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Penske to Ford in 2013

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  1. bajafox

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  2. AZracefan

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    Looks like RG gonna have to make another move. chevy???
     
  3. TRichards

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    Why move? This puts him into a better negotiating position. Dodge is coming out with a new car 1n 2013. Its obvious they are not packing it in so RGM needs to get their foot in the door and get more support next year. With Dodge money he could probably expand to a 2 car team. Any other manufacturer RGM is the bottom of the food chain so he might as well stick it out.
     
  4. Offspring

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    The other 3 manufactures are so deep with so many teams, a mid-tier team from one of them will jump ship in a heart beat. RG has nothing to offer them.
     
  5. bajafox

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    Maybe Petty?
     
  6. dezertdoug

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    Heard Petty is not in good enough financial shape to take on this task. This was a huge topic on XM yesterday. Nobody knows who is in the catbird seat to take over the reign. RG does not have dept or money to. Baldwin is bery happy with ECR engines and chev. MW and JGR wont leave toyota and Hendrick, Childres and Chip wont leave Chevy. Well know the Ford guys arnt going anywhere they have been there since there beginning. So who can? Takes a solid team with depth and money.
     
  7. Chris Tobin

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    One possibility is that Dodge puts some more $$$ into RGM and they bring in a second or maybe even third car and driver. At the Fast Five movie premier in Richmond, VA last year there were Dodge officials there that were VERY happy with RG and RGM! There are quite a few decent drivers this year that are with fledgeling teams so RGM could pick up one or two of them like David Reuiteman (sp) or Brian Vickers just to name two...

    Another possibility that unfortunately is probably more likely, Dodge will drop out of NASCAR. This would force RGM to switch brands yet again. Hopefully bach to Chevy where he could lease ECR or HMS engines and buy chassis from HMS like most of the other Chevy teams that are not RCR or Ganasi...

    And yet another, is that Dodge stays in Nascar with minimal support and RGM stays with Dodge and one or two other start and park teams sign on with Dodge, but this does not benefit Dodge or RGM so I hope this one does not happen.
     
  8. pdailey

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    Is Penske still going to build their own motors?
     
  9. Chris Tobin

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    They haven't decided yet. Personally I think they will. If they don't then they are no better off then any of the other 2nd tier Ford teams. If they want to content for Championships I think they will need to build their own engines, this will also push RFR to build better ones too!

    Do they run your pumps?
     
  10. pdailey

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    Yes they do. I'll shoot an email over to them and get the scoop.
     
  11. Chris Tobin

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    Insider info, very cool Pat!
     
  12. AZracefan

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    That was my first thought of what would happen. Even during qualifying today D.W was metioning that the Penske switch may effect RGM. RG had a huge to to give him a hand, now there leaving, unless a new team comes in
     
  13. AZracefan

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    RG had a huge team to somewhat give him a hand.
     

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