VolkswagenMany people do not want companies like this to come to NASCAR because it's an american sport and we want american vehicles in the sport. Well technically Chattanooga, TN proves that Volkswagen can be American Made as they make the Passat in my backyard. I think the Passat would be a neat car to add to the NASCAR lineup. I think that if Volkswagen joined the NASCAR lineup then we could add a more diverse fan base including with the Germans, who already read this blog a ton. Imagine seeing some of NASCAR's top teams fielding VW's instead of Toyota or another car make.
In 2012 it was revealed about the new Generation 6 cars that would look a ton like the production car. That season Dodge won it's first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship since Richard Petty won it in 1975. Brad Keselowski would win his first title of his career but the Team Penske stable would announce a rebranding of Penske Racing along with the announcement of joining the Ford Stable. With no powerhouses grabbing Dodge it left the sport. I think it could return in the age of the charter with a driver like Robby Gordon or someone who has raced dodge's in the past.
What Has Been Said in the Front Office
Brian France was on SiriusXM Speedway with Dave Moody to talk about a variety of NASCAR topics. One of the things that came up was whether or not we would see a new manufacturer in NASCAR anytime in the near future. France seemed to be cautiously optimistic about the interest from outsiders in joining and the possibility of it happening in the “right” situation.
"There is some interest, and by a couple of different manufacturers and we would be open to that in the right conditions. I think a lot of the car companies are understandably looking at the terrific job that Toyota has done by partnering with NASCAR and the success and all the things that comes along with that. They’ve been an incredible success story for a car manufacturer looking to come into a sport that’s very difficult to come in, compete and win every weekend. But there’s an interest. And this is obviously the biggest opportunity in auto racing in North America."