“I’ve Brought a Lot to the Table” – Assertive Kyle Busch Claims He Gave Up His Pride to “Buy-In” to Chevrolet During His Switch

Published 06/24/2023, 2:07 PM EDT

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Despite his dim and bleak 2022 season, Kyle Busch is back with a bang. After shifting base from Joe Gibbs Racing, Busch has finally found his rhythm, tying up with his prodigy and HMS driver, William Byron, for the most number of wins this season—3.

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As we head into another exciting race weekend at Nashville, the Richard Childress Racing driver revealed his thoughts about his time in the Chevy camp so far. His move to Chevrolet has indeed made a significant impact, prompting the two-time Cup champ to boast about his presence in the team. Talking to the media ahead of Sunday’s Super Speedway race, Busch revealed what he brought to the team as the “bad boy” once again embraced his cocky self.

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Overconfident Kyle Busch reveals what he brings to the table at RCR

From an awful 2022 season with just 1 win to a season with 3 exciting wins and a guaranteed playoff berth, Kyle Busch certainly has made the most out of his drastic switch from Toyota to Chevy. Moreover, it looks like the Richard Childress-owned team has also benefitted substantially from this partnership. They went from being a top-15 to a top-5 team after Busch’s arrival.

Apart from the Intimidator and then Kevin Harvick, not even Richard Childress’s grandson Austin Dillon could shine bright for the team. However, Busch, in just a few months, has proved his mettle in a spectacular fashion.

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Recently, Busch revealed to the press how his journey so far has been with the new team. Leaving aside his arrogant demeanor, the once brash Busch opened up about his switch to RCR, saying, “To me, yes—I came over to RCR wanting to buy-in and just kind of understand and get into the Chevy system; be a part of the key partner deal and understand the Hendrick Motorsports side, the Trackhouse Racing side, and the RCR side. But also the RCR team, as well—the engineering department and everything they have going on over there.”

Though the Kyle Busch Motorsports owner cited Chevrolet to be a major influence for his decision, Busch also credited his #8 crew chief Randall Burnett and his competent crew members at RCR, saying, “We’ve got some really good people over there. I really enjoy working with Justin Alexander, as well as Keith Rodden. All of those guys are pretty sharp guys.”

He then hinted at his vast experience with JGR and HMS, owing to his days at Xfinity and Truck Series. As he boasted his contribution to the team, Busch said, “But also, to just say too that I’ve brought a lot to the table, as well—from where I’ve been and some of the ways that I’ve done things before, too. We talked about that and we’re intermixing a lot of that.”

The outspoken driver also revealed the team’s apparent plan, heading into the playoffs.

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With the Cup Series headed into his second half of the schedule, Kyle Busch has revealed his team’s simple yet realistic game plan to ace this season. While he acknowledged the team’s inefficiency, especially with the car, he also reflected on his team’s inability to finish races, “We haven’t had clean races a lot.” 

Mentioning his recent tweet, in which he shared photographs from a family vacation, a reporter asked what he meant by “Now its hammer down until Phoenix.”

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To this, Busch revealed his sneaky game plan, “I guess there’s 18 races left that means, there’s 8 and then the final 10. So we got 8 weeks to prepare ourselves and get ready, build our program stronger and as good as we can for the start of the playoffs, and once we get to Darlington, it’s gonna be no miss.” 

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READ MORE: Hendrick Motorsports Insider Reveals Why Rick Hendrick Fired Kyle Busch; Unearths Boss’ 7-Word Statement for the Former Driver

As they say, a confident Kyle Busch is a dangerous Kyle Busch. And with him almost revealing his plan, “to be perfect by the time playoffs come,” Busch is indeed a favorite to win this year’s title.

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Kishore is a NASCAR Writer at EssentiallySports. With a degree in engineering, Kishore's love for automobiles, particularly the roaring naturally-aspirated V8s, naturally led him to NASCAR. Kishore's writing is characterized by his intense passion for the sport, as well as his ability to conduct in-depth research and analysis.
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