- Lead-Lap.com - http://lead-lap.com -

It’s Official: Busch To SHR In 2014

Kurt Busch during NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. [1]Kurt Busch told ESPN that he signed a multi-year agreement with Stewart Haas Racing to drive the No. 00 Sprint Cup Chevy in 2014 and beyond. SHR is expected to hold a press conference to announce the deal.

Busch will join Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick [2], and Danica Patrick at SHR in 2014.

Busch received offers from both SHR and Furniture Row Racing last week.

It has been rumored [3] that Haas CNC would sponsor Busch, though no official announcement has been made.

Update: Stewart Haas Racing announced that Kurt Busch has signed a multi-year agreement to drive for the team in 2014.

Busch said:

Stewart-Haas Racing has proven itself to be a very competitive race team. Every team wants to win, but the preparation and resources Gene Haas and Tony Stewart and everyone at SHR put into their racecars each and every week is incredible. This is the kind of situation every driver wants to be in, and I’m grateful to Gene Haas and Haas Automation for providing me this opportunity. I didn’t think anyone wanted to win as much as me until I met Gene Haas.

SHR co-owner Gene Haas added:

Kurt Busch is a premier talent, one who gives you the opportunity to win races every week and contend for a championship every year. When he became available, we seized the opportunity to make him a part of Stewart-Haas Racing. This is an organization built on winning, and Haas Automation is a company built on performance. Kurt embodies each of those qualities, and it’s why we’re investing in his abilities.

And Tony Stewart said:

I’ve had a tremendous amount of respect for Kurt’s talent and determination for as long as he’s been racing in the Sprint Cup Series. Kurt is extremely knowledgeable, and his input will make all of Stewart-Haas Racing better. When Gene Haas laid out his plans for what he wanted to do in regard to this race team’s future, which included bringing Kurt on board in a fourth car, it was impressive. You can’t stand still in this business. You have to constantly improve. Gene’s investment in this race team ensures the success of Stewart-Haas Racing for many years to come.

Related Stories