Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Finch Announces Sale of Phoenix Racing
With those two words, James Finch announced the sale of Phoenix Racing on Wednesday. Finch declined to name the buyer, explaining that the new owner preferred to make an announcement of his own either Friday or Monday.
“I can’t tell you yet,” Finch said.
Finch added that he will assist the new owner through the Sprint Cup race at Atlanta on Sept. 1. That race will mark the end of Finch’s 23-year run as a Sprint Cup and Nationwide team owner.
“They wanted the help,” Finch said. “They’ve never run any Cup races or anything like that, so I’m going to help them. I don’t want to say a whole lot. They’ve got a sponsorship and a driver they want to introduce later in the year.”
Finch had been exploring the sale of his team for the past few years, too often running races without a primary sponsor.
“I’ve been doing it a long time,” he said. “I’d recommend anybody to do it. If I was (younger) I’d do it again. I’ve met a lot of people and had a great time doing it. It’s just time to move on.”
via - The News Herald