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Post by pennst24 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:50 am

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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by pepsibottle1 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:52 am

Back to the good ol' days Cool
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by day500champ1 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:53 am

Actually, it should be more along the line of Penske going back to Ford. Remember they were with Ford until after the '02 season.

Overall, it doesn't surprise me. Dodge hasn't had much success in the last couple of years in NASCAR.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by RealRacer4 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:54 am

What sums up about Chrysler.

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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by RACECAR on Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:11 pm

Did not seethis coming. This means that the one Dodge team is none other then...Robby Gordon. And unfortunately, we all know how thats going.

Yeah, Dodge in NASCAR = Dead.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by Cardinals5 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:24 pm

RACECAR wrote:Did not seethis coming. This means that the one Dodge team is none other then...Robby Gordon. And unfortunately, we all know how thats going.

Yeah, Dodge in NASCAR = Dead.

Look for RPM or another mid-tier team to switch to Dodge. Would not surprise me. Maybe BK Racing can get a Dodge deal Laughing
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by BWard on Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:34 pm

Have Chevrolet announce any plans for NASCAR in 2013 yet ?
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by RACECAR on Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:50 pm

Cardinals5 wrote:
Look for RPM or another mid-tier team to switch to Dodge. Would not surprise me. Maybe BK Racing can get a Dodge deal Laughing


I'll be very surprised if any of them do. Kurt Busch and Brad Keseloski are the only reason Dodge had any wins last year. I honestly don't believe Dodge even has the pockets the other three do to make it work anymore.

BWardboy88 wrote:Have Chevrolet announce any plans for NASCAR in 2013 yet ?

Not as far as I've been able to work. They've been pretty much silent on their car (Assuming they have one).


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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by RyanB06 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:52 pm

Anyone else see the irony in this considering our spy shots of the '13 Dodge came from Penske themselves?
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by racingfreak1999 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:53 pm

That puts the final nail in the coffin for Dodge. I had a feeling this would happen sooner or later.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by Blake Camphausen on Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:36 pm

RACECAR wrote:
Cardinals5 wrote:
Look for RPM or another mid-tier team to switch to Dodge. Would not surprise me. Maybe BK Racing can get a Dodge deal Laughing


I'll be very surprised if any of them do. Kurt Busch and Brad Keseloski are the only reason Dodge had any wins last year. I honestly don't believe Dodge even has the pockets the other three do to make it work anymore.

BWardboy88 wrote:Have Chevrolet announce any plans for NASCAR in 2013 yet ?

Not as far as I've been able to work. They've been pretty much silent on their car (Assuming they have one).
You honestly think the make that has won every title since 2005 isn't working on a car?
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by BWard on Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:39 pm

They should be sometime soon.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by Rykia on Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:04 pm

Sad
This disappoints me. Dodge is honestly probably my favorite manu in Nascar.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by BWard on Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:07 pm

Rykia_RKXK wrote:Sad
This disappoints me. Dodge is honestly probably my favorite manu in Nascar.

I agree with you. I really hoe Dodge don't drop out of NASCAR as they've been a very interesting factor in the sport.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by PYLrulz on Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:39 pm

RIP Dodge in NASCAR. You had a good run
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by RACECAR on Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:21 pm

Teleconference with Roger Penske about the move. For those wondering why he didn't go with Chevy since it they are together in Indycar:

“We thought it was time to evaluate other options. With Chevrolet, we’d have a hard time getting in that line with the teams already associated with Chevrolet.”

This most strikingly answers the question on the decision to switch:

“This wasn’t about money, I want to make that clear. The multiple-car teams have been the strength in NASCAR. We’ve been operating for the last 10 years with some support but alone. We needed to have a benchmark, and it will be good to have that additional technical information flow through the process."

Blake Camphausen wrote:
You honestly think the make that has won every title since 2005 isn't working on a car?

I say that in sarcastic tone just to exaggerate the silence on their new car.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by RealRacer4 on Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:18 pm

From Jayski:

Where does Dodge go in 2013? A new manufacturer in Cup?
Dodge will unveil its 2013 Sprint Cup car on March 11 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. However, the bigger question now is who will be driving Dodges next year? Robby Gordon Motorsports would be the lone team at this point after Penske Racing announced Thursday that it was moving to manufacturer Ford in 2013. But Dodge has also reached out to other teams, including Richard Petty Motorsports, according to owner Andy Murstein. "We received calls from several manufacturers today asking if they could meet with us," Murstein said. "It seems that while sponsorship is down, car manufacturer support is strong. That is probably due to the fact that the car companies are all doing significantly better these days than a few years ago. Thus Petty has been approached by several manufacturers recently. What's interesting is that while there are the usual suspects there is one new manufacturer that is trying to break into the sport. RPM's contract with Ford is up at the end of the season. Petty ran Dodges from 1972 to 1978. Petty Enterprises aligned with Dodge again when the manufacturer returned to NASCAR competition in 2001 through most of the 2009 season, then under the RPM banner. Earnhardt Ganassi Racing president Steve Lauletta said the company had not yet been approached by Dodge.(Fox Sports)

