Auto racing notebook: IndyCar, NASCAR drivers announce 2023 plans

AP file photo by Terry Renna / NASCAR driver Kyle Busch, left, and team owner Joe Gibbs, right, are now in the final days of their partnership after Busch announced he will leave Joe Gibbs Racing and the No. 18 Toyota next year to drive the No. 8 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyle Busch will move to Richard Childress Racing next season, ending a 15-year run with Joe Gibbs Racing because the team could not come to terms with NASCAR's only active driver with multiple Cup Series championships.

Busch will move from the No. 18 Toyota to wheel the No. 8 Chevrolet for RCR, a move announced during a news conference Tuesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, where the 37-year-old Las Vegas native wore his 2015 and 2019 championship rings on his middle fingers.

"I'll be taking my talents to Welcome, North Carolina, to drive the No. 8 car starting in 2023," Busch said of moving to the team based about an hour north of Charlotte.

Tyler Reddick, who is currently competing for the Cup Series title in the No.