Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Oh Hell No...

Statement From Roush Racing President Geoff Smith Regarding Fenway Sports Discussions

CONCORD, NC (September 19, 2006)- "Roush Racing confirms," said Geoff Smith president of Roush Racing,"it has entered into discussions to sell an interest in Roush Racing toFenway Sports Group, Boston. Should these discussions ultimatelymaterialize into a definitive agreement Roush Racing will providefurther information on the topic."

Roush Racing is asubsidiary of Livonia, Mich., based Roush Enterprises which operates 14motorsports teams; five in NASCAR Nextel Cup with drivers Mark Martin,Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards, six in theBusch Series with Martin, Kenseth, Biffle, Edwards, Todd Kluever andDanny O'Quinn, Jr., and three in the Craftsman Truck Series withMartin, David Ragan, Michel Jourdain, Jr. and Erik Darnell.

Good for Roush to get some money... but dammit I hate the f'n Red Sox.  GO YANKS!  I remember when this rumor popped up a few years ago regarding the 99 car.  Anyway, some cool cross-promotion stuff could happen if the deal comes to fruition this time.  Maybe Steinbrenner will swoop in and buy a stake instead of John Henry, heh heh.  I can't fault Roush for wanting to bring in another avenue for money.  Hell, I'd do the same if I were in that position.  Like every other rumor out there, we'll see what happens.

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