Fox Sports’ Bob Pockrass tweeted Saturday about a potential deal between 23XI Racing and Front Row Motorsports that would allow 23XI to expand to a two car team next season.
The team has been actively looking for another charter for 2022, but is willing to run the full season without one if sponsorship is secured. Kurt Busch has been most widely speculated as the team’s newest driver.
Is a 23XI-FRM deal for charter(s) and/or merger in the works?
Hamlin w/media today:
Do u have a deal going on with Front Row for a charter?
“I don‘t have any deals with anyone right now.”
Are u close?
“We‘re still working through it. It‘s week to week to be honest with you.”
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) August 14, 2021
Kurt Busch says a deal for where he will race next season is close but not ready to announce:
Q: There has been a terrific amount of talk swirling around where you‘ll race come 2022…
KB: Oh, things look very promising. I know where things sit. It‘s just so close to being done and getting that announcement out there. We still have to wait just a little bit. There are a few puzzle pieces that will have to click in the right way, but I‘m smiling about it and so is everybody else around me.
Q: Can you tell us who you believe you‘ll be racing for come Daytona 2022?
KB: Can‘t say anything yet. Not just yet.
— Racer —