RCR, Furniture Row to continue tech alliance
September 12, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Richard Childress Racing and Furniture Row Racing have agreed to continue their successful technical alliance in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition.
The alliance includes technology sharing, engineering, research and development provided to FRR's No. 78 Chevrolet from RCR. The partnership, which started in 2010, also includes FRR utilizing the highly reliable and powerful engines of ECR Engines.
This season, the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet driven by Kurt Busch qualified for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship on the strength of one pole, eight top-five and 13 top-10 finishes. Busch has eight front-row starts this season, which is the most he has earned in any year of his career.
"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. "He has brought a lot to this sport and it's great to renew this partnership.
"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."
Based in Denver, FRR started racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2005.
"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," said Joe Garone, Furniture Row Racing general manager. "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.
"The FRR and RCR alliance is dedicated in continuing the pursuit of reaching new performance levels in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series."