After four seasons together, Regan Smith will part ways with Furniture Row Racing at the end of the year.
Last Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Smith said he "Did not believe (he'd be) going to be back with these guys next year."
On Monday, Furniture Row Racing made the decision official with the hiring of former Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch for 2013.
"As our team driver the past four years, Regan has represented Furniture Row Racing with both class and competitiveness," general manager Joe Garone said. "His win at Darlington in 2011 -- the first for Furniture Row Racing -- will be a memory forever etched in our organization's history.
"He is a friend, and will always be a friend of Furniture Row Racing. We wish him all the best."
Smith, who turned 29 on Sunday, knew prior to the weekend that he would be a free agent at the end of the year.
"I've been looking for a little while already now," Smith said. "But yes, I've been told I can look."
Smith ran a limited 18-rac...