Kurt Busch will drive Phoenix Racing’s No. 51 Chevy in the Sprint Cup Series in 2012, according to FoxSports.com. Busch and team owner Jame Finch reached a handshake deal.
Jayski is reporting via SPEED that Formula 1 driver Bruno Senna may be considering NASCAR as a backup option, should his deal to remain in F1 fall through. According to the report, Senna has ruled out IndyCar because his family would not let him race in that series.
One day after Best Buy announced that it was moving its sponsorship from Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Ford to Roush Fenway Racing and drivers Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth, Penske Racing has announced that driver of the No. 43 AJ Allmendinger will take over driving duties of the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Dodge in 2012.
FoxSports.com is reporting that former president and general manager of Richard Petty Motorsports, Max Jones will join Earnhardt Ganassi Racing as team manager. Jones also served as general manager at Roush Fenway Racing prior to joining RPM.
Best Buy Co., Inc. announced that it has reached a deal with Roush Fenway Racing to serve as primary sponsor for Carl Edwards for two races and Matt Kenseth for nine races in 2012.
Joe Gibbs Racing has released crew chief Greg Zipadelli. He will join Stewart Haas Racing as competition director.
Penske Racing announced that Todd Gordon will be crew chief for the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Dodge in 2012.
Greg Irwin has re-signed with Richard Petty Motorsports, according to FoxSports.com.
Scott Speed has signed on to drive Leavine Family Racing’s No. 95 Sprint Cup Ford for 15 races in 201
Richard Petty Motorsports is considering replacing AJ Allmendinger with newly available Kurt Busch in an effort to retain sponsor Best Buy.