Phoenix Racing team owner James Finch announced Tuesday that Kurt Busch will remain with his team after serving a one-race suspension from NASCAR last week for his tirade against a reporter the week previously at Dover.
Busch and Finch met Tuesday morning to discuss their situation. Afterward, Phoenix Racing released the following statement attributed to Finch:
“We have met with Kurt. At the end of the day, we are racers, so we're going racing together with Kurt and the No. 51 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet. We know adjustments have to be made but how we fix that is between Kurt and myself. We're going to go to the track, work hard, race hard and work on trying to attract a sponsor – and we're going to do that together.”
Busch joined Finch's team at the beginning of the year after being released by Penske Racing following his run-in with an ESPN reporting crew in at the season-ending Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch, who was already on probation following his run-in with Ryan Newman at Darlington last month, accepted NASCAR's punishment for this latest incident.
Busch is also listed as the driver of Kyle Busch Motorsports' No. 54 Toyota in Saturday's Nationwide Series event at Michigan.