Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/20/14

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 02: NASCAR driver Kurt Busch speaks at Las Vegas Motorspeedway for the Roast of four time NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson during Day 1 of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Week on December 2, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
When Tony Stewart made the announcement last month that Ryan Newman would not be returning to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014, he added, "We are not ready to expand to a fourth team." Maybe that's about to change. Sources tell FOXSports.com that Kurt Busch has been made a formal offer to join Stewart-Haas Racing next season. Neither Stewart, who is recovering from a broken leg sustained in a sprint-car accident on Aug. 5, nor Gene Haas was at the track this weekend. SHR competition director Greg Zipadelli, meanwhile, laughed at the notion. "We still have to fill the 14," Zipadelli said. However, he did not dispute that SHR has room to expand at its Concord, N.C., campus. Stewart-Haas Racing already fields teams for Stewart and Danica Patrick. Kevin Harvick is replacing Newman in the No. 4 Chevy next year, with Budweiser as his primary sponsor. Busch has enjoyed a solid year in the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevy but has not received an offer for a renewal since t...
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