Phoenix Racing changes number to 51

Phoenix Racing has arrived in Kansas with their familiar”Thank a Teacher Today” paint scheme from the program of primary sponsor Security Benefit but the number adorning the car has changed from #09 to #51.

Owner James Finch said that the team had been thinking about changing back to the #51 for some time but since this weeks race was in Kansas, and Topeka is the headquarters of Security Benefit, this week felt like the right time.

It was also announced that the car will carry those colors for the remainder of the season and Security Benefit will now also be featured on the teams transporter and crew uniforms.

Phoenix Racing last used the #51 in 2001 with Jeff Purvis.