Graphic courtesy of K-Automotive Motorsports
K-Automotive Motorsports is happy to announce that Brian Keselowski will be back on the track in the NASCAR Sprint Cup No.92 Chevrolet, at Michigan International Speedway, on Sunday, June 19, 2011.
Keselowski said in a recent statement: “Making the decision to leave Dodge and go with another manufacturer was a hard decision to make but as an owner I need to think of what is best for the team & the company and it’s what I need to do to try and make races to keep racing and pay the bills, so that is why I’ve made the switch. While I am not happy about parting ways with Dodge, I am looking forward to our new venture with Chevy. Maybe in the future I’ll be able to work with Dodge again but for right now, Chevy is the way we’ve chosen to go & I’m hopeful this will benefit all involved”.
K-Automotive Motorsports is also happy to announce the return of Melling Engine Parts as a proud sponsor for Keselowski’s No.92 Chevrolet at Michigan International Speedway. The Melling’s family have a long history in NASCAR starting when owner, Harry Melling of Melling Tool, sponsored Benny Parsons in 1979. The team began in 1982 with driver Bill Elliott by sponsoring Elloitt’s #9 Ford that season. Throughout the years the Melling’s have endured the ups and downs of racing with various drivers and sponsors and ultimately closed it’s doors on their No.92 race team during the 2003 season and sold their shop to Arnold Motorsports.
Source: K-Automitve PR
I can hear Earnhardt Sr. screaming from beyond…
Reports out of FoxSports and ESPN.com have Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing possibly switching to Ford’s for the 2011 season. Although Ganassi’s NASCAR drivers Jamie McMurray and Juan Pablo Montoya failed to make the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup field, the pair has delivered wins this year.
Ganassi stands to benefit through the support the company would receive from Ford both on a financial and technological basis. When it comes to top order at Chevrolet, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing lulls far behind Hendrick Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing and Stewart-Haas Racing, who shares an allegiance with Hendrick. At Ford, Ganassi would be second only to Jack Roush. The area that would hit Ganassi the hardest would be the loss the company’s partnership with Earnhardt Childress Racing Technology engines (ECRT) currently one of the top programs in the garage.
Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing also say there are no plans to leave Chevy, in part because of the long-standing relationship Earnhardt has had with General Motors.
Yet, if it isn’t true or if Earnhardt Ganassi Racing are not considering to accept what Ford is offering, an announcement was due at about the time Talladega came around.
Sources with the team say that Ford’s offer is better financially than what Chevy can provide and expect a decision on Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing’s possible move from Chevy to Ford by the end of this week.