Kurt Busch will move to 23XI Racing in 2022 to drive the team’s second car.
Monster Energy remains the main sponsor of Bush. The car will be number 45.
“We can’t start to thank you for this opportunity,” Bush said. “The race to win is what I am alive. Helping to continue developing a new team with Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin and Toyota is exactly what I want to participate in. Victory is for 23XI It’s important, it’s important to Monster Energy, it’s important to me. That’s our goal. “
Bush will become Darrell Wallace Jr.’s teammate as the 23XI expands into a two-car team in its second year of operation.
“When we started this team, our vision was to grow into a multicar organization,” said co-owner Denny Hamlin. “Expanding in the second year is a big step for us. Kurt brings our team a wealth of knowledge and championship thinking, and every week we grow stronger and more competitive. Will be able to help. “
We got our man.
— 23XI Racing (@ 23XIRacing) August 27, 2021
The 2022 season marks Bush’s 22nd year with the NASCAR Cup Series. The 23XI will be the seventh different racing team Bush has competed in, but it’s the first time he’s driving a Toyota.
Bush has won 33 career wins, including the Coca-Cola 600 (2010) and Daytona 500 (2017) in Charlotte. He has also won an All-Star race in his resume. This also happened in 2010 when it swept the May event in Charlotte.
“Participating in 23XI Racing is a perfect match for Monster Energy’s core values,” said CMO Dan McHugh. “Team formation marks a new chapter in motorsport, unleashing a wealth of opportunities to create exciting initiatives for fans, and continues to sponsor Kurt Busch, a longtime member of the monster family. I am very happy to be able to do it. “
Additional team partners and personnel for Bush’s 45th Team will be announced at a later date.
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