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Is James Finch, the iconic NASCAR team owner who loves to tweak powers-that-be, really ready to quit?

  Say it ain't so, James Finch (L, here with Brad Keselowski after winning last spring's Talladega 500 (Photo: Getty Images for NASCAR)

   By Mike Mulhern

   James Finch, the long-time construction man and veteran NASCAR team owner, who won his biggest race right here one year ago with Brad Keselowski, in that dramatic battle with Carl Edwards, may be ready to call it quits as a stock car man.
   Finch, renowned for being outspoken and his willingness to be politically incorrect, which has led to more than one tweaking with NASCAR officials, has a day-job as owner of Phoenix Construction, a Panama City, Fla., business that specializes in building airports. And Finch's latest construction project, the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, in Panama City, has been hit with a number of issues lately.
   Finch, who ran two different NASCAR Cup operations last season, one as a satellite operation for Rick Hendrick, with Chevrolets, the other, on his own, with Dodges.
   Earlier this year Finch lost Miccosukee as sponsor, when the Indian resort and casino operation decided not to renew.
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Finch is the kind of owner

Finch is the kind of owner the sport needs more of. That his teams are now for sale is lamentable.

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