June 2nd, 2015
It was announced on Thursday that Richard Childress Racing and Furniture Row Racing will continue their technical alliance into the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season.
The two teams have been working together since the 2010 season, with this year being arguably the best year of the partnership. It has resulted in two drivers making into the Chase for the Sprint Cup, those being FRR’s Kurt Busch and RCR’s Kevin Harvick, and the overall performance of both organizations has improved over the past few years.
“Barney Visser (FRR owner) is one of the finest and most committed men I have ever dealt with in this sport,” said Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. “I’m looking forward to working with him and the strong team he has assembled out in Colorado. Seeing them make the Chase for the first time this year shows how successful this partnership has become. I believe we’ll have similar success in 2014 and beyond, and we’re going to do our best to make that happen.”
Joe Garone, FRR’s general manager, was equally as happy with the alliance. “We are excited to continue our engineering and technical alliance with RCR, which has a storied history as one of the leading racing organizations in NASCAR. The foundation that we’ve built together over the past three years and the team camaraderie that has been established during this time have resulted in a unique and successful partnership.”
This also squashes any rumors that were out there of FRR changing manufacturers over the offseason. Something they do need to figure out for 2014 is who will be replacing Busch behind the wheel.
The action this weekend gets underway on Sunday when the GEICO 400 is run at the Chicagoland Speedway. It can be seen on ESPN starting at 2 PM EST.