Kurt Busch and the single-car Furniture Row Racing team are on the cusp of a history-making feat heading into Saturday nights Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond. The Federated Auto Parts 400 is the final event before the 12-driver Chase field is set for the ensuing 10-race playoffs that will determine the 2013 Sprint Cup Series champion. Following his fourth-place finish in Sunday nights race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Busch moved into 10th place in the driver point standings, the final guaranteed Chase spot before the two-wildcard entries. He is six points ahead of 11th place. A berth in the Chase, which began in 2004, would give Busch the distinction of being the first driver from a single-car team to qualify for the Chase. Were in position to make history and thats pretty exciting for everyone associated with Furniture Row Racing, said Busch, who won the NASCAR championship in the inaugural Chase season. It’s been our goal at Furniture Row Racing from the beginning of the year to make the Chase and we enter the final pre-Chase race controlling our own destiny. We need to get it done on our own Saturday night and not worry about what the other Chase contenders are doing. (Source: www.jayski.com)
It’s been great to be a Kurt Busch fan this year (Especially after last year…though he did some super human things in that car too.) Richmond is one of his many good tracks. He should do well tomorrow night. Just keep driving it like he has and there shouldn’t be a problem.