It's been less than six months since Phoenix Racing team owner James Finch made a handshake deal with driver Kurt Busch.
Finch took a chance on Busch after the driver parted ways with Penske Racing. For Finch, it was an opportunity to benchmark his single-car operation against the powerhouses in the sport with a former champion, one who has 24 career wins on a variety of tracks.
For Busch, it was a fresh start - and a chance to prove himself again - on and off the track.
But after two highly publicized incidents - the first with Ryan Newman at Darlington in May and last Saturday's exchange with a reporter at Dover that resulted in Monday's 10-day suspension - Finch's patience is running thin.
"He hasn't shown that he can change," Finch said. "And we don't have a sponsor yet. Between the Cup and Nationwide cars, he's wrecked 14 times. My guys are working night and day to repair cars. This can't continue to go on. They have done everything they can for Kurt, now he has to do somet...