Haas would put name on Kurt Busch’s car, Furniture Row offers extension


If Kurt Busch heads to Stewart Haas Racing next season, he would be sponsored by Haas Automative.

Gene Haas, who co-owns SHR with Tony Stewart, told ESPN.com on Saturday he wants the 2004 Sprint Cup champion in one of his cars because he wants to take his non-racing company’s name to Victory Lane.

“I’d be happy to have a driver like that on our team,” Haas said. “You’d win a lot of races. I’d really be happy for my company Haas to be in the winner’s circle. I’ve never been there. I want to be there with that name. I know Kurt has had a lot of sponsorship issues, but to me, I just want to win. I’m not too much worried about that stuff.”

If Busch heads to SHR, he would join Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick and Kevin Harvick.

FOXSports reported on Saturday evening that Busch has also received an offer from his current team Furniture Row, that the contract was given to attorneys on Friday but Busch had yet to look over it.

“The timing of making a decision is what it needs to be,” Busch said. “There are timelines on things and things that have to fall into place. The timing of this is tough because its the middle of August and its the run towards the Chase.”

“But its a decision I have to put a lot of time and effort into. “So, well see how things play out. Right now, the focus is these three weeks and getting into the Chase. The cool part about everything is that after the next three weeks, I hope were five points from the championship lead  because that will mean we are in.”

Busch sits 9th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series point standings, with no wins.

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