23XI Racing have decided to give the position of crew chief for the No.23 car to Bootie Barker for the 2022 season.
Barker served as the interim crew chief to Bubba Wallace when the No.23 driver got his and the team’s first Cup Series victory at Talladega.
“Bootie and I clicked from the start,” said Wallace. “He’s been a great addition to the No. 23 team and in just the short time he’s been the crew chief, he’s helped me on and off the track to be better every time I get in the car. To get the win together at Talladega, the first win for both of us, was really special. I’m excited to continue to build this team with Bootie and to see what we can accomplish together next season. I’m pumped to get the year started at the LA Coliseum and then head to Daytona for the Daytona 500.”
As for the new driver, Kurt Busch and the No. 45 car, the team has appointed Billy Scott, who previously worked with Busch back in 2018 at Stewart-Haas Racing.
“The chemistry Billy and I had together a few years back at SHR (Stewart Haas Racing) was strong,” said Busch. “We raced smart and built solid consistency with each other. That showed with the results and the fun the team had together. Winning races is what it’s all about and our past experiences will help build the future at 23XI.”
On another positive note, 23XI Racing may have finally found the charter that they had been looking for. It seems that they have beaten Spire Motorsports to acquire the charter of StarCom Racing.