DENVER, Colo. – Furniture Row Racing has taken another major step in a continuing effort to strengthen its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team.
The Denver-based organization, which showcases the No. 78 Chevrolet driven by 24-time Cup winner Kurt Busch, announced today that it will develop, train and oversee its own over-the-wall pit crew starting with the 2013 season.
Furniture Row Racing has been utilizing over-the-wall crews employed and trained by other NASCAR teams, most recently with crewmen from Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR).
Mike “Tiny” Houston, a veteran over-the-wall crewman, has been hired as the pit crew coach for Furniture Row Racing. He will oversee and direct the specialized pit crew of six members, who will train at the 32,000-square foot Performance Instruction & Training (PIT) facility in Mooresville, N.C.
Houston joins Furniture Row Racing from Hendrick Motorsports where he performed the front-tire carrier duties on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s race car. During his seven-year st...