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Hornish May Run First Five Sprint Cup Races Of 2011

Penske Racing owner Roger Penske is still seeking sponsorship for Sam Hornish Jr for 2011, according to SceneDaily.com [1]. The team is said to be seeking Nationwide Series sponsorship more than Sprint Cup Series sponsorship for the former open-wheel driver.

The team plans to have two cars next season in the Sprint Cup Series, the No. 2 of Brad Keselowski and the No. 22 of  Kurt Busch. The team also plans to field two cars in the Nationwide Series next season, a car for Keselowski, and a car for another driver.

The team has no sponsors lined up for Hornish next season, but because the team is in the top 35 in owner’s points, Hornish may run the first five races of the season because the team would be locked into those races.

Penske said:

We’ve got the ability to run in the first five races on the Cup side. So what we’re trying to do is, can we mix and match to get somebody in for us for next year.