Add Turner Motorsports to the list of NASCAR teams facing economic challenges. The Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series team issued a statement on Tuesday advising its employees of a potential downsizing for the 2012 season.
Turner's official statement read:
Due to the current economic climate, coupled with the decision by long-time marketing partner, Dollar General, to seek other sponsorship opportunities, Turner Motorsports has notified its employees of a potential downsizing at the end of the current racing season. It is hopeful the action will become unnecessary as the team continues to work with potential marketing partners for their Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series teams.
The team currently fields four Nationwide entires and a pair of truck series teams but there have been several reports one each from both divisions would be sliced from the organization's future plans.
Turner joins Germain Racing, Rusty Wallace Inc., Roush Fenway Racing and Richard Childress Racing as NASCAR-affiliated operations that will scale back or possibly sit out the 2012 season if additional sponsorship dollars are not found.
|More NASCAR coverage|