When Kyle Busch signed a contract with Richard Childress Racing, there was a question of what would Busch do about his Kyle Busch Motorsports Truck Series team.  The answer was for Busch to switch from the Toyota trucks to Chevrolets.

On November 4, Busch announced the 2023 lineup for KBM in 2023.  With Toyota and an alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing, KBM ran two trucks with full time drivers and on truck with part time drivers including the team owner Kyle Busch.  But for 2023, KBM will run only two trucks – one full time driver and one truck with part time drivers including Busch himself.

Chase Purdy is taking over the driving duties for the number four truck full time with the number 51 truck will continue to be the part time driver truck that will include Jack Wood for 10 races, Kyle Busch for the maximum five allowed by NASCAR, and the remaining eight races with select Cup and Xfinity Series drivers to be named later.  KBM will not field a number 18 truck for 2023.

KBM has also entered into a technical alliance with Rev Racing who will field a truck full time next season with ARCA Series champion Nick Sanchez behind the wheel of the number two truck.

While Richard Petty tops the list of winningest drivers in the Cup Series with 200; Kyle Busch has amassed over 200 races across all three series since coming to NASCAR – 60 Cup Series wins, 102 Xfinity Series wins, and 62 Truck Series wins. 

Via a team statement, Busch spoke on the changes at KBM saying, “obviously there will be a lot of change at KBM in 2023, but our goal as an organization remains the same that it always has been and that’s to go out and win races and provide the young drivers in our lineup everything they need to reach their full potential.  We have the right people in place to be able to accomplish those goals for our two trucks as well as being able to provide technical support to Rev Racing as they expand into the Truck Series and create a pipeline for young drivers in their program to advance their careers to the next level.”

Chase Purdy moves over to KBM from his full time ride at Hattori Racing where he drove the number 61 truck.  Prudy spoke on his new team via a team release saying, “I’m thankful for the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the No. 4 truck and my goal is to join the long list of winners that KBM has produced.  KBM has great people that build really fast trucks and I’m confident we can do big things together the next two seasons. I appreciate everyone involved that helped put me in this position and I can’t wait for next season to start!”

Rookie Jack Wood is finishing up his first year as a full time driver for Petty GMS Racing where he drove the number 24 truck.  Wood spoke on his opportunity to drive for Kyle Busch saying, “growing up racing on the West Coast, I never would’ve dreamed that I’d be racing for Kyle Busch Motorsports and sharing a truck with Kyle.  It’s truly the opportunity of a lifetime and I can’t even put into words how excited that I am.

He added, “to have the chance to learn from arguably one of the best to ever do it is going to be an incredible experience for me and I’m extremely thankful to everyone at Chevrolet and KBM that made this possible. I know that I have a lot of hard work ahead of me, but KBM will be surrounding me with everything I need to continue to grow as a driver and I can’t wait to get started.”

Speaking on their move to the Cfraftsman Truck Series and alliance with KBM, Max Siegel said, “this is a pivotal moment for our organization.  With our unwavering focus on a commitment to diversify the sport while putting a model in place to train and prepare drivers for the next level of competition, and because of our strategic partnership with Gainbridge announced earlier this year, we have never been more prepared for this next stage of advancement. Working with our technical partners at KBM and Chevrolet, we know Rev Racing and Nick are positioned for competitive excellence.”  Sanchez is a graduate of the Drive for Diversity program.

Over the past 20 years, Rev Racing owners Max and Jennifer Siegel have worked hard to offer opportunities to race and work on the crews to women and minoities.  So far they have had over 125 drivers, 100 pit crew members, and over 20 interns and young professionals a part of the team. 

Fielding cars in the K&N Pro and ARCA Series, Rev Racing has earned 26 wins, 119 top fives, and 232 top 10 finishes.