Phoenix Racing rises from ashes – Motorsports

Jake Finch will drive for his father’s Phoenix Racing team in late model action next season. (Photo of Jacob Sealman)

Lin Haven, Florida-Phoenix Racing, a team owned by veteran NASCAR car owner James Finch, is back in action.

Phoenix Racing will resume the race team by defending Finch’s son Jake Finch’s pro and super late models. The team had previously joined NASCAR before James Finch sold the operation in the middle of the 2013 season.

Finch will drive the 51st Chevrolet, sponsored by Phoenix Construction, in the southeast. The Phoenix Racing Program, based in Linhaven, Florida, will make its first start of the season on January 23 at the Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, Georgia. Crew Chief Johnny Allen, who paired with James Finch at the NASCAR competition, will call. No.51 shot.

Jake Finch made three professional model starts for Anthony Campi Racing in 2020. At the age of 15, he went to the winning lane with his first career pro-late model start and dominated the 100-lap event in Cordele, Georgia. On the second start, Jake Finch rebounded late and lost just a few inches on the Five Flags Speedway. At this year’s finale start at Snowflake 100 in Pensacola, Florida, Jake Finch drove from 26th to 2nd. In addition to the three pro-late model entries, Finch also participated in an outlaw model event at the Five Flags Speedway. To the victory lane in midsummer.

“I’m really excited to race for my dad and Phoenix Construction in the late model of the template. We’re still putting together a program and finding the right people to compete for this season’s victory I am very grateful for the opportunity and can’t wait for the start of the year, “said Jake Finch.

No. 51 will race at the New Marna Speedway during the World Series asphalt stock car race in February. Phoenix Racing will also start with a young finch in a variety of prestigious races throughout the next season, followed by announcements.

James Finch owns and operates a car that has participated in the NASCAR Cup and NASCAR RXfinity series for over 20 years. Martin Truex Jr., Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman, Jamie McMurray, Bobby Labonte, Austin Dillon, Johnny Benson Jr. and many others raced for the Finch.

Brad Keselowski gave Phoenix Racing the only NASCAR Cup Series victory at the Talladega (Alabama) Superspeedway in 2009. The team also won 13 Xfinity series wins with drivers Jeff Purvis, Randy La Joey, Jimmy Spencer, McMurray, Johnny Sauter and Bush. The team is also credited with 10 ARCA Menard Series victories.

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