DAVID REUTIMANN will replace suspended driver Kurt Busch at Pocono Raceway, but Busch's future with Phoenix Racing appears murky, at best.
Busch was suspended by NASCAR on Monday for verbally abusing a reporter following the Nationwide Series race at Dover. NASCAR said his behavior was in violation of the probation Busch was placed on last month.
Phoenix owner James Finch said their partnership will be on a race-by-race basis going forward.
"Here's the deal: Quit wrecking the cars, get a good finish, be nice to people. That's not real hard to do," Finch told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. "It's affecting me. If I can't get a sponsor, I can't keep running without a sponsor."