A defector from Joe Gibbs Racing to Richard Childress Racing, Kyle Busch will have a new spotter in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2023.
When a driver changes team, it is not uncommon for him to come with his spotter. A true man of confidence, the spotter has a key role, since he is nothing more or less than the pilot’s eyes to inform him of what is happening on the track outside his field of vision.
While he left Joe Gibbs Racing for Richard Childress Racing, Kyle Busch will not come with his 2022 spotter. Indeed, in 2023, Kyle Busch will work with Derek Kneeland. The latter was Tyler Reddick’s team manager in the NASCAR Cup Series during the 2022 season.
Kyle Busch and Derek Kneeland have worked together several times in 2022, in all five Truck races last year for the two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion. Indeed, Derek Kneeland is also a spotter for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Truck Series.
Tyler Reddick, who is leaving Richard Childress Racing for 23XI Racing, is parting ways with his spotter. Next year he will work with Nick Payne. In 2022, the latter also officiated in Truck, but at David Gilliland Racing.