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Kyle Busch leaving JGR for rival Childress group

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Sep 4, 2022; Darlington, South Carolina, USA; Kyle Busch, driver of the (18) M&M's Toyota, arrives for driver introductions prior to the COOK OUT Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Mandatory Credit: David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Busch is leaving Joe Gibbs Racing and will sign with Richard Childress Racing, The Athletic reported Saturday.

Busch, 37, is completing his 15th season with JGR.

An announcement is expected Tuesday, according to The Athletic.

Busch would join Childress Racing for the start of the 2023 season.

Busch will be racing in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Busch, 37, has just one victory this season — coming in April at the Food City Dirt Race at Bristol — and has admitted his cloudy future with JGR was a factor in his lack of success this season.

Busch won NASCAR Cup Series titles in 2015 and 2019, and 56 of his 60 NASCAR Cup wins have come with JGR.

Ty Gibbs, 19, is expected to replace Busch at JGR. He is the grandson of owner Joe Gibbs.

Kyle Busch is the younger brother of Kurt Busch, another long-time NASCAR driver.

–Field Level Media