You may have noticed sponsorship exposure from a company called AccuDoc Solutions – get used to it as the head of the company expands his presence in NASCAR.
Turner Scott Motorsports has a successful racing operation at both the Truck and Nationwide level with the help of Harry Scott Jr., who is founder and President of AccuDoc Solutions – a giant medical billing business. Scott expanded his motorsports presence by becoming co-owner of the team at the beginning of the season. Now he is expanding his involvement in NASCAR further by acquiring the Phoenix Racing Cup team from longtime owner James Finch. Scott will officially be the sole owner of Phoenix Racing on September 10th.
Scott had increased his role at Turner Scott Motorsports, including handling the business and marketing end of the company, while Steve Turner handled the race operations. Although it was offered to him, it should be noted that Turner is not part of the new Cup deal. Finch is from Florida, he’s in the construction business and has owned the #51 car since 1989. He’s been looking to sell the team after having troubles the last few years finding sponsorship.
Stay put for now
Phoenix Racing is based in South Carolina where Scott will keep the current team’s shop and for the time being will keep the name. Scott’s AccuDoc company is based in Mooresville, North Carolina, in the heart of NASCAR country, and he’s from North Carolina but resides in South Carolina.
The organization receives its racecars from Hendrick Motorsports and Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, with that continuing. Scott also announced that veteran Nationwide driver Justin Allgaier, who drives for the Turner Scott group, will drive the Cup car for three races this season: Chicagoland, Charlotte and Talladega with Brandt as the sponsor. The drivers for the other seven Cup races on the schedule this year have not been announced yet. Finch already had Bobby Labonte set to drive this weekend in Atlanta, but a bicycling accident will keep Labonte out of the car with Mike Bliss taking his place while Ryan Truex Jr. will run the race the following week at Richmond.
First for Allgaier
Allgaier is in his sixth season of Nationwide and has finished in the top six in the standings, four straight seasons – he is currently fifth overall. Oddly enough, the 27 year old Illinois native has never raced in a Cup event before, so the GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois, will be his first.
There is sponsorship set up for this and the next couple of seasons but so far, Scott is not yet ready to make any announcement. He feels the Phoenix racing team is ready to be more competitive but just needed funding saying, “We’ve been fortunate to team up with some good partners, and that, I think, is going to give us what those guys have needed as far as a little more resources to kind of get them over the hump, to kind of take them to the next level.”
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