The deal surrounding the sale of Phoenix Racing has been finalized.
Phoenix Racing announced on Tuesday that owner James Finch has reached an agreement with Harry Scott Jr., and Scott will become the new owner beginning on Sept. 10. The first race in the chase at Chicagoland Speedway will mark the first race under Scott’s ownership.
Scott is currently a co-owner at Turner Scott Motorsports, where the team fields entries in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and in the Nationwide Series.
For Scott’s ownership debut with the No.51 car, Justin Allgaier will be the team’s driver at Chicagoland. Allgaier will be the primary driver beginning at Chicago, and for the following races at Charlotte and Talladega. Also joining the team will be Allgaier’s Nationwide Series sponsor BRANDT, sponsoring three Cup Series races.
Heading towards the remainder of the season, Scott will maintain the entire Phoenix Racing team intact. The team will also remain working with Chevrolet, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing and Hendrick Motorsports.
The sale of Phoenix Racing began through the midpoint of the season, and Scott had been linked to the sale for some time. The deal being finalized between both parties now means new beginnings for the team.
Finch has been a part of the Cup Series with Phoenix Racing for years, and with new ownership set to begin around the chase, it will be interesting to see the switch throughout the final 10 races.
With Scott preparing to take over and adjust within the final races, it will also be interesting to see what decisions will be made towards the No.51 car for 2014, considering what the latest silly season has offered.