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Daniel Suarez teleconference transcript: Stewart-Haas Racing announced today that Daniel Suarez will drive the No. 41 Haas Automation/Arris Mustang this season. Suarez joins teammates Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer and Aric Almirola as part of the four-car operation. The 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion was part of a teleconference to talk about his new opportunity.[More](1-7-2019)
Daniel Suarez joins Stewart-Haas Racing: Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) has signed Daniel Suárez to its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series lineup in 2019. The Mexican driver, who turned 27 today, will pilot the team's No. 41 Ford Mustang with sponsorship from Haas Automation and ARRIS International PLC, joining teammates Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola and Clint Bowyer. The 2019 season will mark Suárez's third year in the elite NASCAR Cup Series, but his first with SHR. Suárez made 72 NASCAR Cup Series starts with Joe Gibbs Racing in 2017-2018 after winning the 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship.[More](1-7-2019)
Suarez to Stewart-Haas announcement coming next week? The SHR No. 41 car is the biggest unknown piece of the 2019 season remaining.[More](1-3-2019)
Kurt Busch confirms he will not return to Stewart-Haas UPDATE: Busch posted on Twitter: "I will miss everyone, especially the crew chiefs I worked with. ... Unfortunately, it's not in the cards for me to stay. I'm looking forward to the future & new opportunities ahead!"(12-2-2018)
UPDATE: Kurt Busch and sponsor Monster Energy will move to Chip Ganassi Racing next season for Busch's 20th season in NASCAR. The partnership announced Tuesday is a one-year contract for Busch to drive the No. 1 Chevrolet with primary sponsorship from Monster. It is believed the one season as teammate to Kyle Larson will be Busch's final year of fulltime NASCAR competition.[More](12-4-2018)
Kurt Busch's ex-girlfriend guilty of fraud, tax evasion: Patricia Driscoll, Kurt Busch's former girlfriend and Armed Forces Foundation executive director, was found guilty of fraud and tax evasion Thursday by a federal jury, according to a department of justice spokesman. After four days of jury deliberation that followed five weeks of testimony in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., Driscoll was found guilty on two counts of wire fraud, one count of first degree fraud and two counts of tax evasion.[More](11-29-2018)
No 2019 announcement from Kurt Busch yet: Kurt Busch will not announce his 2019 plans this week. Wednesday he told the media at Las Vegas, "Things just didn't come together.... There's a few people in the works still that haven't committed and we've got to get those things lined up. It is late, but I still feel confident on where things will go."[More](11-29-2018)
Patricia Driscoll's trail set to begin: Jurors in the federal criminal trial of Patricia Pauline Driscoll, former head of the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF), return to the courtroom Monday as prosecutors begin their case with their first witness explaining how Driscoll defrauded the military support charity she ran for personal gain.[More](10-21-2018)
Richard Childress Racing and Stewart-Haas talking to Suarez: RCR could instead decide to move Daniel Hemric up from XFINITY, while SHR is believed to be able to put together a business-to-business deal for sponsorship.[More](9-24-2018)
Gene Haas says team continues search for No. 41 driver: Stewart-Haas Racing owner Gene Haas said Sunday that the team continues to search for a driver for the No. 41 car and that he does not view moving up SHR Xfinity driver Cole Custer as a viable option at this time. Haas said the team is not ready to sign any driver.[More](9-16-2018)
Kurt Busch says he has options: Speaking to the media Friday at Darlington Raceway, Kurt Busch says he has offers for next season: "I do have two contract offers that I'm looking at. It's kind of the same thing as last year, where the team at Stewart-Haas put me into free agency and it gives me the opportunity to talk to others, and I do have the loyalty and the respect from Monster Energy. We'll announce things when they get closer." [More](8-31-2018)
Late restarts propel Kurt Busch to victory in wild Bristol race : "Old guys rule!" screamed 40-year-old Kurt Busch after he took the checkered flag in an action-filled Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch's first victory since the 2017 Daytona 500 overshadowed a miraculous drive by brother Kyle Busch, whose car came back to life after a Lap 2 wreck like a relentless horror movie villain. Starting on the inside lane, Busch grabbed the lead from Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Clint Bowyer on a Lap 478 restart, after Brad Keselowski's flat-tire-induced spin caused the sixth caution of the night.[More](8-18-2018)
Kurt Busch won the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The win is his1st win of 2018, 6th win at Bristol and 30th career win.
