Sports Illustrated.com reports that Hendrick Motorsports and James Finch are working on a partnership that would place Kasey Kahne in the Finch's 09 Chevy for 2011. SI reports multiple sources indicate the deal could be completed within the next few weeks. Hendrick will not be allowed to own the car under NASCAR's four-team rule, leaving Finch in the position of ownership, although engines and chassis would continue to come from Hendrick.
Kahne was recently signed by Hendrick to a long-term deal to replace Mark Martin in the No. 5 Hendrick car for 2012.