NASCAR • Team adds fourth driver.
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Charlotte, N.C. • Kurt Busch said Monday he has signed with Stewart-Haas Racing, which is rapidly developing into a super-team and will have four cars next season with the addition of the 2004 NASCAR champion.
"This is the kind of situation every driver wants to be in and I'm grateful to Gene Haas and Haas Automation for providing me this opportunity," Busch told The Associated Press. "Gene wants to win, and wants me to go out there and perform to the best of my abilities."
The deal was first reported by Fox Sports and ESPN. A news conference was scheduled for Tuesday by SHR.
Busch recently received an offer from SHR co-owner Haas to leave Furniture Row Racing to join a team that will now expand next season to four cars. He'll be teammates with co-owner Tony Stewart, who is out the rest of this year with a broken leg, Danica Patrick and Kevin Harvick, who is leaving Richard Childress Racing to join SHR.
Once Stewart returns the team has said he'll be back in time for next year's Daytona 500 SHR will have three drivers with a combined 96 Cup victories and four championships. They also have a combined 675 top-10 finishes. Patrick is in her first full season of Cup.