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NASCAR Cup: Brian France talks new manufacturers

Brian France (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

Brian France (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

By AMANDA VINCENT

When NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France called into the “Tradin’ Paint” show on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Wednesday, he discussed a variety of topics, including the possible introductions of additional manufacturers into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

“There’s two that have shown a lot of interest and are examining just how you go about it,” France said. “It’s hard to do. It’s hard to come in and get the right teams. They all want to come in and compete at a very high level as fast as they can, which makes the challenge even harder. There are two and we’ll see how it plays out. Our preference would be to be able to add one more. Interestingly, the other car manufactures are open to that, too. They’d like to compete, themselves,  with one another and take a lot of pride in that. My hope is that, as soon as it can work out, we’ll add a fourth. We’ll have to see how that goes.’’

NASCAR top series included four manufacturers as recently as 2012 when Dodge was a part of the landscape, along with current competing manufactures Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota. Despite winning that year’s Cup Series title with Team Penske and Brad Keselowski, Dodge pulled out at 2012 season-end.

In the years since, popular speculation has had Dodge returning to the series, most recently fed by comments made by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne in December. Dodge, though, has since, shot down that speculation, claiming a return to NASCAR would be “too complex, and more importantly, too expensive,” according to a report from TheDrive.com.

France would not say, specifically, the manufacturers with which NASCAR was having discussions.

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