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Joe Gibbs implicates ‘poster kid’ Christopher Bell in subtle dig at Kyle Busch: ‘knows how to treat sponsors’

Whatever the reality, on the face of it, for an outsider, the reason Kyle Busch had to leave Joe Gibbs Racing was because of the lack of a sponsor. His longtime sponsor Mars Inc. announced his upcoming departure from the sport earlier this season.

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And as a result, JGR simply couldn’t find Busch a suitable sponsor.

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Now, although the driver’s financial demands (at the start) played a part in this failed sponsorship quest, Busch’s personality could also have been a factor in signing a brand big enough to back the #18 driver.

That said, when the two-time Cup champion’s current team-mate Christopher Bell recently signed a new long-term deal with JGR, one of the things coach Gibbs said, now could be interpreted as a subtle dig. to his future-being former driver.

“If you want a poster child for someone who knows how to deal with sponsors, it’s Christopher Bell, honestly,” said Gibbs.

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Joe Gibbs highlights how hard he worked to keep Kyle Busch

In a recent interviewJoe Gibbs has opened up about his team’s efforts to keep Kyle Busch at JGR after the 2022 season. The legendary team owner also remarked that Busch will definitely pose a threat to them as well as other teams. , such is his talent.

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“I just think we worked hard to try to do everything there. We could not. I think he’s found a home, and I’m willing to bet he’ll have one after next year, and he’ll want to win a bunch of races. said Gibbs.

BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – SEPTEMBER 17: Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota, takes the stage during driver introductions prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 17, 2022 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

Gibbs revealed that he spoke to his driver No. 18, stressing that he was really “shoot for him” and his family.

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“The rest of his racing career – this guy is going to earn a lot. We know that. He’s a great competitor. he added.



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