff intends to compete in 2023 with backing from Chevrolet, however the ones plans haven’t begun to be solidified.

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“Kyle has been an ambassador for Toyota since joining the program in 2008,” Wilson persisted. “He’s long past on to collect one of the maximum prestigious milestones imaginable for the Toyota logo, together with our first Cup Series win for the Camry and primary Cup Series championship. He will unquestionably grasp the document for essentially the most wins in a Toyota throughout all 3 Championship Series for many years to come.

“But more than that, Kyle has been a friend, part of our family and has played a key role in the development of many of our drivers through his ownership of Kyle Busch Motorsports. We wish nothing but the best for Kyle and his entire family as he moves into the next chapter of his Hall of Fame career. We’re thankful to have been along for the ride.”

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