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.
After it was announced that Shell would sponsor Penske Championship Racing’s No. 22, Kurt Busch has announced that he has signed a five-year extension to remain with Penske through 2015. He says that Shell was only interested in signing with Penske if Busch was behind the wheel.
ESPN is reporting that a source said that Richard Childress Racing has discussed a deal with Budweiser to replace Shell/Pennzoil, which just announced it is leaving the team at the end of the season. With Kasey Kahne leaving Richard Petty Motorsports to join Hendrick Motorsports, Budweiser is said to be looking to move to another team. Recently, [...]
Following the reports that Shell/Pennzoil would leave Richard Childress Racing and driver Kevin Harvick to join Penske Racing and driver Kurt Busch, SceneDaily is reporting that Shell will become the official oil of Penske, meaning Mobil 1 will leave the team. ExxonMobil issued a statement indicating it would partner with another team next year.
Jayski is reporting that Jack Daniels may not return to Richard Childress Racing’s No. 07 next year. This follows rumors that Shell Pennzoil and Kevin Harvick might leave the team, despite both being under contract next season. If JD leaves, maybe Casey Mears moves to the No. 29 with Shell, and RCR releases Harvick. Of course, [...]