Seems that Kurt Busch will be driving for Furniture Row Racing in the last six races for the 2012 season, getting Regan booted sooner than expected. That means starting October 13th, he's in the car at Charlotte.
In some earlier conversations, Kurt made mention that this ride switch is a no-brainer because of the under-funded scenario that Phoenix Racing has faced. They've been showing up that the track with only 8 guys, old chassis, etc., etc.. FRR on the other hand, is a fairly well stocked team, and Smith sits two spots in front of Kurt in driver points.
I can't help but wonder if this sounds a death knell for Phoenix, with no sponsor lined up.
In owners points, the No. 78 is 25th, the No. 51 is 27th.
And speaking of owners points, the top-35 is not really a story this year. The 35th spot is held by the No. 36 car and and 119 points back is the 36th place car of the No. 21.