Found February 16, 2013 on
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The NASCAR season is back upon us and it is time to get you caught up with everything that happened in the offseason. Start ‘N’ Park Blog will be going through their list of drivers running the full schedule in 2013 and telling you what you can expect from those drivers in the new year. Today’s entry is the driver of the #78 Furniture Row Chevrolet, Kurt Busch.
Driver: Kurt Busch
Sponsor(s): Furniture Row
Team: Furniture Row Racing
Crew Chief: Todd Berrier
2012 Finish: 25th
What’s new for 2013: Kurt Busch started in October of 2012 with the team and Todd Berrier started as crew chief in August for the team.
Mike’s Rank: 18th
Mike’s Take: What’s the opening bets for how long Busch lasts until he’s fired? August? July? Ok, I believe that Kurt can succeed with this team. He consistently improved his finish at the end of last year and could quietly keep moving up. It’s just he’s been in a checkers or wreckers style as of late that could cost him precious points.
Jason’s Rank: 19th
Jason’s Take: Busch won’t do much in 2013 and his finishes will show it. Wrecks and inconsistency will hurt Busch and his whole No.78 team.
Brandon’s Rank: 12th
Brandon’s Take: Kurt Busch is somewhat of a sleeper pick for me. He showed that he can finish solidy in the top-10 and 15 for a underrated team like Furniture Row Racing. If Busch can keep his emoctions in check, he might be the sleeper in NSCS.
Brittany’s Rank: 11th
Brittany’s Take: It’s an adjustment period for Busch, could be hit or miss. If he’s on he’ll make the Chase, if off, watch out.
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A strengthening foundation with a swelling enthusiasm is how the Furniture Row Racing team will kick off the 2013 Sprint Cup Series season this weekend at Daytona International Speedway.
“While the guys have worked hard and remained focused during the offseason, there was without a question a special kind of buzz that engulfed our race shop the past three...
Based on Sunday's Pole Day results at Daytona International Speedway, Kurt Busch will start on the inside of Row 9 for Thursday's first Budweiser Duel qualifying race.
The twin qualifying races, which will consist of 23 drivers in the first 150-miler and 22 in the second, will set the field for positions 3-43 for Sunday's season-opening Daytona 500. The front row...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Based on Sunday’s Pole Day results at Daytona International Speedway, Kurt Busch will start on the inside of Row 9 for Thursday’s first Budweiser Duel qualifying race.
The twin qualifying races, which will consist of 23 drivers in the first 150-miler and 22 in the second, will set the field for positions 3-43 for Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500....
It's been a rough Daytona Speedweeks start for Kurt Busch. The Furniture Row Racing driver, who got collected in a practice accident Friday, didn't fare any better Saturday night in the Sprint Unlimited race.
After starting in the rear of the field in the scheduled 75-lap event, Busch quickly powered his Furniture Row Chevrolet SS to the front of the pack, running as...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It’s been a rough Daytona Speedweeks start for Kurt Busch. The Furniture Row Racing driver, who got collected in a practice accident Friday, didn’t fare any better Saturday night in the Sprint Unlimited race.
After starting in the rear of the field in the scheduled 75-lap event, Busch quickly powered his Furniture Row Chevrolet SS to the front of the...
The Furniture Row Racing team that fields Kurt Busch's Chevrolets is based in Denver, Colo. Home to Richard Childress Racing is Welcome, N.C.
Nevertheless, the two organizations have formed a bond that defies geography. Furniture Row's executive director of competition, Mark McArdle, doubles as director of racing operations at RCR, shuttling between the two shops.
Well, it’s safe to say that was just about what everyone was expecting with the first practice session of the 2013 season getting underway with five-car crash not even ten minutes into the session.
It’s not uncommon to see crashes in practice at the restrictor plate tracks of Daytona and Talladega, and it’s somewhat more common to see them occur in practice sessions for the...
A wreck in the first segment of the Sprint Unlimited ruined the night of six drivers. Tony Stewart attempted to cut down in front of Marcos Ambrose but was unable to, resulting in a pileup in the back of the pack.
Kyle Busch hit teammate Denny Hamlin’s rear and suddenly Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson and Mark Martin were all collected in a wreck.
((HT: NASCAR on Speed))
What the HQ used to call the Clash is now something called the Unlimited...
We don't know if the ground rules are the same or not, but they're practicing at Daytona for the 500 mile race next Sunday.
Which, of course, means that big drivers may end up damaging their new paint schemes...
Matt Kenseth would be the guilty one there...
After an offseason dominated by headlines of the Danica Patrick-Ricky Stenhouse Jr. romance, NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers were happy to return to the track on Friday.
The euphoria didn't last long. Eight minutes into Friday afternoon's opening Sprint Unlimited practice session at Daytona International Speedway, contact between the cars of Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch ignited...