Haas Courted Kurt Busch While Tony Stewart Was Out With Broken Leg

Kurt Busch (Sam Greenwood, 2010 Getty Images)
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Updated: 8/27/2013 4:11 pm

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart may be the front man of his race team but co-owner Gene Haas is still very much a player.


Haas made that perfectly clear Tuesday in taking full responsibility for hiring 2004 NASCAR champion Kurt Busch as Stewart-Haas Racing's fourth driver.


Haas courted Busch while Stewart was out with a broken leg. Stewart learned of his plans and urged Haas to slow down, but Haas said he overruled Stewart and moved forward with an offer to Busch.


Busch accepted a multi-year deal to join SHR, which will double in size from two full-time cars just two years ago to four cars in 2014.


Haas will pay for Busch's team out of his pocket behind his CNC machine company Haas Automation.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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