James Finch and Phoenix Racing strike a deal with former Cup Champ Bill Elliott to drive the 09 car this season.

Lynn Haven, FL--There's big racing news for our area, as a big name driver will be handling the wheel for James Finch and Lynn Haven based Phoenix Racing on the Sprint Cup circut this season. Finch has struck a deal with 1988 Cup champ Bill Elliott!

James Finch
Phoenix Team owner

"Well you know he's committed to 18 to 20 of the races, which is more than half. He says he can do whatever I need him to do, he'll try and do. So we're gonna start off with the first 8 or 10 races in a row and try to get in the top 35 in points, and try to get squared away and be able to race the whole year."

Elliott stopped racing full time on the Cup circuit back in oh-4, though he has run 34 races in the last 3 years.
He has 44 cup wins, 55 poles, again was the '88 Cup champ. His last win coming in oh-2, in fact he had back to back wins that year at Pocono and the Brickyard.
Having "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" at the wheel should help Finch in his search for a major sponsor, and if one is found, James says it's likely he'll run a full cup schedule.