According to a report Monday by Fox Sport’s Lee Spencer, the driver has signed the deal. The team has scheduled an official announcement for Tuesday.
Busch is the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, a title he won while with Roush-Fenway Racing. He moved to Penske Racing at the end of 2005. His career has been marked with several emotional outbursts which have landed the driver in hot water on more than one occasion. His departure from Penske was aided by an incident when Busch swore at an ESPN reporter. NASCAR fined Busch $50,000 for the incident and Busch and the team agreed to part ways. Busch then signed with Furniture Row for 2013, where he is currently 12th in the Sprint Cup point’s standings. Busch has 24 career Cup wins.
“This is the situation that every driver wants to be in,” Busch told Spencer. “To have an owner like Gene Haas calling and asking you to come and race how you know how to race and that is to win. Gene is giving me that opportunity.”
“Having the powerhouse of (Tony) Stewart as a teammate and Kevin Harvick as a teammate makes this all the more intriguing.”