I was announced last week that Quicken Loans was signing with Penske's IRL program. There is something about the Penske team that sponsors really like. I mean Miller Brewing Co. has been on a Penske car for as long as I can remember. They are one of the only primary sponsors that are on the car every week. Shell Penzoil is primary sponsor through 90% of all the races. So for whatever reason sponsors love Roger Penske and don't mind putting out the cash to fund his teams.
So my thought is this....... Roger said he was really thinking about signing Ryan to drive the 22 before the Burnt Toast deal was reached. Newman is with SHR with a one year deal. His future is up in the air, and lets face it he is the odd man out here at SHR. Things will only get worse for Ryan with the addition of Happy next year. So I am wondering if Quicken Loans sponsorship in Penske's IRL teams will spill over into their Cup team. QL must have been satisfied with Ryan's performance in 2012 to ramp up their sponsorship of him in 2013. So I'm wondering/ hoping if maybe PRS, QL, and Ryan Newman are already preparing for 2014? I am not sure how long Moldy Breads contract is for, but it wouldn't be the first time Penske had a three car team. Roger said Sam Hornish would be his next driver, but I'm sure if a fully funded driver like Ryan were to come about Roger would not hesitate to sign him.
Like I said I could be just wishfull hoping here. I really was hoping Ryan would have been signed to the 22 (even though I hate the colors and wouldn't be caught dead in an orange and yellow jacket or shirt) I do however love that car for some reason. I think that paint scheme works well with the lines and the body style of the new Gen 6 Fusion. Anyway back to my point..... It is highly unlikely that Ryan will be back at SHR in 2014 regardless of how well he does this year. I think he could win the Cup and still be handed his walking papers. I would like to think that any team in NASCAR would do whatever it takes to have Ryan in their stable. Roger Penske knows Ryan better than anyone out there. They have had alot of success together, and I wouldn't be surprised if Roger is making an early play for Ryan because as of now Ryan is the #1 free agent in NASCAR. I for one would love to see him back with Penske. Ryan and Brad would be my dream team..
So what do you all think of my theory?
I do wanna say I am tickled pink with the results of Ryan and the #39 team thusfar this season. I do believe it will be a great year.
GO #39 U.S ARMY CHEVROLET