From RCR to Hendrick: All Possibilities Speculated for Kyle Busch After Toyota Boss Drops a Massive Bombshell

Published 07/20/2022, 12:40 PM EDT
AVONDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 12: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 DeWalt Toyota, waits on the grid during practice for for the Ruoff Mortgage 500 at Phoenix Raceway on March 12, 2022 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

M&M’s sudden announcement of their departure has suddenly put Kyle Busch’s career at a major risk. Despite being a two-time Cup Series champion who has consistently performed brilliantly this season, his future remains uncertain.

Unfortunately, there is no sign of another sponsor coming forward to back the #18 car. And it seems Toyota Racing Development, and Joe Gibbs Racing have already prepared for the worst.


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Kyle Busch’s future in the NASCAR Cup Series is at even more risk after a recent revelation.

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – APRIL 02: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Mars Crunchy Cookie Toyota, walks the gridduring practice for the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on April 02, 2022 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota are already working on “contingency plans”, amidst Busch‘s uncertain career. In a recent interview with Toyota Racing Development’s President, David Wilson revealed their plans to NBC Sports.

“We have to have contingency plans,” Wilson said. “Rest assured, we’re thinking about every way this can go.”

This is even more concerning, considering, that if a sponsorship doesn’t come through for Busch, JGR is not likely to sign him a new deal.

Although, Wilson said that they’re trying their best as he said, “If there’s not sponsorship there, maybe we can create a bridge somewhere,”.

He doesn’t sound too optimistic as he added, “I wish I could handicap it for you … but I just can’t. We’re in a bad place right now … we’ve got some tremendously heavy lifting in front of us.”

Naturally, the fans are not happy about the sad news and draw their own conclusion about the issue.

After all, it’s still very sad to see someone as fast as Kyle Busch has his career at risk. Do you think he still has a future in NASCAR?


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In a recent interview, Busch revealed that his career is still secure. However, there is one big “If” to that statement, and it’s not about sponsorship.


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In a recent interview, Kyle Busch said that “I feel like I still have a seat.”. However, the big “If” is – “Until there’s an announcement that somebody else is driving the No. 18 car”


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So, do you think there’s still a possibility of someone else taking the #18 seat? Let us know in the comments.



Hetul Katyal

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Hetul Katyal is an F1-NASCAR web stories creator at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his degree in Journalism from the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, he is an avid supporter of Carlos Sainz and Scuderia Ferrari. Hetul always looks forward to the paddock going to Baku, but the part of F1 that excites him the most, is seeing the drivers tackle the 'Raidillon' at Spa.

Edited By: Ranvijay Singh