Kurt Busch has reportedly found himself a ride for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series campaign. According to NASCAR.com, the 2004 Sprint Cup Champ has reportedly signed on with Phoenix Racing to drive the #51 chevy. The deal is reportedly for 1-year.
Earlier this month, Busch and Penske Racing reached a mutual split after he went on a tirade towards ESPN reporter Dr. Jerry Punch. The incident was captured on video by a fan, and went viral on YouTube.
“Christmas came early for me, and it was nice that we were able to sit down [Wednesday] night, have a beer and then have a handshake deal at the end of it,” Busch said. “James Finch is exactly what I’m looking for, as far as getting back into the race car to have fun.”
I can understand why Kurt Busch wanted to go to Phoenix Racing, but at the same time, if I were in Busch’ shoes, I would have taken the offer at Richard Petty Motorsports. Just like the Allmendinger/Penske Racing partnership, its going to be interesting to see how Kurt Busch performs during the 2012 season.