Lynn Haven, FL-- The relationship between former Cup champ Kurt Busch and Phoenix Racing will continue, at least for now.
That statement coming from Phoenix Racing Team owner James Finch shortly after Finch and Busch met face to face today in Charlotte North Carolina.
Busch sat out last week's run at Pocono after Nascar suspended him for violating his probation and verbally abusing a reporter at Dover.
Finch replaced Busch with David Reutimann behind the wheel of the 51 car, the team finishing 21st Sunday. Many fans thought today's meeting might signal the end to Busch's time behind the wheel of the 51 car.
James telling me by phone today he's keeping Busch on. He says he met with Busch for about two hours in Charlotte, and indicated it was a straightforward meeting. Finch telling me Busch is on thin ice not so much with the team but with Nascar. James says it's this simple, he has to straighten up or Nascar's going to sit him down for good and take away the way he makes a living.
Finch in our conversation reiterating the statement he released to the media in general which reads quote "At the end of the day, we are racers so we're going racing together. 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." unquote.
So Finch, Busch and the Phoenix team now setting their sights on a good run this weekend at Michigan.