Found October 22, 2012 on
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The final month of the Sprint Cup season means a lot more to Kurt Busch than it does to some other drivers not involved in the Chase.
The end of 2012 is all about setting things up for Busch, who made the switch to the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet team. Busch is hoping to use a strong finish this year to give his new team so momentum heading into 2013.
"It's all about team communication," said Busch. "When you want to be one of the top five teams you have to be able to communicate to where everybody picks it up earlier. That's what these races are for this year. Next year everyone will be in a new car. We're just trying to eliminate everything we're up against."
From the outside, it looks like Busch has been up against plenty this season.
The 2004 Sprint Cup champion went from one of the top rides in the series in Penske Racing to the undermanned Phoenix Racing team to start the season. It wasn't a good one on or off the track...
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – 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...
AJ Allmendinger will continue his role at Phoenix Racing this weekend at Martinsville Speedway.
Allmendinger finished second in the Martinsville NASCAR Sprint Cup race in the spring.
He has driven the car the last two weeks while Regan Smith, who was originally expected to take over driving duties from Kurt Busch, has been filling in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick Motorsports...