Critical Edge at Richmond
September 10, 2005
Furniture Row Racing Exceeds Critical Edge at Richmond
Furniture Row Racing failed to qualify at Richmond last weekend. The #78 car crashed into the wall during qualifying.
Joe Garone, the team's crew chief, explains the events leading up to the crash. "Every now and then when a race car driver puts a car on the edge of losing adhesion of the tires (which is where you need to be when qualifying for a race of this caliber) the car can jump out and bite you. We were bitten. Jerry did a great job of getting the car to that critical edge but went just a bit too far and couldn't recover from that precarious point of no return. We will repair the damage, move on to the next scheduled event, and attack qualifying again."
While team Furniture Row struggled, Richmond proved to be a great success for Kevin Harvick. He pulled away from Paul Menard in a two-lap dash to the finish Friday night for his third Busch Series victory of the season.
Based in Denver, Colorado Furniture Row Racing is the NASCAR Busch Series newest team, formed and sponsored by Furniture Row Companies. The team, its driver and crew chief are all natives and residents of the Denver area.