23XI Racing announces it will expand to two Cup cars next season with Kurt Busch in the No. 45

23XI Racing announces it will expand to two Cup cars next season with Kurt Busch in the No. 45

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It’s now official, Kurt Busch has found his driving home for  next season Cup Series, as the 43-y o will move to a second 23XI Racing entry next season, which will sport the No. 45. 23XI Racing made the announcement on Friday evening.

Busch joins 23XI Racing for his 23rd season in the NASCAR Cup Series after a three year spell with Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) where he drove the No. 1 car. The 2004 Cup Series winner comes to 23XI Racing with 33 Cup Series wins and 326 top-10 finishes throughout his career.

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“I cannot begin to express my gratitude for this opportunity,” said Busch. “Racing to win is what I live for. Helping to continue developing a new team, alongside Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin, and Toyota is exactly what I want to be part of. Winning is important to 23XI, it’s important to Monster Energy, and it’s important to me. That is our goal.”

“When we started this team, our vision was to grow to a multi-car organization. To be able to expand in just our second year is a huge step for us,” said 23XI Racing co-owner Denny Hamlin. “Kurt brings a wealth of knowledge and a championship mindset to our team, and will be able to help us grow stronger and more competitive each and every week.”

Monster Energy will join Kurt Busch at 23XI Racing and serve as his primary partner of the No. 45 TRD Camry for the 2022 season.


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