In a little over two weeks since officially joining Furniture Row Racing as the driver of the No. 78 Chevrolet, Kurt Busch’s feelings about the future of the Colorado-based team have already increased a few levels on the excitement meter.
“We’ve been in two races and conducted three test sessions during this short period of time together, and we’re already seeing progress as we are getting prepped for the 2013 season,” said Busch. “Everyone is upbeat and the adrenalin is flowing at a faster pace. We’re having fun.”
Part of Furniture Row Racing’s demanding schedule since Busch came on board was a short track test session in preparation for this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.
The short track test session was conducted at the low-banking, half-mile Sandusky (Ohio) Speedway, a similar layout to the .526-mile Martinsville track.
“Martinsville hasn’t been one of my best venues and it was important to get some testing in with the Furniture