Kyle Busch Motorsports will make the move from Toyota to Chevrolet when the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series kicks off in February of 2023.
“Kyle Busch Motorsports intends to compete in the Truck Series as a Chevrolet branded team next year,” team owner Kyle Busch was quoted as saying on Tuesday when he made the announcement that he would be making the move to Richard Childress Racing from Joe Gibbs Racing in the Cup Series next season.
FOX Sports’ Bob Pockrass reports that both John Hunter Nemechek and Corey Heim are Toyota-signed drivers, thus moving them out of KBM next year.
“Kyle has been an ambassador for Toyota since joining the program in 2008. He‘s gone on to accumulate some of the most prestigious milestones possible for the Toyota brand, including our first Cup Series win for the Camry and first Cup Series championship. He will undoubtedly hold the record for the most wins in a Toyota across all three Championship Series for decades 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,” Toyota Racing President David Wilson said in a statement.
“Kyle Busch Motorsports intends to compete in the Truck Series as a Chevrolet branded team next year.”
From the owners mouth himself. Says they’re working through things and not everything is finalized yet.
— Davey Segal (@DaveyCenter) September 13, 2022
John Hunter Nemechek and Corey Heim would be the two drivers that would need new homes as they are Toyota drivers. https://t.co/kSkywbzOwW
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) September 13, 2022
— Toyota Racing (@ToyotaRacing) September 13, 2022