Kurt Busch and Bubba Wallace’s crew chiefs have been named by 23XI Racing.


Kurt Busch and Bubba Wallace’s crew chiefs have been named by 23XI Racing.

23XI Racing has taken another major step toward the NASCAR Cup Series season in 2022.

Billy Scott and Bootie Barker will be Kurt Busch’s and Bubba Wallace’s crew chiefs, respectively, according to the team.

On Tuesday, November 16, 23XI Racing issued a press release announcing the news.

Scott will reunite with Busch for the 2019 season at Stewart-Haas Racing, according to the organization.

Barker will stay with Wallace after taking over for the final eight races of the 2021 season, according to the announcement.

During their lone season together, Scott and Busch combined for 22 top-10 finishes, six top-fives, and a win at Bristol Motor Speedway.

They made the playoffs and finished seventh in the points standings, with Joey Logano winning the Cup Series championship.

In a statement, Busch said, “The chemistry Billy and I had together at SHR (Stewart Haas Racing) a few years back was strong.”

“We raced smart and developed a strong bond with each other.

The results reflected this, as did the team’s enjoyment of one another.

It’s all about winning races, and our past experiences will aid in the development of 23XI’s future.”

Wallace’s First Cup Series Race Was Helped By Barker

Wallace and Barker only played together for a few weeks in 2021.

Barker’s first race as crew chief was at Bristol Motor Speedway, where he finished 16th.

At Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Charlotte Roval, and Kansas Speedway, the duo combined for three more top-20 finishes.

Talladega Superspeedway was also where they won their first race together.

“From the beginning, Bootie and I clicked,” Wallace said in a statement.

“He’s been a fantastic addition to the No. 1 offense.”

23 team, and he’s already helped me improve on and off the track in the short time he’s been the crew chief.

It was extremely special for both of us to win at Talladega, as it was our first win together.

I’m looking forward to working with Bootie to continue to build this team and see what we can accomplish together next season.

I’m excited to get to Daytona and start the year.”

Wallace and Barker will begin their first full season together in the coming months.

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