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The latest rumors from the garage area in Talladega this weekend has Furniture Row Racing’s owner, Barney Vissor, talking to Kurt Busch. The speculation is that Vissor is talking to Kurt Busch about the possibility of signing him to a contract for a second team in 2013!
Furniture Row Racing general manager Joe Garone, confirmed today that talks have taken place between the team and driver Kurt Busch, but said those conversations are not a result of dissatisfaction with the team’s current driver, Regan Smith. “I have talked to Kurt Busch,” said Garone, “but it was about a team we don’t even have yet. We are working diligently on getting a second (Sprint Cup) car for next year, and I’m trying to get my hands around some of the guys that will be available going onto 2013. I wanted to make an introduction to Kurt, and just let him know what our plans are for the future.”
Garone said he believes Smith and Busch would make good teammates, saying, “Kurt and Regan have worked well together on the superspeedways in the past. They have drafted well together and talked well back and forth. Adding a second team would be a major boost for Furniture Row Racing, and we’re all working hard to try and make that happen.”
Just as a side note, Furniture Row Racing has an alliance with Richard Childress Racing for, both chassis and for Earnhardt-Childress engines.
This could be a very interesting development, if it comes to fruition for 2013, for both Furniture Row Racing, as well as for Kurt Busch!
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!