Finch Working with Prospective Buyer for Phoenix Race Team

Lynn Haven, FL--- It appears as if Phoenix Racing owner James Finch, one way or another, will be out of the NASCAR racing business by the end of July!

Finch telling me Thursday by phone he's working to sell Phoenix Racing to a prospective buyer based in South Carolina.

Currently Phoenix's headquarters are in Spartanburg South Carolina.

James says he's set a hard deadline July 15th for this sale to close. Finch says if that doesn't happen, he'll continue to run the team through it's commitment to run in the Brickyard 400 at Indy, and then close the team down!

Finch telling me he's confident the sale will happen and if it goes through, he says it will include the land, the shop, all the equipment, including up to 24 race cars and the tractor trailers they use to haul the cars to the races around the country.

James says the sale would include the points the team's accumulated so far, but not include the team name, which would be changed after the end of this racing season.

Finch did not give me a sale price. No matter what, it's the end of an era for Bay County based NASCAR racing,

Finch has financed racing for more than two decades, and has racked up 13 Nationwide Circuit Victories and one Cup win, the Aaron's 499 at Talladega in 2009.