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Penske Seeking Sponsor For Third Car, Hornish

[1]Penske Racing is still planning on running three teams next season, according to FoxSports.com [2]. The team of Sam Hornish, however, is dependent upon securing sponsorship.

In the 2010 season, Penske fielded three Sprint Cup teams and two Nationwide teams, including the team for the series champion, Brad Keselowski. Next season, Penske will field one Nationwide team.

At this point, Hornish will drive the No. 77 Penske Dodge in the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. The team is currently looking for sponsor so that it can continue to field that team beyond Daytona.

Hornish’s 2010 sponsor, Mobil 1, had to move from Hornish’s car due to an agreement the team signed with Shell Pennzoil [3] to sponsor Kurt Busch’s No. 22 Dodge next season. Mobil1 announced earlier this year, that it would move to Stewart Haas Racing’s No. 14 Chevy [4] with Tony Stewart behind the wheel.

In related news, Shell Pennzoil has released images of the 2011 No. 22 Shell Dodge to be driven by Busch. See images here [5].