Kyle Busch’s contract with Joe Gibbs Racing is set to expire at the end of the 2022 Cup Series season.
His longtime sponsor, MARS Incorporated has announced their NASCAR sponsorship with the No. 18 will also conclude at the end of current campaign.
Team owner Joe Gibbs shed some light on Kyle Busch’s contract status for 2023 with JGR saying it was ‘discouraging’ trying to find sponsorship.
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Busch caught up with reporters before Cup qualifying Saturday morning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway saying he is willing to lower his salary in order to remain at Joe Gibbs Racing for 2023.
“I’m willing to take concessions I feel like the market is different than what it was years ago Busch said. and willing to race for under my market value so whatever that comes to be obviously it’s a negotiation.”
Kyle Busch has been driving for Joe Gibbs Racing since 2018 and he’s a two time NASCAR Cup Series champion winning the title in 2015 and 2019.
“Figuring where I go and what the longterm play is, what the short term plays is and hopefully not have to go through this again.”
The two-time Cup Series champ was asked if there any a date or timeline to renew his deal with JGR he replied.
“We haven’t necessarily put a drop dead date on it for when the unicorn shows up if something happens”
He corroborated that he still remains in weekly conversations with other Cup teams however, wouldn’t specify who.