Three major incidents to the Furniture Row Racing team in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race spoiled a tenacious driving performance by Kurt Busch, who saw a potential top-five or better result dissipate to a 25th-place finish at Kansas Speedway.
“Our overall performance was indeed much better than our finish,” said Busch, who was driving in his second race for Furniture Row Racing. “There was just too much to overcome. But on the bright side, we have a race team that proved today that we can run up front. There is no doubt in my mind that we had at least a top-five car.”
Furniture Row crew chief Todd Berrier echoed the same feelings and also offered praise for his driver.
“First, Kurt Busch showed all of us today what an impressive driver he is,” said Berrier. “It was hard not to be in awe of his driving skills. We’re excited about the future, and the more races we work together, the better we will become. It was the performance that counted today, not the finishing result.”