Thursday, June 22nd, 2006 9:31pm UTC
By Luke, Thunder Lounge
Published on Thunder Lounge.
[thumb:160:r:s=1:l=x]Rumors of late surrounding the destination plans of UPS and their sponsorship investment for next year and beyond have been running rampant for the last couple of weeks. Apparently The Chronicle has it all figured out, with their article today.
Houston, we have a problem. First, let’s quote the article.
WHAT CAN BIFFLE DO FOR BROWN? Car owner Ray Evernham had until last Friday to convince Dodge officials to allow UPS to sponsor Kasey Kahne’s Dodge next year, and apparently he couldn’t do it. That means UPS will sponsor Greg Biffle’s Ford next year.
Ok, so the rumors have all been centered around UPS either going to Evernham’s #9, piloted by Kasey Kahne, or Roush’s #16 with Greg Biffle being the wheelman.
On, off. On, off. Biffle, Kahne. 9, 16. You get the drift.
However, according to this article, Evernham couldn’t get the job done, so their going to the #16.
The story doesn’t end there, however. You know it couldn’t be that simple.
After doing a little digging, I found Jayski referenced the same article. Here is where it gets interesting. According to Jayski, on 6-21, the “folks at Roush Racing have denied that UPS will sponsor any of their teams in 2007″.
So, the lines are drawn. Is Roush keeping their traps shut until something is finalized? Or is The Chronicle, or at least the author of their article, off their rocker?
The answers may come as early as tomorrow, or sometime this weekend at Sonoma. You know how it is when Jayski “hears” things. What’s better than some great racing, and some good rumor’s and the execution thereof? Stay tuned, the summer season is just starting to sizzle.