Lack of sponsorship could shut down Swan Racing UPDATE3: Swan Racing [#26-Cole Whitt & #30-Parker Kligerman] issued the following statement Thursday afternoon: “Swan Racing is in the process of reviewing its current situation and the ability to continue to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The team has been unable to secure the kind of sponsorship required to effectively operate the team. As a result, the team management is exploring every available option. We hope to be in position to provide a detailed update in the near future.”(Swan Racing)(4-17-2014)
UPDATE: Team spokesperson Ramsey Poston told Motorsport.com that Swan is assessing its current situation. Other sources familiar with the situation said it’s unlikely that Swan will field more than one car — if any — for the Apr. 25-26 NASCAR events at Richmond International Raceway.(Motorsport)
UPDATE2: The Swan Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team released a number of employees today [Thursday] and may not compete in the circuit’s next race at Richmond International Raceway On April 26. Team employees were reportedly informed today that the team is suspending operations, and many of them are already seeking employment with other teams. Sources say there is a possibility that Whitt’s #26 Toyota could be absorbed into the existing BK Racing operation, if Swan Racing is unable to continue.(Godfather Motorsports)
UPDATE3: Swan Racing co-owner Anthony Marlowe tweeted on Thursday afternoon: “My mission is to ensure @ColeWhitt races in every #NASCAR Sprint Cup event this season.”(4-18-2014)
They’re all concerned about Cole Witt continuing to race, they never mentioned what would become of Parker Kligerman. Is he looking for work too along with the other laid off people?
The poor guy works his way all the way up to the Sprint Cup level, only to be shafted in his rookie season. That’s a shame.a