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Both Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick are moving to new teams for the 2014 season.
As is the case with most new seasons, 2014 will see its fair share of drivers switching over to new teams. Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman all leave their former teams in favor of different rides.
Harvick moves to Stewart-Haas Racing after spending his entire 13-year career at Richard Childress Racing. He will be joined at SHR by Busch, who leaves Furniture Row Racing after one season.
Both drivers enjoyed plenty of success in 2013 and hope that carries over onto their new squads.
Harvick won four events last season—his highest total since 2006. He finished the season third in the standings, which ties his career high that he had previously done two other times.
Busch, on the other hand, failed to win a race for the second consecutive season, but in his lone year driving the No. 78 Chevrolet, he and his team became the Cinderella story of the 2013 campaign.
Busch scored 16 top-10s and 11 top-fives driving for the single-car team based out of Colorado. Both totals were higher than the team's combined total in its eight-year existence prior to Busch's arrival.
The team earned a spot in the Chase, making them the first single-car organization to accomplish that feat. Busch ended the season 10th in the standings.
Newman, the most recent winner of the Brickyard 400, is also on the move this offseason. He is leaving Stewart-Haas Racing and taking over one of the two open seats that were available at Richard Childress Racing.
Newman is coming off a fourth straight season in which he was a race winner. He qualified for the Chase for the fifth time in his career in 2013, ultimately finishing in 11th place.
Martin Truex Jr. and Jeff Burton (in part-time roles) will also be in new rides during the 2014 season.