Joe Gibbs says he can’t afford Kyle Busch…

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Joe Gibbs says he can’t afford Kyle Busch…

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This seems to me Gibbs is replacing Kyle with his grandson…..

Joe Gibbs Racing can’t afford to pay Kyle Busch to keep him with the team for the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season, according to David Wilson.

One of the biggest talking points surrounding the NASCAR Cup Series over the last month or so has been the contract status of Kyle Busch, who is in his 15th season with Joe Gibbs Racing as the driver of the #18 Toyota.

Busch is in a contract year with the team, and with longtime sponsor M&M’s not returning for the 2023 season, there is a significant element of uncertainty surrounding the two-time champion’s future in the series.

Busch indicated a few weeks ago at Talladega Superspeedway that he would have liked to have a deal done “yesterday” and that without additional sponsorship, it could very well mean “goodbye”.

Afterward, team owner Joe Gibbs stated that he was optimistic that the team would find a way to bring back the 37-year-old Las Vegas, Nevada native for a 16th season next year, and Toyota Racing Development President David Wilson even stated that he was a “little disappointed” in Busch’s remarks.

While some began to speculate that Busch could be headed elsewhere, or perhaps even nowhere, for the 2023 season, others believed that he was simply trying to stir things up, especially when he showed up to a media session at Dover Motor Speedway the following weekend with a t-shirt that read “clickbait”.

But earlier this week, Wilson made it clear that Busch returning for another year behind the wheel of the #18 Toyota really isn’t a sure thing.

Here is what Wilson had to say about the matter earlier this week, according to Autoweek
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