Penske Racing announced that Todd Gordon will be crew chief for the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Dodge in 2012.
Sam Hornish Jr used a two-tire pit stop to win the Wypall 200 Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway, while Elliott Sadler’s title hopes ended.
Sam Hornish Jr will drive in at least 10 Nationwide Series races this season, according to FoxSports.com. Hornish will drive a Penske Racing entry in series starting with the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway. Chad Walters will serve as crew chief.
Penske Racing is still planning on running three teams next season. The team of Sam Hornish, however, is dependent upon securing sponsorship.
Penske Racing owner Roger Penske is still seeking sponsorship for Sam Hornish Jr for 2011, according to SceneDaily.com. 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. [...]
With two teams set for next season, Richard Petty Motorsports team owner Richard Petty hasn’t ruled out the possibility of fielding a third Sprint Cup entry next season.
Kevin Harvick, polesitter for the Coke Zero 400 due to qualifying being rained out, won the wreck-filled restrictor plate race at Daytona International Speedway. On a green-white-checkered finish, Harvick drove by teammate Clint Bowyer for the lead, then held off Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne to win.
Roger Penske, owner of Penske Racing, indicated that Sam Hornish Jr will return to Penske’s three-car Sprint Cup team in 2011, according to SceneDaily. With Mobil 1 leaving at the end of the season, thanks to a deal with Shell Pennzoil, Penske would need to find a sponsor to re-sign Hornish.
Kevin Harvick, who hung in the back most of the day, broke his 115-race winless streak by beating Jamie McMurray to the finish line by 0.011 seconds in the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Ever wonder what it would be like if NASCAR teams drafted drivers like players are drafted in the NFL? I did, so I decided to use a convoluted system to determine where drivers would end up if there was a draft today.