The saga of Kurt Busch has another chapter as the former champion has reached a deal to drive for a new team in 2013. That team would be Furniture Row Racing, which means Busch will be handling the 78 car next season.
There have been a lot of rumors about the future of Busch, but this move makes a lot of sense. FRR might not seem like a big team off the first glance but having some tech support from Richard Childress is a big deal. The team should be very competitive with a guy like Busch wheeling the car.
I actually expect Busch to win some races next year. This year, it was just way too much to overcome. I had some friends (Dustin Lewis, here’s your first article shout-out) try to tell me that Busch was going to make the Chase in 2012. As laughable as that was, I think he has an outside shot in 2013.
The team should be better and I think Busch has learned a lot this year. He has always known how to drive a car but this year was a great mental year for him. He had a lot of trials and tribulations and he never had a complete and utter meltdown. I guess we can count that as progress as far as he goes.
This is probably just one of many driver moves still to come. It is like a round of musical chairs. Hopefully your favorite driver isn’t the one left in the cold.