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Report: Kurt Busch signs with Furniture Row for 2013

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Kurt Busch signed a one-year contract to drive the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet in 2013, FoxSports.com reported Monday.

Busch began looking into the Furniture Row operation in July.

"It's a program that has shown me they have the same type of passion for racing like I do," said Busch, 34, according to FoxSports.com. "(Team owner) Barney Visser was the No. 1 person to make all this happen. He has a tremendous amount of passion. He's a racer, and he's seen it from inside of the cockpit."

Busch provides Furniture Row with a driver who can help make it a factor in the Sprint Cup Series.

"Our main objective and goals are to field a team that competes for wins, makes the Chase and goes on to win a Sprint Cup Championship," said FRR general manager Joe Garone. "In the past seven years, we've made great strides in building and developing fast racecars, securing productive partnerships and bringing together people whom I'd put against any other in the business.

"We believe that Kurt, who is a past Cup Champion (2004), and whose record speaks for itself, gives us an opportunity to achieve our goals, as an organization, we just can't pass by."

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