Have fun guessing on who'll be the next manufacturer joining NASCAR. Laughing

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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by pennst24 on Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:21 pm

Honda.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by Sparkz47 on Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:23 pm

BMW!

(A guy can dream, can't he? Laughing)
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by Blake Camphausen on Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:44 pm

VW was expressing interest last year...I say they are likey.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by Alta on Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:51 pm

Reliant Robin.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by BWard on Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:52 pm

Alta wrote:Reliant Robin.

excellent choice.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by pennst24 on Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:55 pm

Alta wrote:Reliant Robin.

Yugo.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by flyingturns89 on Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:57 pm

Volkswagen or Kia.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by RyanB06 on Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:17 pm

Trabant.






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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by navycook75 on Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:30 pm

TTE RB6

seriously though.... VW
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by Rykia on Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:25 pm

Mutsubishi (I hope) or Honda.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by Vincent Giacalone on Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:36 pm

Buick plz.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by antknee on Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:47 pm

Kia? Laughing Don't think that'll happen. Volkswagen has shown an interest and has been putting in the research. I see them trying to enter the fold. Possibly Honda, but most likely Volkswagen.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by MPatterson1724 on Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:40 pm

Mazda or Honda
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by flyingturns89 on Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:44 pm

There was a rumor in like 2006 or something that Kia might be interested in NASCAR. Absolutely nothing happened though. Just felt like throwing Kia's name in there for that reason. (And the lol's)
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by GamerAzuzu on Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:03 am

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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by flyingturns89 on Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:04 am

Oldsmobile Laughing
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by Sparkz47 on Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:31 am

I think the most likely candidates are either Buick, Honda, or Kia. But considering how silly season went, I wouldn't be too surprised if NASCAR threw us a serious curveball.

EDIT: Now that I think about it, I'd probably put VW in the place of Buick, consider Buick hasn't been active in motorsports since the early 90's, and VW has already expressed interest.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by flyingturns89 on Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:07 am

Schwinn. Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by tommykl on Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:29 am

RyanB06 wrote:Trabant.






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Moskvitch Razz
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by Alta on Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:36 am

This right here.

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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by pennst24 on Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:49 am

It's not Buick, because Buick is GM, and GM only wanted Chevy in NASCAR.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by f1fan12 on Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:35 am

Ferrari
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by BWard on Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:57 am

f1fan12 wrote:Ferrari

possible?
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by Tanrar on Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:08 am

Suzuki.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by RealRacer4 on Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:35 pm

Alta wrote:Reliant Robin.

Peel-50.

In all seriousness, I think VW or Honda might be the next manufacturer joining NASCAR.

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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by gwoodard41 on Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:58 pm

antknee wrote:Kia? Laughing Don't think that'll happen. Volkswagen has shown an interest and has been putting in the research. I see them trying to enter the fold. Possibly Honda, but most likely Volkswagen.

I would mind seeing the Kia Optima or Forte if Kia enters the ring.

VW Jetta or Passat.

Honda... it's iffy.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by BWard on Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:01 pm

I wish Pontiac rejoined NASCAR, they've been gone for way too long.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by Rykia on Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:03 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:I wish Pontiac rejoined NASCAR, they've been gone for way too long.

They won't because GM, who owns Pontiac, also owns Chevy.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by Ceej on Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:06 pm

And Pontiac has been discontinued, anyway -_-
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by BWard on Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:09 pm

oh gosh who else then? All that Dodge can do is hope that they can get in touch with another Sprint Cup team and ask if they can be their manufacturer for 2013.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by RealRacer4 on Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:11 pm

Alta wrote:This right here.


I can't see what you're trying to post here. Neutral

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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by Rykia on Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:21 pm

RealRacer4 wrote:
Alta wrote:This right here.


I can't see what you're trying to post here. Neutral

Broken link, Alta.
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Re: Penske to Ford in 2013

Post by TheRealNathNath on Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:41 pm

I swear, if Mitsubishi gets in with the Lancer Evo's Ill cry tears of joy. I hope VW or BMW can get in. Any foreign car, really.
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