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Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2012 5:57PM ; Updated: Tuesday December 4, 2012 5:57PM

Furniture Row Racing forming its own pit crew

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Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch will now have his own pit crew with Furniture Row Racing.
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Furniture Row Racing will field its own pit crew next season.

The single-car team had previously been using pit crews from other organizations, most recently a crew from Stewart-Haas Racing.

But Furniture Row general manager Joe Garone said Tuesday forming its own crew is critical to growing the team.

The crew will train out of Performance Instruction & Training under veteran pit crew coach Mike Houston. He was a front-tire carrier for Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick Motorsport and is a former college football player.

Furniture Row goes into next season with Kurt Busch as driver and Todd Berrier as crew chief.

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