Roush Racing completes deal with Red Sox owner

Friday, February 9th 2007, 4:02 pm
By: News On 6

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ A group of investors led by Boston Red Sox owner John Henry has completed a deal to buy a 50 percent stake in the Roush Racing NASCAR team, a person familiar with the negotiations said Friday.

Although team owner Jack Roush is selling half of the team to the Fenway Sports Group, Roush will continue to run the team's competitive operations, according to the person, who requested anonymity because the deal has not been announced.

Both parties have scheduled a Feb. 14 news conference at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, a minor league facility near Daytona International Speedway.

Roush fields cars in the Nextel Cup series for Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Jamie McMurray, Carl Edwards and David Ragan, and has won series championships with Kenseth and Kurt Busch.