Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Roger Penske calls move to Ford camp in NASCAR 'a home run'
Iconic motorsports owner Roger Penske was asked this week how he felt his first year back with Ford Motor Co. in NASCAR competition has gone thus far. He certainly seems pleased.
Here was Penske's complete answer:
"I’d say the transition to Ford has been a home run. The commitment from Ford Motor Company from top to bottom is something that we haven’t seen with many manufacturers, and certainly when we see NASCAR it’s a first-class organization. The support technically we get on the engine side with Roush Yates has been terrific, and, quite honestly, switching to the new Gen-6 car and also looking at going with a new manufacturer had a lot of challenges, but I think we’ve come together and we’re only going to get better," he said.
"Obviously, I wish we had both cars in the Chase. We had some reliability issues as we got towards the end of the season, but that happens in racing. Overall, we’re glad with where we are and we’re looking forward to the future.”