“Knows My Little Quirks” – Kyle Busch Set to Begin Work With New NASCAR Crew Chief and ‘Whole New Team’

Published 01/27/2021, 5:30 AM EST
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – OCTOBER 28: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Zombie Toyota, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)


In 2020, Kyle Busch endured quite a forgettable Cup Series campaign. He failed to reach Victory Lane until the second-to-last race of the season. By then, he had already been eliminated from playoff contention, so the win mattered little.

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Now, the 2019 Cup Series champion is looking for redemption for the new season.

Backing him up for the coming campaign is his new crew chief, Ben Beshore. The two have worked together before, clinching four Xfinity races in 2019.

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Can Kyle Busch revive the successful partnership?

Considering their successful history together, Busch should be in good hands. Obviously, Kyle Busch needs to bounce back from his disappointing 2020 season.

So, the big question on everyone’s lips is, will Ben Beshore be the one to get Busch’s campaign on track?

WATKINS GLEN, NY – AUGUST 04: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Crunchy Mint Toyota, and his crew chief Adam Stevens look on during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GoBowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

“He kind of knows my little quirks,” Busch said.

“I have a whole new team essentially. The only guy that is the same is the car chief. Everybody else is different. I’ve got a whole new group of guys that I’ve got to learn, and I’ve got to teach them how I do things and what my system is and how I like stuff, where I had all of that for the past five years, six years.

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“Just getting into a rhythm and getting into races and practices and stuff is where all that is learned. It’s just going to take a little bit of time.”

Now, Kyle Busch will be looking forward to the start of the new Cup Series season. However, he will have several obstacles in his path leading to the 2021 crown. Chief among them is reigning champion, Chase Elliott, with other contenders also waiting in the wings.

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