Sunday, June 10, 2007

Penske: No decision on Hornish in a third Penske Cup car for ‘08

Nextel Cup team owner Roger Penske said that said rumors of Indy Car driver Sam Hornish, Jr moving to a third Penske Cup entry are premature and that no decision has been made.

“We haven’t made any commitment on [a third team] at this point,” Penske said Sunday prior to the Pocono 500. “There’s lots of speculation. Sam has run some Busch races, is going to run ARCA in fact at Michigan next week. We’ve got a lot of moving parts right now, and I’m not committing to a third team at this point at all.”

As far as Hornish possibly making his Nextel Cup debut in the Allstate 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Penske said that won’t happen.

“We need to go to the Brickyard with the 2 [of Kurt Busch] and the 12 [of Ryan Newman] and execute there,” he said. “We don’t have a car. We need to go with our two best guys there and let him complete his season. We’re done in September [with the IRL], which gives him a lot of time to run some races, which would give him a real opportunity to see where we are.”

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