Ralph Gilles Officially Announces Withdraw from NASCAR [Video]
However, just as things were starting to take the shape of production cars in the NASCAR scene, Dodge has officially announced they are pulling out after the 2012 season is over. The announcement came straight from SRT Motorsports Ralph Gilles, who said the decision was made because they couldn’t find a suitable partner to replace Penske Racing, who now sides with Ford.
Earlier in the week, Penske also made an official statement saying they would stop making those Dodge engines and will switch to working on Roush-Yates for the 2013 NASCAR race cars. Gilles refers to Penske as their once-stop-shop for motorsports, and hints that they aren’t going to come back for the seasons following 2013.
Instead, they are putting their efforts in ALMS, rallycross and other sports. Watch his full statement below!