Count Denver Broncos head coach John Fox among those pulling for the single-car Furniture Row Racing and driver Kurt Busch in their bid to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Fox recently welcomed Busch (pictured) and some of his crewmen from the Denver-based operation for a visit to the Broncos’ training camp and addressed the group as well. According to Busch, the coach’s advice was well-taken by everyone present.
“He’s a fan of NASCAR and he is pulling for his hometown team and we appreciate what he had to say to us,” Busch said in a statement. “He was inspiring, stressing to keep focused on the present and to execute with perfection.”
Busch has yet to break through for a win in 2013, but has been on the uptick as of late with three consecutive Top-10 finishes that have enabled him to jump into the Top 10 of the Sprint Cup standings. A sixth career Cup victory at Bristol would be most welcome for Busch as he aims to put his small team into NASCAR’s post-season.
FRR has already had to battle this weekend after Busch damaged his car in a Friday practice incident. But with some quick repairs done before qualifying, he went out and netted his seventh outside front-row start of the season.
With only three races to go in the run-up to the Chase, consistency is the name of the game.
“Even if we had a win right now, we would be not guaranteed a spot in the Chase,” Busch said on Friday at Bristol after qualifying. “Consistency is what gets you in and consistency wins the championship. You just have to ramp it up a notch once you’re in the Chase.
“So right now, the blinders are on. We are full-focus on just making sure we get nice, consistent finishes.”