Billy Scott Replaces Tony Gibson As Busch’s Crew Chief, John Klausmeier Almirola’s

Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) has announced its 2018 driver and crew chief pairings for its four teams competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Headlining the announcement is Kurt Busch’s return to the No. 41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford Fusion. The 2018 season will mark Busch’s 19th year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and his fifth with SHR. Five of Busch’s 29 career victories have come with SHR, highlighted by his victory in the 2017 Daytona 500. Taking over as crew chief for Busch and the No. 41 team…

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Now That Busch And SHR Have Signed, How Silly Season Has Shaped Up And What’s Left

The long awaited announcement on what Kurt Busch and Stewart-Haas Racing would do is now over, as the two sides have mutually agreed on a new contract that will keep the reigning Daytona 500 champion with the organization for another season. The move wasn’t surprising though. Busch, was wanting more money as obviously the new deal is less than his previous contract, but he also wasn’t going to leave if he couldn’t find a ride as competitive as the one he was in. With how the chips fell in silly…

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Kurt Busch Wise To Stay With Stewart-Haas Racing, The Reason This Deal Took So Long

On Tuesday, Kurt Busch signed a one-year deal to remain with Stewart-Haas Racing for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The move wasn’t shocking at all being that Busch has been in the No. 41 Ford for the last four seasons. Really, the only shock to me was that this deal didn’t get done sooner. Back on Aug. 1, SHR informed Busch that they wouldn’t be honoring their option for his contract next season. While it seemed shocking that SHR would let a talented driver like Busch go,…

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Kurt Busch Signs 1 Year Deal To Remain With Stewart Haas Racing

The deal is finally done as Kurt Busch has agreed to a one-year contract with Stewart-Haas Racing for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Busch, 39, confirmed the move on Wednesday. The Las Vegas native first joined SHR in 2014 as that year really helped his image. After a fall out with Team Penske in 2011, he’d land with Phoenix Racing in 2012. Then, it was onto Furniture Row Racing for the 2013 season. After cleaning up his past, Busch was set to join SHR for 2014. Team…

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Kevin Harvick Just Didn’t Have The Speed, Finishes 4th On Sunday at Homestead

Homestead, Fla – What a year it was for Stewart-Haas Racing. From a shift from Chevrolet power to Ford in the offseason, they won the season opening Daytona 500 with Kurt Busch. 35 races later, they nearly won the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship with Kevin Harvick. What a start to a new relationship with the manufacturer.

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Furniture Row Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing Came a Long Way Towards Cup Success

If you go back to almost a decade ago, if I told you Furniture Row Racing and Haas CNC Racing would be competing among as two of the four teams vying for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, you would have called me crazy. By 2008, FRR had been a DNQ for over 30 races in a span of two seasons. At the same time, Haas CNC had a six year average finish in the Cup Series of 26th. Neither team was a top 20 contender, let alone…

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Tony Stewart On The Verge Of A 3rd Cup Championship As An Owner In 7 Years, 2017 Could Cap Banner Year For SHR

When you look at the “big” teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske are pretty much the “big 3” in the sport. Each, are top dogs for their own manufacturers. Back in the 70s, 80s and 90s, it was Richard Petty Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing. Then, it was made into those three. But, one team owner is saying not so fast. Tony Stewart bought into Gene Haas’ racing team for the 2009 season. He left a stable ride at JGR…

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