Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Swan Racing Blown Up... For Now...

((HT: Swan Racing their own selves))

The HQ has told you about the problems that Swan Racing has had this season in NASCAR and it looks like the team (a small-time, smaller budget group) tried to do too much, too fast...

They admitted that they were undergoing some serious financial problems and were trying to find some solutions as their drivers- Cole Whitt who is 33rd in the points, and Parker Kligerman who is 38th. They've burned through a lot of cars (ten) and don't have a lot to show.

Kligerman has DNF'ed four times this year and his adventures included this at Daytona...

Team owner Brandon Davis issued a statement on the team's Facebook page that read, in part:

“As previously stated, the team is restructuring due to a lack of additional funding. However, over the past couple weeks we worked tirelessly to find an alternative to ending operations. Fortunately, we were able to find a home for the No. 26 team and the No. 30 team thanks to Anthony Marlowe and Jonathan Cohen respectively.

“Swan Racing is exploring any and all options to keep Parker Kligerman on track throughout the season. We are encouraged by the response we have received from interested parties. Parker continues to be one of the most talented young drivers in NASCAR. He brought this racing team one of its strongest results in his first race with us, and we are certain of his success in the future

Driver Parker Kligerman remains under contract with Swan Racing, which will seek to identify options for him to get back on track."

The end results...???

Anthony Marlowe has merged his ownership of the No. 26 team into BK Racing. Cole Whitt stays behind the wheel...

Whitt: “I’m grateful for the opportunity Anthony Marlowe is giving me to continue the NASCAR Sprint Cup season. I want to thank Brandon Davis and everyone at Swan Racing for the opportunity they gave me to race for the team.”

The No. 30 team has been sold to John Cohen of XxxTreme Motorsports, which will have J.J. Yeley driving instead of Kligerman. Stephen “Bones” Lane will serve as crew chief and be joined by several other former Swan Racing crew members.

Kligerman: “Although it's unfortunate we are having to scale back, I look forward to the future and the exciting things that I'm confident we will accomplish at Swan Racing or with another team. I value the relationship that I've had with Brandon Davis and am very grateful for him giving me an opportunity to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Whether I continue to race with Brandon and Swan Racing or end up with another team, I will always give it my all on and off track to be the best I can be.”

Yeley failed to qualify at Las Vegas and Texas- the two races he tried to qualify...

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