Ballew's statement on Andy Houston

Billy Ballew's statement concerning Andy Houston "Unfortunately for all us, Billy Ballew Motorsports and Andy Houston have parted ways. I want to make it perfectly clear to everyone that the only reason Andy and I are splitting is because of ...

Billy Ballew's statement concerning Andy Houston

"Unfortunately for all us, Billy Ballew Motorsports and Andy Houston have parted ways. I want to make it perfectly clear to everyone that the only reason Andy and I are splitting is because of economic reasons certainly not performance related concerns. Andy Houston is an outstanding person and a terrific driver. If there were any economic way for me to keep him at Billy Ballew Motorsports I would do so.

"We currently have some potential sponsor opportunities with Rich Bickle that we are ardently pursuing so that we can keep this team operating at the level it needs to be to remain competitive in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. At this point we will focus our energy on one truck, the No. 15, with Rich behind the wheel. We do not have the funding necessary to operate two teams at this time. If we did Andy Houston would still be with this organization.

"I wish Andy the very best as he pursues other driving opportunities and I would highly recommend him to any NASCAR owner looking to fill a driver opening. This is one of the more difficult things that I have had to do in my racing career but it is just a reflection of the current economic climate in Motorsports."

-bbm-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Rich Bickle , Andy Houston