The namesake of Richard Petty Motorsports said Friday the Sprint Cup team is mulling its manufacturer options for next season, and a return to Dodge isn’t necessarily a slam dunk.
“I would say you’d have to talk to Dodge,” Petty said after a news conference at Kansas Speedway where STP donated $43,000 to the Victory Junction Gang Camp. “I don’t know. Right now I think they’re pretty confused because they got a plug pulled out of them and wasn’t really expecting it. I would imagine they’re going to have to sit down and have some prayer meetings to figure out really what they’re going to do. But I don’t know.”
Since Penske Racing announced March 1 that it would switch to Ford next year, there has been plenty of speculation about Dodge’s future in the Sprint Cup Series. The manufacturer unveiled its new 2013 Charger a week after the Penske news, but it hasn’t announced what teams might run its brand.