2012 was absolutely miserable for Phoenix Racing in terms of PR, however it did put them on the map. I guess any team looking to get heard of should hire Kurt Busch.
However the team has found a sponsor for the season opening races at Daytona. They announced that Guy Roofing Inc. will sponsor the #1 Nationwide Series Chevy for the DRIVE4COPD 300 and its #51 Chevy in the Daytona 500.
Gui Roofing is a national full service residential, commercial, and industrial roofing contractor based out of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This is the first NASCAR sponsorship adventure for the 40+ year old family business.
Regan Smith will drive the #51 in the Daytona 500 before handing over the ride to AJ Allmendinger while he focuses on his Nationwide Series effort with JR Motorsports.
Smith is expected to drive the #51 for 7-10 races pending on sponsorship. Allmendinger is expected to be behind the wheel for the remaining.
Steve Barkdoll the team General Manager said he is hoping that Kurt Busch will come back and drive for the team in the Nationwide Series at the restrictor plate races. Busch won in the badly damaged HendrickCars.com Chevy at Daytona back in July.
The plan for the Cup Series will be a full season, but if no sponsorship is found, they will reduce their schedule down to 26 races for the 2013 campaign.