The Athletic’s Jordan Bianchi is reporting that Kyle Busch had a deal to move to Richard Childress Racing next season.
Bianchi says that it’s expected Busch will drive for a third RCR team and sponsorship has not yet been finalized.
An official announcement is expected Tuesday.
Busch was asked about the rumor Saturday at Kansas:
Are you going to Richard Childress Racing next season?
“I do not have any new news to share. If I did, I guarantee there would be some sort of big announcement. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been one of those yet Bob (Pockrass, Fox Sports). We’re still working on it behind the scenes trying to put it all together. It’s not done.”
How did you even get to the moment to talk to Richard Childress about possibly driving for him after the incident here at Kansas 11 years ago?
“Who’s to say he hasn’t punched me again in any of these conversations. Whenever you go into negotiations, it’s never fun so you’re duking the whole time. I think you grow up and you work through things and you talk it over. Really it was fine the first time I sat down with him and everything was okay. The biggest thing about it was just having an opportunity to kind of put that behind us. It was no different than going on the Dale Jr. Download and talking about 2008 and crashing at Richmond, you know what I mean. You get through it and you talk about it and life moves on.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!