Dodge Pulls Out of Nascar

By Community | August 8, 2012

Dodge have announced that the manufacturer will not be returning to the NASCAR organization in 2013.

This news may not be entirely unexpected and the announcement may not be entirely voluntary. The only team using a Dodge Penske Racings, for sale has already announced that the team will be switching to Ford for 2013. This left Dodge out in the cold for 2013.

Though there had been speculation that Dodge may try to find another team, it now appears that this is not the case. 

Dodge has a long history with NASCAR racing. In the 1950s through the 1970s, the Dodge Charger was a track regular and was driven by some of the legends. Richard Petty snagged a few wins in a Dodge during his stellar career. His father Lee Petty also got a couple of wins in a Dodge. Junior Johnson loved the new Hemi engine when it came out in the 1960s. Buddy Baker and Charlie Glotzbach broke records in the Dodge Daytona. From 1977 until 2001, Dodge was not involved with the NASCAR organization. When the manufacturer returned to the organization, Dodge racked up 29 wins.