Penske to pull the pin on Supercars

Penske to pull the pin on Supercars?

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Sunday 28 June 2020

Team Penske won’t commit to its involvement in the Supercars in Australia beyond the end of the current season, it has been reported overseas.

The rumours of the US racing super team’s imminent withdrawal have been persistent for several months.

A report form Autosport said there has been ‘a reluctance from the team's US base to publicly commit to the category beyond this season - particularly given the uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic.’

Team Penske president Tim Cindric told Autosport: "With everything that is going on in the world it is probably a better conversation in a few months.

"Like many teams, we feel we need more time to better understand where Supercars is headed and the effects of this pandemic before we make too many comments about 2021 and beyond."

Some would say Penske, which joined forces with DJR, has little left to achieve in Supercars, with two teams' titles, two drivers' titles and a Bathurst 1000 win. And headline driver Scott McLaughlin is likely to join the IndyCar circus next year, if the pandemic will allow. All the signs are pointing in the direction of a Penske withdrawal from a series that has no clear future, particularly after the axing of Holden.

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