As New NASCAR Journeys Begin, Kyle Busch and Hendrick Motorsports Legend Jimmie Johnson Treat Fans With Special Sponsor Twist

Published 01/20/2023, 4:30 AM EST
Jimmie Johnson & Kyle Busch

NASCAR fans often find it hard to endure the period between November and February. Not having any NASCAR action to look forward to every week is devastating for die-hard fans. But with only a couple of weeks remaining until the first race of the season, fans are on the edge of their seats. More than that, updates from legends like Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch add to that excitement.

Not long ago, both Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch announced major updates on their careers. Busch will be racing for Richard Childress Racing for the first time in 2023. After the protracted and bitter divorce from Joe Gibbs Racing, his eyes will firmly be on attempting to start his journey with RCR on a strong footing.


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Kyle Busch is loving his new team

Since joining the RCR team during the off-season, Busch has shared several pictures and videos on social media. While some were related to his racing preparations, others were concerned with media duties for sponsors.

His most recent pictures (through his wife, Samantha’s account) were from Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, one of his new sponsors. The post had multiple pictures of the family enjoying their time at the restaurant.

Samantha wrote in the post on Instagram, “Family night @cheddarskitchen 😋. Mom got the salmon, Dad the ribs, Brexton the steak 🥩, Lennix all the croissants 🥐. Which of our meals would you have ordered?!”

It’s great to see Busch happy and smiling again, after the unsavory last few months at JGR. Fans will be relieved and will hope they can see the best of him in 2023.

Jimmie Johnson offers fans the chance to join the Legacy

Johnson, on the other hand, has had a lot of changes too, although not as turbulent or unsettling. After retiring from NASCAR in 2020, the 7-time champion had been racing in the IndyCar Series.


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But that changed when he announced his return to the Cup Series alongside Petty GMS last year. This, however, wasn’t a full-time driving role as in his previous avatar. Johnson was now moving on to a part-owner, part-time driver role.

Things changed further this year, as Johnson and Richard Petty announced the rebranding of the team. They revealed that going forward, the team will be called Legacy Motor Club. Since it’s a new team, fans don’t yet “relate” to the team. In order to solidify the connection, Johnson revealed that they have created a special chance for fans to do that via an Instagram story.

In the story, Johnson said “Want a chance to join me at this year’s Daytona 500? Carvana is going to give an experience away to one lucky fan. Click on the link below to enter and have a VIP experience with me at the Daytona 500.” Here’s the link for interested readers.


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Legacy MC will be hoping to make the most of its debut season. With seasoned veterans like Petty and Johnson on their team, they have a lot of experience to help them make a splash.



Abhay Tyagi

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Abhay Tyagi is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. Although he has completed his undergrad in Law and Management, he has always been eager to venture into the exciting field of sports journalism. With a special affinity for Engineering and Speed, Abhay has always found the world of Formula 1 quite exhilarating.

Edited By: Nischal Kandpal