RCR to develop to 3 vehicles in 2023, Reddick stays
Richard Childress Racing may have three NASCAR Cup Collection entered in races subsequent season with the addition of Kyle Busch to his lineup.
Crew proprietor Richard Childress mentioned on Tuesday morning through the announcement of Busch’s signing on the NASCAR Corridor of Fame that his group may have three charters subsequent season. However Childress mentioned he was “not prepared” to debate the third constitution.
Busch will take over the No. 8 Chevrolet group and work with crew chief Randall Burnett.
It’s the present group of Cup collection championship contender Tyler Reddick, whom Childress met with an hour earlier than Tuesday’s announcement to tell him he won’t drive the No. 8 automobile subsequent season. Nevertheless, Reddick stays below contract with the group subsequent season and shall be within the third chartered automobile.
Reddick will depart the Childress group on the finish of the 2023 season for 23XI Racing.
“It was OK, he understood our contract and what’s in it,” Childress mentioned of the dialog with Reddick. “I simply informed him that we’ve got a contract to race him subsequent 12 months, and I talked to him later about protecting him posted on the way it’s going and what we’re going to be doing, how we’re going to place it collectively.”
Busch’s cope with Childress is for a number of years. Busch’s sponsors weren’t introduced on Tuesday and shall be specified by the approaching weeks, in keeping with Childress. Childress did say there have been commitments from sponsors already.
Particulars round Reddick’s group for subsequent season now that he’s not driving the No. 8 have been additionally not revealed.
“I’m not in search of a one-year deal; I’m trying to construct a powerful group for the longer term,” Childress mentioned of splitting up Reddick and Burnett. “Placing in one other automobile as a result of his contract is only for yet one more 12 months, and having Kyle for a long-term contract that’s the proper reply, I believe. It was a no brainer.”
Austin Dillon will stay within the No. 3 Chevrolet.
Richard Childress Racing final fielded three full-time groups within the Cup Collection in 2017 with Dillon, Paul Menard and Ryan Newman.