Pole winner, #42-Larson finished 2nd followed by #9-Elliott, #22-Logano, #20-Jones, #14-Bowyer, #12-Blaney, #88-Bowman, #48-Johnson, and #4-Harvick.
Stage 1 was won by #12-Blaney, finished 7th.
Stage 2 was won by #22-Logano, finished 4th.
There were 19 lead changes among 9 drivers and 9 cautions for 70 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 89.538mph.
See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at:
Unofficial Race Results (pdf)
Cumulative Report (pdf)
Penalty Report (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings (pdf)
Owners Points Standings (pdf)
Ganassi examining options for 2019; Busch rumored to replace McMurray: McMurray's contract ends at the end of the year; Kurt Busch has reportedly talked to the team. [More](8-10-2018)
Could Kurt Busch end up at Richard Childress Racing next season?Stewart-Haas Racing has insisted that it expects all four Cup drivers back in '19, but there continues to be rumblings over the possibility that Kurt Busch could be out.[More](7-27-2018)
Stewart-Haas Racing makes pit crew changes: Stewart-Haas Racing has made changes to all four of its pit crews heading into Sunday's Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway[More](7-19-2018)
All Stewart-Haas drivers expected to return next year: Kurt Busch's contract reportedly ends this year.[More](7-3-2018)
Kurt Busch expected to return to Stewart Haas : Kurt Busch's contract with Stewart-Haas Racing expires at the end of the 2018 season. And the team said Wednesday it "fully expects" Busch to return in 2019.[More](3-29-2018)
Kurt Busch Darlington Throwback unveil: Stewart-Haas Racing driver Kurt Busch played a starring role in one of the most memorable finishes in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series history - and certainly the closest. This season marks 15 years since Busch and Ricky Craven battled door-to-door, to and through the start/finish line in a frenetic set of final laps at Darlington Raceway. When Busch heads back to Darlington in 2018, it will be with a car that honors that piece of NASCAR history.[More](3-15-2018)
State Water Heaters returns to sponsor Kurt Busch: State Water Heaters has expanded its partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing in 2018 with the team's No. 41 car driven by 2017 Daytona 500 winner Kurt Busch sporting the State Water Heaters black and orange paint scheme in two races. A leader in water heater manufacturing, State Water Heaters will serve as the primary sponsor of Busch's #41 Ford Fusion for the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Sept. 22 at Richmond Raceway and the AAA Texas 500 on Nov. 4 at Texas Motor Speedway.[More](2-26-2018)
Mobil 1 and Stewart-Haas Racing gear up for the 2018 NASCAR Season: Building upon a successful 2017 season on and off the track, ExxonMobil, on behalf of the Mobil 1 brand, will again sponsor Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) with full primaries at various Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races throughout the year. At the same time, ExxonMobil will further leverage the star power of SHR drivers by bringing back Kevin Harvick as the face of Mobil 1 Annual Protection motor oil marketing campaign. Mobil 1, the "Official Motor Oil of NASCAR", will provide primary sponsorships across SHR's four NASCAR Cup Series drivers. Harvick's #4 Ford will carry Mobil 1 branding six times, Clint Bowyer's #14 Ford will wear Mobil 1 twice, and Kurt Busch's #41 Ford and Aric Almirola's #10 Ford get one race apiece. Mobil 1 will remain as an associate sponsor of SHR for the entire 2018 season.[More](2-14-2018)
Tony Gibson still looking to make a difference: After 31 years, Tony Gibson will have a job in NASCAR that doesn't send him on the road. The former crew chief enters the 2018 season as the new production manager for Stewart-Haas Racing. Gibson, 53, will supervise many of the departments responsible for building the cars for its four drivers, Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola and Clint Bowyer. That includes the chassis, body shop and fabrication shops.[More](1-5-2018)