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Kyle Busch Motorsports transitions to Chevrolet, set to field trucks for Chase Purdy, Jack Wood in 2023

ByMichael Manny

Nov 4, 2022
Chase Purdy looks on

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kyle Busch Motorsports announced today that it is moving to Chevrolet in 2023 and will field the No. 4 truck for Chase Purdy and No. 51 for Jack Wood in the Craftsman Truck Series, team owner Kyle Busch announced in the Phoenix Raceway media center. 

Wood will anchor the No. 51 and share it with Busch, who said he would like to run the maximum five truck races he is allowed, and other drivers to be announced. 

“Having the opportunity to drive for someone like Kyle, who obviously has done a lot in this sport, and is a champion at the highest level, among other levels is a huge opportunity,” Purdy said. “With that comes pressure but I think the famous term is pressure is a privilege, so I’m really excited about it.”

It was also announced that Rev Racing will move up to the national level for the first time and field the No. 2 truck for Nick Sanchez. Rev will have a technical alliance with KBM. 

Purdy has made 21 starts for Hattori Racing Enterprises this season, earning two top-10s. Wood ran his first full-time truck season with GMS Racing this year, earning a best finish of 13th at Atlanta, coming into Phoenix. 

Sanchez, the 2022 ARCA Menards Series champion, earned three victories at that level this season. 

“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,” Busch said in a statement. “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.” 

KBM will attempt to end its time with Toyota on a high note, as Chandler Smith races for a championship in the Lucas Oil 150 at 7 p.m. local time (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).