It appears NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch has officially made his transition from Furniture Row Racing to Stewart-Haas Racing. The deal has been rumored of a while, and evidently Busch has signed on the dotted line, joining Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, and Kevin Harvick on the team.
Busch spoke about the situation with USA Today Sports:
I put ink on the deal. This is the kind of situation every driver wants to be in, and I’m grateful to Gene Haas and Haas Automation for providing me this opportunity.
Stewart has been very supportive and we are full steam ahead. With all that said, my focus still remains on the present and trying to achieve our Chase goal on the No. 78.
Competition director Greg Zipadelli also chimed in:
We are looking to do whatever we can to make Stewart-Haas a better place to race, give our drivers better resources, crew chiefs. Our goal is to give our teams a better product to race every week going into Daytona. With four good drivers next year I think that it gives us that opportunity.
Busch is twelfth in points this year, having recorded six top-5 finishes, and 11 top-10s.
[Source: USA Today Sports]