Dodge officials say the they will evaluate the future of their NASCAR program after Penske announced it will join Ford's ranks in 2013.
The move has led to uncertainty over Dodge's continued long-term presence in the Sprint Cup series with only Penske and Robby Gordon Motorsports currently running its Chargers. Penske's move follows switches from Chip Ganassi Racing and more recently Richard Petty Motorsports to Chevrolet and Ford, respectively, in the past two years.
"Dodge has enjoyed a successful partnership with Penske Racing for 10 years," said Ralph Gilles, president and CEO for the Dodge SRT brand and motorsports. "It's a partnership that has produced results for both parties on and off the track. Roger has made a business decision to accept an offer with another manufacturer. We wish Roger and Penske Racing much success in the future. We are committed to work with Penske Racing to compete at the highest level, win races and contend for championships this season.
"Our motorsports involvement isn't limited to NASCAR. We do value our NASCAR program and will be evaluating the opportunities available moving forward. As those opportunities materialize, we'll reveal our 2013 plans, not only in NASCAR but in other forms of motorsports."
Last year Dodge Chargers won five Sprint Cup series points races, plus the Budweiser Shootout and a Gatorade Duel. Both Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch represented the brand in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Series.
Dodge began its latest spell in NASCAR in 2001 with Evernham Motorsports, a team that was formed to lead the brand's return to the sport in 1999.