Phoenix Racing owner James Finch told SiriusXM's NASCAR channel Tuesday that driver Kurt Busch either needs to "get his mind right" or the team will be forced to find a new driver.
"I don't want to give up on the talent Kurt has," Finch told The Morning Drive. "He's one of the best drivers there. He's got some problems he needs to work through, and hopefully he can do that. If he can't, then I've got to go forward."
Busch was suspended by NASCAR on Monday after threatening a SportingNews.com reporter following Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Dover.
Finch said he would meet with Busch next week to discuss the situation and urge Busch to keep his temper under control in the future.
In the meantime, Finch said it "looks like" David Reutimann will drive the No. 51 this weekend at Pocono while Busch sits out.
When – and if – Busch returns to the team, Finch said, the driver "needs to get on track and go forward."