We may finally know the answer to what Penske Racing will do for engines as the team switches to Ford for the 2013 season.
Mike Mulhern reports that Roush Yates co-owner Jack Roush “says Penske has decided to run Roush-Yates Ford engines next season.”
Penske will not be shutting down the 80-man operation he currently has but a sale to Dodge is still possible.
“Roger and I will cooperate on things that are in our common interests, and we will compete on things that reflect our need to be independent and justify our space on the race track. We’ve done the bulk of the work on the 2013 car; we did invite them to have a look at what we’ve done in concert with Ford, and made sure we had their blessing, along with the other Ford teams involved. The indication are — though I don’t know if the papers have been signed yet — that he will use our engines. He does have a few things he does different with his cars and the way the engines are mounted; so we’ll respect his experience and his package preference. Whether we wind up with the same package for all Ford cars or not is yet to be determined.”
There currently is no plan for Penske to become a parter of Roush Yates
Credit: Mikemulhern.net for original story