Kurt Busch staying at Stewart-Haas Racing (2nd Update)

UPDATE #2

Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch

Stewart-Haas Racing has scheduled a press conference for Wednesday. They are expected to announce a contract extension with Kurt Busch.

10/5/15 In the midst of his second season with Stewart-Haas Racing, Kurt Busch appears bound for a third year with the organization in 2016. Although a new contract to keep Busch at SHR beyond 2015 has not been finalized, a team spokesman has corroborated recent comments from team co-owner Gene Haas that the 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion will be back in the #41 SHR Chevy next year. "What Gene said is accurate," team spokesman Mike Arning wrote in an email to FOXSports.com late Tuesday. "He has a handshake agreement with Kurt and once the contract is signed, we'll let everyone know it's official." Fox Sports

10/3/15 Gene Haas says he and Kurt Busch had a "handshake deal" that enable Busch to drive the #41 Haas Automation Chevy beyond this season. "Kurt Busch is one of those unique personalities," Haas said. "We're in the process (of re-signing)….three weeks ago, we had a handshake deal that he would come back. But we're still working on his contract, too. So we expect him to be back. We expect to have more sponsors for him. We expect a lot of things and when it all sorts out, we'll have an announcement then."

"I really enjoy driving for Gene and Tony, and it's my intention to continue driving for them," Kurt told Motorsport.com. "My focus right now is finishing the regular season strong, then going for a championship." Motorsport

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