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In a surprise statement from the teams general manager, Regan Smith’s contract with Furniture Row Racing will be honored in full. Smith has driven for the Denver based team for four seasons. Kurt Busch will drive the No. 78 car next season.
Busch will began driving for Furniture Row Racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch will drive the No. 1 of Phoenix Racing at Dover and at Talladega.
What ‘fully honored’ means in regards to Smith’s contract remains to be seen. On Thursday the driver told Race Hub on Speed that he was looking at his options and would consider a competitive Nationwide team.
Smith has also been linked to the No. 1 car of Phoenix Racing, where he would replace Busch. It remains to be seen if Phoenix Racing will field a car in 2013. Team owner James Finch has said that changes to the car for next season may make it impossible for him to field a team.
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Regan Smith will no longer drive the No. 78 car of Furniture Row Racing following the race at Talladega next weekend. Appearing on Speed’s NASCAR Race Hub, Smith said he was given about two weeks notice that he would not be driving the car in 2013. Kurt Busch will take over the seat of the car beginning at Charlotte.
Smith says he has been speaking to “different teams, different...
DENVER, Colo. – When you mention Dover International Speedway to Regan Smith, he lights up with excitement. He always has a glowing review for the all-concrete oval, known as the Monster Mile.
“Dover is one of my favorite racetracks, I love racing there,” stated Smith. “I guess if you look at my Dover record you wouldn’t think I would have these likeable feelings about...
Furniture Row Racing had already announced that Kurt Busch, not Regan Smith, would be behind the wheel of its No. 78 Chevrolet entry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2013, but on Friday morning, the team announced that Busch would be joining the team a little earlier than originally expected.
According to a press release from FRM on Friday, Busch will climb into the No. 78 for...
Furniture Row Racing team will replace Regan Smith with Kurt Busch in two weeks…