NASCAR: The best part about Kyle Busch’s announcement

Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, NASCAR (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, NASCAR (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

Kyle Busch’s Cup Series contract announcement with Richard Childress Racing also included a future NASCAR deal for his son Brexton.

At long last, Kyle Busch is signed to drive for the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season. Following 15 years with Joe Gibbs Racing behind the wheel of the #18 Toyota, Busch is set to reunite with Chevrolet and join Richard Childress Racing as the driver of the #8 car next year.

Busch last competed for Chevrolet in 2007, his third and final season as a full-time driver for Hendrick Motorsports.

The 37-year-old Las Vegas, Nevada native is slated to replace Tyler Reddick behind the wheel of the #8 Chevrolet. While Reddick is under contract with the team through 2023 despite signing with 23XI Racing and Toyota for 2024, his future appears a bit murky.

It is possible that he will drive a third chartered car for the team, with the organization having reportedly secured a third charter, or perhaps a third non-chartered entry if they haven’t. Or he could still end up elsewhere altogether.

But the best part of this announcement didn’t have anything to do with Kyle Busch or Tyler Reddick or charters or anything like that.

The best part had to do with what Richard Childress gave to Kyle’s seven-year-old son, Brexton.

Childress presented Brexton with a “contract” containing a future option to drive for Richard Childress Racing.

He did so in the form of a signed $100 bill.

It’s not too far-fetched to think that Brexton will end up at Richard Childress Racing either — even without concerning ourselves with the way-too-early and far-too-technical specifics of this totally legitimate “contract”.

During Kyle’s run at Toyota, he had envisioned Brexton growing up to drive one of his dad’s Toyota Tundras at Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Truck Series, a move which would surely put him in line for a Joe Gibbs Racing Xfinity Series seat sand then perhaps even a Cup Series seat at some point down the road.

Now Busch has left Toyota for Chevrolet, and the next step is to align Kyle Busch Motorsports with the latter to keep them in the Truck Series for 2023 and beyond.

The affiliation between Busch, Childress, and Chevrolet would naturally make Kyle Busch Motorsports somewhat of a feeder organization for both the Richard Childress Racing Xfinity Series team and Cup Series team.

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So while we’re probably getting about a decade ahead of ourselves here, Brexton won’t want to spend that $100. That driver option could come in handy.