In a story that keeps evolving Sporting News reported today that Harry Scott Jr has filed a law suit against fellow co-owner of Turner Scott Motorsports Steve Turner. Yesterday it was first reported that Turner Scott Motorsports would shut down its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams but Scott later in the day ended that rumor by saying two of the three full-time teams would race on Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Sporting News obtained documents today that Scott filed a notice of suit Wednesday in North Carolina Superior Court and asked for an extension of time to file a complaint against Turner. Now Scott has 20 days to file the suit.
Scott became a partner with Turner in December 2012 to turn Turner Motorsports in Turner Scott Motorsports.
According to Sporting News Scott alleges that Turner has mismanaged the team's funds and especially has not held up the end of the ownership that he was obligated to. The documents also stated that Scott will ask for the appointment of a receiver to run the team to allow it to continue operations.
Turner was the owner listed for the No. 30 entry in the Truck Series for Ron Hornaday Jr and the four-time champion was sitting fourth in the points entering this weekend but now he will not race. According to Frontstretch.com Turner was funding that truck out of his own pocket even though many fans might remember Rheem being on the truck for numerous races this season.
According to several sources, Rheem was on the truck only for show, with no actual funding coming into TSM from the company. According to Fronstretch.com one source said Rheem's colors were on the No. 30 as a thank you to the company for backing James Buescher's championship effort in 2012 for Turner Motorsports. Buescher is the son-in-law of Turner but has since moved to RAB Racing with Rheem as his sponsor in the Nationwide Series.
Turner has not been responding to reporters about the situation so his side of the story remains to be seen. Turner Scott Motorsports certainly is in flux right now but at least this weekend we know that Ben Kennedy and Cameron Hayley will race trucks for the team in Canada and Kyle Larson and Dylan Kwasniewski will race in the Nationwide Series race in Atlanta.
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