Found 13 days ago on Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News: Yardbarker Blogger Network
Nascar_sprint_cup_1d2d
To hear Gene Haas tell it, the idea to hire Kurt Busch for a fourth team at Stewart-Haas Racing took flight after a chance meeting at the Chevrolet dinner during the Brickyard 400 week at Indianapolis. True, Haas had talked to Busch over lunch a year earlier, when Ryan Newman's status with the team was still up in the air. But after Haas learned at the Chevy dinner in late July that Busch's contract with his current team, Furniture Row Racing, was up at the end of the 2013 season, he decided to act -- and act quickly. Not only did Haas push hard to add Busch to the Stewart-Haas roster -- necessitating the creation of a fourth team with all the attendant complexities -- he opted to bankroll Busch's car through sponsorship from Haas Automation, the company he founded. "I'm in this business to win races," Haas said Tuesday during the announcement of Busch's hiring at the Stewart-Haas Racing shop. "I've talked to Kurt Busch over the years, and he&#...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Busch to Stewart-Haas: Too many hotheads in one garage?

The addition of Kurt Busch to the racing stable of Stewart-Haas is official. Busch joins car owner Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick and Danica Patrick all under one roof. They won't be lacking for personality, that's for sure. One of the questions has to be: How on earth will they all get along?Tony Stewart has had his run in's with the media. Kurt Busch's cost him a ride...

Gene Haas the man behind Busch hire

Gene Haas, the founder and co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, did something unusual during Tuesday's press conference to announce Kurt Busch as the team's fourth driver for 2014: He spoke with a level of candor rarely heard at NASCAR events these days. And he made it abundantly clear that he was calling the shots for the team, at least at the moment. Haas admitted that his...

NASCAR at Atlanta 2013: Race Weekend Schedule, Start Time, Qualifying, TV and Weather Info

Getty Images for NASCAR With only two races left to the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Chase, the field is being set with only a few drivers who have yet to lock in their place in this year’s post season. NASCAR heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway in Georgia this weekend for both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup series. The Nationwide Great Clips / Grit Chips 300 will run on Saturday, August...

Harvick, Kurt Busch put past in past

So the word it out now that Kurt Busch is joining Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014. Kurt has had a truly remarkable year in that No. 78 car this season. They are on the verge of making the Chase, and this weekend at Atlanta and next weekend at Richmond will tell the tale. Regardless, if they don't happen to make the Chase, Kurt and the No. 78 team have turned a lot of heads this...

GENE HAAS GOES SOLO IN SIGNING KURT BUSCH

Everyone in Stewart-Haas Racing’s public relations department deserves a raise. Just when they thought Tony Stewart’s sprint car accident was about as much as the organization could handle, Gene Haas decided to sign Kurt Busch to drive a fourth car for SHR in 2014 without the knowledge or consent of Stewart—his business partner, co-owner, driver, and the indisputable face of...

If Not Successful, 2014 Will Be Entertaining For Stewart-Haas Racing

It was made official on Tuesday that Kurt Busch would be joining Stewart-Haas Racing for the 2014 Sprint Cup Series and beyond. Busch was introduced by team co-owner Gene Haas and team competition director Greg Zipadelli. During the press conference there was a lot of interesting revelations and observations. Right[...]

Busch looking to rebound in critical pre-Chase race

Sunday night’s AdvoCare 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway will be similar to Game 6 in a best-of-seven series for Kurt Busch.   Busch and many other die-hard Chicago Cubs fans might cringe with the mention of Game 6 (you know that fan in the left-field stands) but the Furniture Row Racing driver is not too worried about curses, such as the “Billy Goat” curse...

It’s official! Kurt Busch signs with SHR: Now what does it really mean?

Indianapolis, IN- The rumors that Kurt Busch would head to Stewart/Haas Racing are now officially true. Busch and SHR agreed to a multi-year deal beginning in 2014 for Busch to join the now four car team. The 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion will join co-owner Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick and Kevin Harvick in 2014 and beyond. The move though is somewhat a slap in the face to current...

Here’s my number – call me, maybe?

Well, it's been a whirlwind few days here for Kurt Busch and his future. He got the call from Gene Haas and Tuesday the announcement was made that Kurt will be leaving the Furniture Row team and joining Stewart-Haas Racing at the end of the year. If you listened to the press conference, it's interesting because it had a different spin than most people realize. Gene Haas...

Tony Stewart with a screwjob on Ryan Newman

Tony Stewart claims that he and fellow driver/employee Ryan Newman are "friends." If Stewart treats all his friends the way he did Newman, they all need to be looking over their shoulders. Stewart is not only a driver, but he has become a successful team owner, taking over Stewart-Haas racing in 2009. He has become the most successful owner/driver in the sport in many years...

Stewart Haas Makes It Official And More News

Stewart Haas Racing made it official today in hiring Kurt Busch to drive for them next year. Earnhardt Gnassi Racing though on Friday is going to name who will be the 2014 driver of the #42 car. Martin Truex Jr. is going to be racing with a cast at Atlanta as he got injuried at the Bristol race.

Newman could land at Furniture Row

Now that the announcement was made earlier this week that Kurt Busch will be joining Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014, the question on a lot of fans' minds is whether Ryan Newman will now take Kurt's seat. It offers an interesting dynamic here. We know that Richard Childress was courting Ryan as a possible fourth team for his organization. You already know that Furniture Row...

Stewart-Haas Racing Expands to Four Teams Beginning in 2014

Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), the title-winning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team co-owned by three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation – the largest CNC machine tool builder in the western world – will expand to four cars in 2014. Kurt Busch, the 2004 Sprint Cup champion and owner of 24 Sprint Cup victories, will drive the Haas Automation...

Motorsports 101 Debate: Who Will Drive for Furniture Row Racing in 2014?

Now that Kurt Busch has officially moved on from Furniture Row Racing to Stewart-Haas Racing the best ride still available for 2014 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series might just be the No. 78 of Furniture Row Racing. Motorsports 101 debates who will fill the seat vacated by Busch. Regan Smith - By Clayton Caldwell Kurt Busch and Furniture Row Racing made major strides in 2013. The question...

'Gritty' Team Ready to Produce 'Great' Results over Final 10 Races

The final 10-race stretch of the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule begins with this Saturday's Great Clips-Grit Chips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. With 23 races complete, Parker Kligerman is the lone driver inside the top 10 in the championship standings running for a single-car team. Much like Kyle Busch Motorsports' Nationwide Series program did in...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.