Monday, April 23, 2007

Frank Cicci Racing going out of business

I'm going to withhold posting any personal comments or opinions here. I don't know all the details, and posting my opinions on how and/or why this has happened would probably get me accused once again of trying to "make Masons look stupid." Or worse.

Frank Cicci began this season's NASCAR Busch Series with high hopes and a much ballyhooed sponsor: The Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction.

Three races into the season, the deal fell apart. We were never really told why. The heavily publicized Masonic driver, Brian Conz, didn't drive even once in a Busch Series Scottish Rite car.

Not even to the mid-season mark, Frank Cicci has shuttered his garage doors. After 20 seasons of NASCAR racing, he can't afford to field a car. Unless a sponsor shows up soon, he's out of business.

"We don't have the funding to go on," Cicci said. "We've got a good team, it's my 20th year, really good people, really good driver in Jay Sauter. We were just getting better and better. We just can't go on any more. It's a bad situation."

His racing cars are up for sale.

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