Kyle Busch is reportedly driving for Richard Childress Racing in 2023
Richard Childress himself made his debut in the NASCAR Cup Series back in 1972, in the No. 3. The number would later become legendary.
Dale Earnhardt Sr claimed a record-tieing 7 NASCAR Cup Series championships over his 27 year career. He won 76 races along the way.
Over 20 years ago, Dale Earnhardt Sr’s career was cut short as he lost his life in a crash at Daytona International Speedway. However, he left a legacy that lives to this day.
After Earnhardt’s death, Kevin Harvick filled the seat in the No. 29 car (2.9 car). Harvick ran that number until he left the team at the end of the 2013 season.
In 2014, RCR brought back the No. 3 car in the NASCAR Cup Series for the first time since Earnhardt’s death. Austin Dillon, the grandson of Richard Chidlress has piloted the machine ever since.
Kyle Busch to RCR
At the end of the 2022 season, Kyle Busch’s contract with Joe Gibbs Racing will expire. A lack of sponsorship could force the driver out of the team he’s driven for the team in the last 15 seasons.
It hasn’t been confirmed yet. However, it appears that Kyle Busch will be driving for Richard Childress Racing in 2023. That announcement is rumored for Tuesday.
Dale Earnhardt Jr comments on Kyle Busch using the No. 3
NASCAR on Reddit is a popular message board for fans. One fan asked the question, if Earnhardt fans would approve of Kyle Busch driving the No. 3.
The question had far more upvotes than downvotes. That appears to say that the NASCAR fans on Reddit approve of the idea.
Dale Earnhardt Jr commented on the post directly.
“I wish they could retire the current stylized font, then make an entirely new font/design. Then by all means,” Dale Earnhardt Jr commented.
Earnhardt Jr added, “I wanna go back to when you saw that number on a licence plate or anywhere, and you KNEW they were 100% Earnhardt Sr.”