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Penske Wants To Keep Hornish In 2013
Posted By Michael J Smith On September 6, 2012 @ 3:08 pm In Asides,Nationwide,Sprint Cup | No Comments
Following Penske Racing’s announcement of the signing of Joey Logano to drive the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford  in the Sprint Cup Series in 2013, that left Sam Hornish, the team’s current driver in a state of limbo.
Hornish, who took over driving duties of the No. 22 after AJ Allmendinger was suspended for failing a drug test , drives for Penske full time in the Nationwide Series, and was considered for the No. 22 next season.
But, with the addition of Logano, Hornish’s future seemed a little less certain. But, Penske still wants to keep Hornish around.
On a conference call, Tim Cindric of Penske, said that they would like to put Hornish in a third Cup team, if sponsorship can be found, or at the very least, keep him full time in the N’Wide series.
That would certainly be our first preference, a third full-time Cup car. It’s pretty late in the season. The potential we had for that in terms of sponsorship, they haven’t come to fruition yet. I think you’ll see him in a couple [Sprint Cup] races for sure. We haven’t been able to build on that. We haven’t been able to get more than a couple races at this time. As far as a full season Nationwide, that’s what I envision happening for sure.
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 Joey Logano to drive the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford: http://lead-lap.com/2012/09/04/source-logano-to-join-penske-racing-in-2013/
 suspended for failing a drug test: http://lead-lap.com/2012/07/10/allmendinger-suspended-for-failing-drug-test/
 Penske Racing Releases Allmendinger: http://lead-lap.com/2012/08/01/penske-racing-releases-allmendinger/
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