One day after Best Buy announced that it was moving its sponsorship from Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Ford to Roush Fenway Racing and drivers Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth, Penske Racing has announced that driver of the No. 43 AJ Allmendinger will take over driving duties of the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Dodge in 2012.
Penske Racing announced that Todd Gordon will be crew chief for the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Dodge in 2012.
Penske Racing’s decision to “mutually” part ways with tumultuous driver Kurt Busch proves that sponsorship dollars drive NASCAR.
Kurt Busch is reportedly out at Penske Racing, according FoxSports.com, citing multiple reports, including a story in the Charlotte Observer. Busch will be replaced in the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Dodge next season following a season of high profile outbursts and meltdowns.
Drew Blickensderfer to serve as crew chief for Jeff Burton and the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevy in the Sprint Cup Series in 2012.
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Roush Fenway Racing president Steve Newmark said that he expects to field three teams in 2012. That means David Ragan, most likely, will not be back with the team.
UPS has announced that they will move from Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 6 car and driver David Ragan to the team’s No. 99 car, driven by Carl Edwards for 2012.
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David Ragan has been given permission to speak with other teams by Roush Fenway Racing. He could be headed to TRG’s No. 71.