Friday, June 5, 2009

Penske's Saturn rocket

Could Kurt Busch and Helio Castroneves be tooling around on the track in a Saturn Aura soon? Well, probably not. But apparently their team owner, Roger Penske, will be doing exactly that. The Associated Press is reporting that Penske is poised to purchase the Saturn brand and dealer network from the troubled auto manufacturer General Motors GM would continue to make the Saturn cars into the near future, but Penske eventually would turn that task over to other automakers.

Now, I don’t expect Penske to start putting Saturns on the highbanks of Daytona, but I would not be surprised if he introduces the company’s name to the IRL. At one time, GM built engines for Indy cars and slapped the Chevrolet and Oldsmobile logos on the side of the cars. It shouldn’t be surprising if a car tycoon like Penske does the same exact thing.

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