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Miccosukee might pull sponsorship

Posted on: January 26, 2010 4:40 pm

Sponsorship from Miccosukee Indian Gaming in all three of NASCAR's national series - Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks - could be terminated as a result of an early February vote by the Indian tribe, the Observer and have learned. FULL STORY auto racing producer Brian De Los Santos

If the tribe does indeed pull sponsorship, which the report deems as likely, team owner James Finch will feel the pinch the most. He was all set to field the No. 09 car for Aric Almirola in the Cup Series as well as a full-time Nationwide ride for James Buescher .

Miccosukee was also set to sponsor the No. 18 truck for Kyle Busch Motorsports, which was hoping to run two trucks in its inaugural season. Reportedly they'll do so even if the tribe leaves, but it's a tough start for the first-year organization. As much as Busch may love to race, if he fails to land another sponsor, he may have second thoughts when it starts to hit him in the pocketbook.

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