Kyle Busch is officially leaving Joe Gibbs Racing after 15 seasons and two NASCAR Cup Series championships with the powerhouse team.

The current No. 18 Toyota driver is in a contract year, and speculation about his future intensified without an announcement.

 Busch is headed to Richard Childress Racing with a multiyear deal beginning in 2023.

for the first time since the 2007 season, he’ll be behind the wheel of a Chevrolet.

Busch’s move was first reported by The Athletic on Saturday and confirmed in Tuesday morning’s announcement

Busch joked this had been one of the best kept secrets until recently.

“On a serious note, this is probably one of the biggest days of my life, my career, and I’m excited about my future,” Busch said.

Busch will drive the No. 8 Chevrolet, but the team noted Reddick is under contract next year and will still race for the organization.

 Richard Childress on Tuesday said the team will run three cars next year

“The last few months have been nothing but stressful, I’ll admit,” Busch said Tuesday.