Originally Posted by Stubbs1911
...the year Dodge decides to pull out of NASCAR is the year they have someone in serious contention for the championship. Shame, really.
Dodge didn't plan on leaving NASCAR they were hoping to expand with the
new car and maybe another team, they got screwed by Roger Penske when
he decided to switch to the blue oval camp. Penske is the only builder of
Dodge Sprint Cup engines right now and even if Dodge secured another team
you can't have your competition building your engines. Dodge thought about
building the engines themslelf and selling them to the teams like what Toyota does with Gibbs and Michael Waltrip Racing but the start up cost would be astronomical.