Kurt Busch, current driver of the No. 78 for Furniture Row Racing has signed a multi-year contract with Stewart Haas Racing, according to ESPN.
“I’m going to Stewart-Haas,” Busch told ESPN. “I’ve signed my deal.”
Busch will join fellow drivers Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, and Kevin Harvick next season. Harvick will also be in his first season with the team.
The news comes only days after FOXSports reported that FRR had offered Busch a deal on Friday evening prior to the Bristol night race. SHR had offered Busch a deal a week prior.
SHR will hold a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, “”to announce the future expansion of Stewart-Haas Racing.” More details of Busch’s deal are likely to be released then.
FRR general manager Joe Garone said in a statement on Monday that it was always the teams intention to offer Kurt a contract. “We made him an offer last week to continue as the driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet in 2014 and beyond. Though he did not accept our offer we respect his decision and wish him future success. His driving skill and being a dedicated team player will always be appreciated. Right now, the main focus for Kurt and the team is to qualify for the Chase and contend for the 2013 Sprint Cup Series championship.”
Gene Haas had said this weekend in Bristol that if Busch signed with SHR that he would put Haas Automotive on the car, that he wants to his brand in victory lane.
Busch currently sits 9th in the NASCAR point standings with no wins.