Originally posted on From the Marbles  |  Last updated 12/22/11
Perhaps Kurt Busch has found himself a ride after all. Fox Sports is reporting that Busch and Phoenix Racing have reached a handshake agreement for Busch to drive Phoenix's No. 51 Chevrolet in 2012. While Phoenix is obviously a much smaller organization than Penske Racing, Busch's prior employer, this could end up being an ideal situation. Phoenix owner James Finch was, naturally, enthusiastic about having a championship driver drop in his lap: "I told Kurt, 'I won't fire you, and you won't quit," Finch told Fox Sports. "We'll do whatever it takes — roll in the mud if we have to to win. I've worked construction all my life just so I could race and have a good time. I've worked with iron workers, I worked with construction workers, so working with a driver is not going to be a problem." (Sounds like a warning to us.) Phoenix Racing has an alignment with Hendrick Motorsports. In 191 starts, Phoenix has three top fives and one win, that one being a name familiar to Busch: Brad Kes...
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