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Kurt Busch has NASCAR championship hopes in move to crowded Stewart-Haas Racing

  • Driver Kurt Busch laughs while talking with a TV crew before an interview during NASCAR auto racing media day at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Driver Kurt Busch laughs while talking with a TV crew before an interview during NASCAR auto racing media day at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)  (The Associated Press)

  • Driver Kurt Busch walks to his garage before practice for the NASCAR Sprint Unlimited auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

    Driver Kurt Busch walks to his garage before practice for the NASCAR Sprint Unlimited auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)  (The Associated Press)

Kevin Harvick popped in for what he thought was a quick hello with a bedridden Tony Stewart.

Roughly a week after Stewart broke his right leg in a sprint car crash, Harvick was surprised to find his new boss' bedroom had been turned into an unlikely boardroom. The entire Stewart-Haas organization had gathered to discuss the potential signing of Kurt Busch.

They wanted Harvick's input on adding a driver who hadn't exactly endeared himself in the past.

Baggage aside, Harvick knew as well as anyone that Busch was still as good as it gets as a wheelman.