Harvick says he’d be happy to be teammates with Kyle Busch in 2023

INDIANAPOLIS — Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick have had their beef in the past. But the past is a past for a reason right? There’s a reason why the windshield is bigger than the rear view mirror.

Well, with Busch admitting that he still doesn’t have a job lined up yet for 2023, Harvick said he’d be more than happy to join forces with Stewart-Haas Racing next season.

“I’d hire Kyle Busch today,” Harvick said on Saturday morning in Gasoline Alley. “Because he’d have a great impact on the performance of our team, and just the urgency to do some things better.”

Busch admitted that he’s talked to other teams. With at least 1 seat open next season, you have to think one of them is at Stewart-Haas Racing.

“There’s no way that Kyle Busch doesn’t have a lot of options,” Harvick said. “So, you know, I know there’s a lot of things that go on around Kyle. But in the end, Kyle is still one of the best that’s ever come through this garage. So there’s a lot of teams out there that can say that they’ve probably never had one of those types of drivers. You can literally rebuild a whole organization, if somebody took the chance that hasn’t had one of those types of drivers. With the right circumstances, you can rebuild a whole organization just off of his pure talent.”

FORT WORTH, TX – APRIL 08: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, leads Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Light Ford, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 8, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Harvick says he and Busch get along fine now and that he thinks he can raise the performance at SHR.

“I get along great with Kyle,” Harvick said. “We’re gonna race each other and be mad at each other, but I have a good relationship with Kyle, but I can tell you that having a teammate like Kyle makes my car run faster. Because when you have all the cars running fast, they all run faster, quicker. So, I’m 100% open to having Kyle as a teammate. I think that particular instance in itself is something that I feel … I don’t even know, I have not heard one thing about it from my organization. So I don’t even know what car it’s for, what car it’s not for. I don’t even know what the conversations would be for.”


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