Friday, July 16, 2010

Randy Moss Motorsports V.P. Says Reports Of Possible Sale "Inaccurate"

Randy Moss Motorsports Vice President Chip Wile denied that the team is on the auction block today, saying that no specific negotiations are ongoing, but admitting that “every team is probably for sale, at the right price.”

Sources tell Sirius NASCAR Radio’s Sirius Speedway with Dave Moody that talks have taken place between RMM and Turner Motorsports owner Steve Turner about a merger or outright sale of the team, which fields Toyota Tundras for veterans Mike Skinner and David Starr. Moss reportedly declined to assume a larger role in the financial operation of the team recently, leaving co-owner David Dollar to handle the day-to-day funding and operation of the team by himself, with Moss serving as little more than a figurehead.

While declining to comment specifically on those reports, Wile said Randy Moss Motorsports is in better financial shape than many on the circuit. “We have been very fortunate,” he said. “With support from Toyota, International Trucks, Zachry, Monaco RV, PC MILER Navigator, Exide Batteries and others, we’ve been able to weather these tough economic times better than most.

“Conversations happen in this garage all the time,” he said. “People are always talking about how to streamline their operations or make things more efficient. Mergers are one way to accomplish that, and we are always interested in talking to anyone who might be able to make our team better. But saying that we are actively shopping this team for merger or sale would not be accurate.”

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