Kyle Busch Expresses High Confidence in New Crew Chief Ben Beshore, Calls Him the ‘Man for the Job’

Published 12/17/2020, 11:00 AM EST
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 13: NASCAR driver Kyle Busch speaks with the media during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 Media Day at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)


Following the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, Kyle Busch will not link up with crew chief Adam Stevens. Instead, he will partner Ben Beshore, while Stevens heads to Christopher Bell’s box.

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This is the first time that Busch will team up with Beshore on a full-time basis in his Cup Series career. Needless to say, Busch is quite excited to work alongside Beshore.

He said, “We wouldn’t have Beshore come on board if we didn’t think that he was going to be able to be the man for the job. I’m looking forward to it.

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“He’s got the credentials, we’ve worked with him before. We kinda have a little bit of dialogue that we’ve already done in the past few years,” Busch added.

Later on, Beshore went to the Xfinity side. While Kyle Busch admitted that Beshore should have won a lot in the Xfinity series, he is glad to have him back in the Cup series.

DOVER, DELAWARE – OCTOBER 06: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, talks with team owner, Joe Gibbs, prior to the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway on October 06, 2019 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Kyle Busch reflects on the Crew Chief change

The #18 Joe Gibbs Racing driver admitted that it will be different without Adam Stevens in his box, but acknowledged that it is a new start and a new challenge for him to overcome.

Of course, the experience that the two-time Cup Series champion carries can surely help him adapt to the circumstances.

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Halloween Toyota, stands on the grid prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Throughout his Joe Gibbs Racing career, Busch has partnered up with quite a few crew chiefs. In his early years, Steve Addington was the crew chief until 2009, before Dave Rogers took on the role for a few years.

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Finally, Stevens linked up with Kyle Busch in his championship-winning year and remained in his box until 2020. Beshore also partnered with Busch in the 2017 season, albeit for a limited number of races.

However, this will be the first time the two are joining forces in the Cup Series on a full-time basis.

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