At a news conference in North Carolina, Childress discussed Busch

and claimed that when he gazed into the 37-year-eyes, old's he saw No. 3.

"We struck up a conversation and discussed championships.

We also discussed winning races. I noticed that expression in Dale Earnhardt Sreye.

's when I stared at him in the eye "Childress explained. Busch himself 

said in April that hearing the jeers in Bristol made him feel like 

"The Intimidator." claiming after the victory, "Right now,

I have a Dale Earnhardt Sr.-like feeling. I accomplished nothing at all."

After spending his whole career with Joe Gibbs Racing,

he will replace Tyler Reddick in the No. 8 car for the upcoming season.