Felix Sabates has disputed a claim stating that Rob Kauffman is close to purchasing his stake in Chip Ganassi Racing.
Felix Sabates, part owner in Chip Ganassi Racing’s NASCAR operation, disputed a published report Wednesday by Sports Business Daily claiming Rob Kauffman was close to purchasing Sabates’ stake in the team.
“I am not going anywhere,” Sabates told Motorsport.com. “I am having too much fun. Plus, I have unfinished business. I need to sit at the head table in Las Vegas.”
Citing industry sources, the SBJ report said Kauffman would purchase Sabates’ stake in Ganassi’s organization, which would cause Kauffman to drop his co-ownership of Michael Waltrip Racing.
Kauffman has partnered with Michael Waltrip at MWR since 2007.
MWR currently fields two fulltime Sprint Cup Series teams with drivers Clint Bowyer and David Ragan. Ganassi fields two Cup teams with drivers Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurrray.