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DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JANUARY 16: Kurt Busch speaks with the media during NASCAR Preseason Thunder Fan Fest at Daytona International Speedway on January 16, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images)
When Kurt Busch signed on with the James Finch-owned Phoenix Racing team after losing his ride with Penske Racing, the plan was for Busch to drive the No. 51 Chevrolet for Finch full-time in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition in 2012. In an in interview with Dave DeSpain on SPEED Channel Sunday evening, Finch indicated that he is still hoping to run the full season and is continuing to search for adequate sponsorship support to run the full schedule, but he also hinted that his organization and Busch may end up scaling back their efforts to only compete in 25 of the 36 points-paying races on the 2012 Sprint Cup Series schedule. “We’re talking to some people (potential sponsors) and going from there,” Finch said. Phoenix Racing is an idenpendent, single-car team. Its most recent win at the Cup level was an April 2009 victory at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway with current Penske driver Brad Keselowski driving the then-No. 09 car. Seven races into the 2012 season, Busch has one top-1...
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