It has been well documented that Kurt Busch will be headed to Tony Stewart’s outfit, Stewart Haas Racing for the 2014 season and beyond. It has now been leaked by a reliable source (Jayski, and the Charlotte Observer) that Kurt will be driving a #41 car. As Jayski and the Charlotte Observer pointed out, this is the exact opposite of Tony Stewart’s number (14) but I find it interesting because it is the same number of one of Kurt’s most fearsome rivals early in his career, Jimmy Spencer. Spencer and Busch did not get along at all. They would fight continuously throughout the course of the 2001-2003 seasons, with Busch unfortunately getting the bad side of Spencer’s fist in one random incident.
That being said, wouldn’t he want to stay as far away from those memories as possible? Then again, perhaps it might help. Either way, hopefully he’ll run well in it and contend for a championship next year!