Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/30/14

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 03: NASCAR driver Kurt Busch speaks to the media prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Week NMPA Myers Brothers Awards at the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino on December 3, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Gene Haas, the founder and co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, did something unusual during Tuesday's press conference to announce Kurt Busch as the team's fourth driver for 2014: He spoke with a level of candor rarely heard at NASCAR events these days. And he made it abundantly clear that he was calling the shots for the team, at least at the moment. Haas admitted that his partner and co-owner, Tony Stewart, was opposed to expanding to four cars next year, and with good reason: Stewart has begun a long rehab period to repair two bone breaks suffered in his right leg in an Aug. 5 sprint car crash. And on top of that, this year's expansion at SHR -- adding a third car for Danica Patrick -- hasn't exactly worked out swimmingly. That didn't deter Haas one bit. "I don't think Tony was exactly enthralled with what I did," Haas said of the signing of Busch. Then, laughing, Haas added, "But I think he saw it my way, you know. Either that or get out of the building." It may well have been...
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Porn star gets into fun Twitter exchange with Eagles' Cox

Report: Muschamp is Auburn's next defensive coordinator

NFLPA responds to denial of Adrian Peterson’s appeal

Donte Whitner calls Johnny Manziel ‘nightmare’ to practice against

Adrian Peterson appeal denied

Raiders had to study game tape to learn celebrating techniques

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

The NBA is considering shortening the preseason

More key evidence thrown out in Aaron Hernandez trial

Reports: Bruins 'front runners' to host 2016 NHL Winter Classic

Carmelo: Waiving no-trade clause would make me weak

Report: Patriots doctor altered report to recoup player's bonus

Josh Gordon maintains effort no matter the quarterback

Yoenis Cespedes’ value lies solely in his name

Report: 2016 Winter Classic will be held in Boston

Four transactions that slipped through the cracks

Why the NFC South winner will really be a loser

Buckingham Palace absolves LeBron of breaching ‘royal protocol’

Sugar Bowl ticket prices up 213% since OSU’s last appearance

Winners and losers of 2014 MLB Winter Meetings

The Knicks show why not rebuilding is even more painful

Tim Tebow to make broadcast booth debut at Peach Bowl

Bruce Arians had an awesome postgame conference

Urban Meyer's wife has hair catch on fire blowing out candles

Game of the week: 49ers vs. Seahawks

NASCAR News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Adrian Peterson appeal denied

Winners and losers of the Winter Meetings

Key evidence tossed in Hernandez trial

Porn star, Eagles' Cox get into fun Twitter exchange

Game of the week: 49ers vs. Seahawks

Olivia Munn talks sex life, Rodgers

Sharper indicted on rape charges

Man steals $1.5M in LeBron sneakers?

10 MLB Winter Meetings takeaways

The best sports media feuds of 2014

Jeter advises on how to avoid bad press

Video surfaces of Kobe's practice tirade

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.