NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

 
          === Kurt Busch to drive for Furniture Row Racing in 2013 ===
 
 Denver,  CO (Sports Network) - Kurt Busch will leave Phoenix Racing at the end
 of this season and join Furniture Row Racing for 2013.
 
 Busch,  the  2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup  Champion, will replace Regan Smith in the
 No. 78 Chevrolet.
 
 "Though  we have  made strides as a resourceful single-car Sprint Cup team, we
 are  not where we want to be, which led us to the difficult decision of making
 a  driver change  as we  move forward,"  said Furniture  Row Racing's  general
 manager  Joe  Garone. "Kurt's  exceptional driving talent  has the capacity to
 take  a team to another level. We look forward to having Kurt join our Denver-
 based  organization and feel his racing experience will play an important role
 as we plan ahead to 2013."
 
 The  34-year-old  Busch has been  a full time driver  in the Sprint Cup Series
 since  2001, recording  24 wins, 89 top-fives, 171 top-10s and 15 poles during
 that span.
 
 Busch  has driven  the No. 51 Chevrolet  for Phoenix Racing this season. He is
 25th in the points standings and has only one top-five finish this year.
 
 "Furniture Row Racing has the commitment, talent and resources to compete at a
 high  level in  the  Sprint Cup  Series,"  said Busch.  "I  have watched  with
 admiration  on  how this team  has grown over  the years and  that is why I am
 excited about the opportunity as I eagerly look forward to a new chapter in my
 racing career."
 
 Busch's  previous two teams in the Sprint Cup Series were at Penske Racing and
 Roush Fenway Racing.
 
 
 09/24 20:23:52 ET

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