DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Furniture Row Racing team that fields Kurt Busch’s Chevrolets is based in Denver, Colo. Home to Richard Childress Racing is Welcome, N.C.
Nevertheless, the two organizations have formed a bond that defies geography. Furniture Row’s executive director of competition, Mark McArdle, doubles as director of racing operations at RCR, shuttling between the two shops.
Asked whether he attends competition meetings with RCR drivers, Busch was adamant.
“Absolutely,” Busch said. “I was in Charlotte last year (for his first start with Furniture Row). The setups for all four cars were there on one sheet. The crew chiefs are in a meeting, the engineers are in a meeting, the drivers are in a meeting. You have all the top guys spread around into the meetings as well.
“It’s like we’re the fourth car. Instead of it saying ’33’ on the door, it says ’78’ and Furniture Row.”