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Busch, Phoenix Remain Together

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Tuesday, June 12 2012

Kurt Busch will keep his job. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Brian Lawdermilk)

Kyle Busch and Phoenix Racing will press on together the team announced Tuesday.

James Finch, the owner of Phoenix Racing, made the announcement in a published statement. In the statement, he said, “We have met with Kurt. At the end of the day, we are racers, so we’re going racing together with Kurt and the No. 51 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet.”

Busch was not allowed to race last weekend at Pocono Raceway after NASCAR suspended the 2004 Sprint Cup champion for actions at Dover International Raceway the week before. At Dover, Busch got into a confrontation with a reporter following the Nationwide Series race.

At the time of the Dover incident, Busch was on probation as a result of a running through the pit box of Ryan Newman.

After the Dover incident, Finch had critical things to say about Busch to reporters. Some had speculated that Finch had had enough of Busch’s antics and the two would part company.

In his statement Tuesday, Finsch said, ”We know adjustments have to be made, but how we fix that is between Kurt and myself. We’re going to go to the track, work hard, race hard and work on trying to attract a sponsor—and we’re going to do that together.

Busch won his championship as a driver for Roush Racing. But Roush and Busch parted ways under strained circumstances in 2005. Busch moved to Penske racing but that relationship also became strained during the 2011 season.

Busch and Penske parted ways after last season and Busch moved to Phoenix Racing, where he has shown speed, but also, his now-famous temper.

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Tuesday, June 12 2012
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