Penske Has The Power
Arguably bigger than anything that happened on the track over the weekend was an off-track development bound to impact the sport for years to come. In the days leading up to NASCAR’s return to Pocono, Team Penske announced it has re-signed Brad Keselowski to a multi-year contract that will keep him with the organization through at least the 2019 season (the exact terms of the contract were not disclosed). Meanwhile, the organization also announced it is adding a third team in 2018 for newcomer Ryan Blaney, who is currently competing for the Wood Brothers in a car prepared in part by Team Penske as part of the technical alliance that the two Ford organizations share. With Joey Logano already locked down at Team Penske for many years to come, it’s safe to say there’s not another NASCAR team where the immediate future appears to be any more certain or promising.