Team Penske Explores Supercar Entry

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Penkse is interested in Richard Petty Motorsports driver and former Supercar ace Marcos Ambrose as a possible V8 Supercars driver. (HHP/Alan Marler Photo)
Penkse is interested in Richard Petty Motorsports driver Marcos Ambrose as a possible V8 Supercars driver. (HHP/Alan Marler Photo)
Penkse is interested in Richard Petty Motorsports driver Marcos Ambrose as a possible V8 Supercars driver. (HHP/Alan Marler Photo)

According to reports on the website SpeedCafe.com, Team Penske is considering entering the Australian-based V8 Supercars Championship.

And if it does, it is interested in Richard Petty Motorsports driver and former Supercar ace Marcos Ambrose as its driver.

SpeedCafe reported that team owner Roger Penske and Team Penske President Tim Cindric have made multiple trips to Australia to explore the possibilities that were triggered by Penske’s purchase of the Western Star truck distribution business in Australia.

SpeedCafe asked Cindric if the team would be interested in Ambrose, the two-time Supercar champion, as its driver.

“I think that would certainly be intriguing to us and quite a few others,” said Cindric.
“But there’s a lot more to it than really a driver’s perspective. Would we be interested in that (Ambrose)? Yeah absolutely. We know Marcos and he knows us probably more so than the rest of the V8 paddock.”

Still, Team Penske’s entry in the series is far from certain.