Furniture Row Racing announced recently that it is taking another step to strengthen its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series efforts with its No. 78 Chevrolet team and driver Kurt Busch by developing its own over-the-wall pit crew. Previously, the team utilized a pit crew from Stewart-Haas Racing.
“Re-establishing our own over-the-wall crew has been high on our radar,” Furniture Row Racing General Manager Joe Garone said. “But before entering into this vital operation, we wanted to make sure that we had everything in place that would allow up to produce a highly-qualified over-the wall crew.”
According to a press release from FRM, the organization has hired Mike “Tiny” Houston to serve as pit coach. Houston previously worked at Hendrick Motorsports as a front tire carrier.
“With Mike Houston coming on board to lead us in this new venture, he brings first-hand experience and a thorough understanding of what it takes to develop and maintain a successful pit crew week in and week out,” Garone said.
Houston will train the crew at Performance Instruction & Training in Mooresville, N.C.
“Being able to train at the state-of-the-art PIT facility is a great opportunity that will only enhance our program,” Garone said.
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