Kyle Busch by Kevin C. Cox/WireImage.com
's Kyle Busch has decided to join Joe Gibbs Racing for next season, according to the Associated Press. The decision comes after a seven-week search that started when Hendrick Motorsports gave the 22-year-old driver the boot in order to make room on the team for
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Gibbs is expected to replace J.J. Yeley (in the final year of his contract) with Busch, who has scored four Cup wins and won four times in the Truck Series. Last season he finished 10th in the standings.