“Did You Ever Think Tony Stewart Would Leave Chevy?” – Kyle Busch Backed to Make “Blindsided” NASCAR Switch

Published 05/02/2022, 8:54 AM EDT
Apr 3, 2022; Richmond, Virginia, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) waves to fans in the stands prior to the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Throughout the week, the NASCAR future of Kyle Busch is all that anyone wants to talk about. With the departure of M&Ms at the end of the season, this leaves Busch in a bit of a fix. His only options are to hunt for a new sponsor to stay with Joe Gibbs Racing or hunt for a new team with a new sponsor.

Currently, Stewart-Haas Racing looks like one of the favorites to sign him. In light of the speculation, NASCAR crew member Skip Flores spoke about why this move could work.

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He even cited Tony Stewart as an example of this. The NASCAR crewman said, “Did you ever thing Tony Stewart would leave Chevy? No right? He’s a forward guy. This is stuff that – It happens man, and you get blindsided by it.”

What next for Kyle Busch for the rest of the season?

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For now, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver must do everything in his power to earn his racing seat. Mars Inc and M&M’s departure has put him in a very difficult position, and he has not helped his own case. To be precise, Busch was his usual frank and unfiltered self when he talked about his future and his negotiations with JGR.

CONCORD, NC – MAY 24: Tony Stewart, driver of the #20 The Home Depot Chevrolet, smiles while sitting in his car during practice for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 on May 24, 2007 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)

When he was asked about his future with the outfit, he blithely told them to ‘ask Joe Gibbs’. To many, this came off as highly arrogant and insulting towards Joe Gibbs. So they would probably shed no tears if Busch did not re-sign with the organization with a new sponsor backing him.

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However, it is interesting to note that a few experts believe that teams like Stewart-Haas should strike while the iron is hot. With Aric Almirola hanging up his boots, it provides the perfect opportunity to snap up a driver of Busch’s calibre.

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