Monday, September 24, 2012

IT'S OFFICIAL: Kurt Busch To Furniture Row Racing

Kurt Busch will race for Furniture Row Racing next season replacing Regan Smith.

“Though we have made strides as a resourceful single-car Sprint Cup team, we are not where we want to be, which led us to the difficult decision of making a driver change as we move forward,” said Furniture Row Racing's general manager Joe Garone. “Kurt’s exceptional driving talent has the capacity to take a team to another level. We look forward to having Kurt join our Denver-based organization and feel his racing experience will play an important role as we plan ahead to 2013.” 

Garone also spoke highly of current driver Regan Smith, saying, “As our team driver the past four years, Regan has represented Furniture Row Racing with both class and competitiveness. His win at Darlington in 2011 – the first for Furniture Row Racing – will be a memory forever etched in our organization’s history. He is a friend, and will always be a friend of Furniture Row Racing. We wish him all the best.” 

Busch, a 34 year-old native of Las Vegas, has been a full time driver in the Sprint Cup Series since 2001. He has 427 Cup starts and has scored 24 wins, 89 Top-5 and 171 Top-10 finishes, along with 15 poles. He has qualified for the Chase six times in nine years and won the championship in the inaugural Chase season of 2004, in only third full season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. 

“Furniture Row Racing has the commitment, talent and resources to compete at a high level in the Sprint Cup Series,” said Busch. "I have watched with admiration on how this team has grown over the years and that is why I am excited about the opportunity as I eagerly look forward to a new chapter in my racing career." 

Busch currently drives  currently races for James Finch’s Phoenix Racing, ranking 25th in championship points with one Top-5 and Two Top-10 finishes in 28 starts. Finch announced recently that he may be forced to close the team’s doors at season’s end if additional sponsorship cannot be found.
Contract details have not been released.


  1. Anonymous7:57 PM

    damn, sucks for Regan after he bought a house in Denver and was totally committed to the team, best of luck Regan

    1. Anonymous10:12 PM

      No kidding. You go out on a limb for a team, it would be nice for them to stay out on that limb with you. Business is business, but without a Regan Smith-type, FRR would've been a by-gone memory years ago.

  2. Anonymous8:30 PM

    Just like the Penske 22. It won't matter who drives both shotty cars. All the talent in the world won't get those cars to victory lane!!

  3. Wow Honestly although I am not a K busch fan If I was the owner of FRR I would do the same thing I mean you are getting him at a steale

    1. Anonymous9:10 AM

      And I'm on the other side of that fence.
      I'd be worried about potential customer loss when KB blows a gasket while showing the country my company logo.

      Robert Y

  4. Anonymous1:01 AM

    well so much for being represented with "class",, hope they don't listen to radio the way he talks to the crew! Hope Regan finds a ride with a team that will appreciate him..

  5. Ask James Finch how much it has cost him to replace all of Kurts' wrecked cars thid year.

  6. Anonymous7:47 PM

    Haters gonnna hate. Don't you folks have something better to do? Kick the guy some more. You all want him to be nicey nicey, but on your terms. There's an on/off switch on your radio and TV, if you don't like the product or participants, find something else to do. Some of you folks just wait here to spew garbage instead of hoping for the best and wishing the same. Shame on you all. If you're all so great, go turn a lap behind the wheel of a Sprint cup that wants to go straight and see if you make it.