MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Robby Gordon Motorsports is prepared to add a second Nextel Cup team in 2008, and team owner Robby Gordon said Friday that Johnny Sauter is a candidate, provided he can bring sponsorship.
"We're speaking with Johnny Sauter, who could potentially be available," Gordon said Friday at Martinsville Speedway. "It depends on sponsorship -- either sponsorship he brings or helps me find.
"It's hard to find [sponsorship] unless the sponsor says, 'That's my guy.' "
Gordon said his shop is ready to integrate a second team, and that RGM has nine Cars of Tomorrow completed.
Sauter, who currently drives the No. 70 Chevrolet for Haas/CNC Racing, is uncertain what his future holds. He said Haas/CNC officials haven't told him whether or not he'll have a job in 2008, but he figures it's pertinent for him to be out looking for future employment.
Green said he has a contract for 2008 that's an annual renewal, and hadn't yet been picked up for 2009.
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