Mik Maq Racer writes:
"2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Forecast Part 4"
Posted by Mik Maq racer83 on February 6, 2013
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Kurt Busch - #78 Furniture Row, Denver Mattress Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet, 2nd season with team.
Crew Chief- Todd Berrier - 2nd season with team
What's new - Both Busch & Berrier will run the full season with Furniture Row Racing
Dawn of a new day
Furniture Row Racing the little team that could is about to undergo a major organizational transformation in 2013. Here they are nine seasons and three drivers later about to embark on what could possibly be a monumental season for the underdog organization or at the conclusion of the 2013 season be considered a brilliant mistake. Furniture Row welcomes 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion the original bad ass Kurt Busch to the fold alongside the crew chief genius that is Todd Berrier. Although it's impossible to ignore the talents and past accolades both Busch & Berrier experienced with other top tier organizations on the Sprint Cup tour. The question remains how will they gel with proverbial underdog Furniture Row Racing, and can this duo bring this team a taste of splendour? In recent years Kurt Busch's career has been subjected to a cloud of negativity overshadowing the former champion's undeniable ability to compete at the highest level on NASCAR's grand stage. Last season Kurt landed at Phoenix Racing another underfunded operation with the hopes of attracting another top tier team to rebuild his once blossoming NASCAR Sprint Cup career. For Kurt the road back to prominence is far from complete. Furniture Row racing in every sense of the word is still a blossoming organization; however in eight seasons on the Sprint Cup tour they've never had a driver the caliber of a Kurt Busch. Kurt provides this group with much needed star power. Essentially the Kurt Busch Furniture Row experiment serves to benefit Busch who's made it known he wants another chance to race for a NASCAR mega power. Before that happens he has to win over the admiration of his peers and not to mention his former supporters. All indicators point to 2013 as a return to prime time for Busch. Since taking over the wheel in October of 2012 Bush has already tasted success with the FRR team rolling off 3 consecutive top 10's to close out the 2012 season.
Bold Prediction - Kurt Busch & Furniture Row Racing narrowly miss the chase. Kurt falls out of chase contention in the closing laps of the chase cut off race at Richmond in September.
Wins -Yes (1)
Top 5 -YES
Top 10 - YES
Poles - NO
Will make the chase - No
Predicted points finish -13th
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