NEWS, RUMORS AND INNUENDO, FROM ONE END OF SILLY SEASON TO THE OTHER
Saturday, July 12, 2008
AS THE RUMOR MILL CHURNS, 7/12/08
The newly-created Stewart-Haas Racing team could be going to three teams, with Martin Truex Jr. joining Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman to form a quasi-super team. Burger King and UPS could become primary sponsors for the second and third teams. -- Source: Captain Thunder Racing
Speaking of Truex and sponsorships, word from garage sources relayed to Stock Car Talk is that there is a strong possibility that Bass Pro Shops will follow Truex wherever he goes. Rumors of Truex's future have ranged from staying at DEI to moving on to Richard Childress Racing or Penske Racing.
Newman has been offered ownership in an undisclosed race team. Rumor has it that the team in question was Chip Ganassi Racing, but that's highly unlikely. No word yet on what percentage of ownership Newman has been offered.
Bass Pro Shops is also a possibility to become the primary sponsor of Newman at SHR should he end up leaving Penske. It's also reiterated that UPS is a possibility for the sponsor of Stewart's second car. -- Source: Justin Long of the Virginian Pilot