In July of this year it was announced that Tyler Reddick would leave Richard Childress Racing when his contract expires at the end of the 2023 season to join 23XI Racing.
According to reports from SiriusXMNASCAR journalist Lee Spencer the final year in Tyler Reddick’s contract with RCR has been bought out by 23XI Racing, which will see him join the team a year earlier than expected.
Last month it was made public by Richard Childress that Kyle Busch would join the team in 2023 to drive the No. 8 Chevy that’s currently driven by Reddick.
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“None of it surprised me honestly,” Reddick acknowledged prior to practice and qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway.
“I‘m going to be moving on in 2024 to a new group of people and new team. It‘s a unique challenge to be able to kind of go through that next year with a new group of people.
“If anything, I think it‘ll help me when I move on to the next place (23XI Racing), kind of getting used to moving with different people and going through that process.”
23XI Racing a team co-owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin has expectedly accommodated the funds to buy out Reddick’s 2023 contract at Richard Childress Racing.
This moves appears to suggest that Kurt Busch has likely decided to call it quits from NASCAR following his concussion struggles in recent months.
An official Announcement is expected this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway per reports.
Hearing @TylerReddick ‘s contract has been bought out from @RCRracing and he will join @23XIRacing next year. Announcement expected this weekend at @LVMotorSpeedway #NASCAR
— Lee Spencer (@CandiceSpencer) October 11, 2022
From it was announced that Tyler Reddick signed with 23XI Racing back in July, the move that eventually led to team owner Richard Childress pursuing Busch for 2023.
There has been a feeling that the relationship between Reddick and his current team RCR would not go on past 2022.