Penske Celebrates 50

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ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Ryan Newman and Rusty Wallace will be commemorating Penske's 50th NASCAR Winston Cup victory by driving special paint schemes in this weekend's Pop Secret 400 at North Carolina Speedway.

Newman, who won the 50th race at Michigan Speedway in August, will have his No. 12 ALLTEL Dodge painted to replicate the 1973 American Motors Matador that Mark Donohue drove to Penske's first win.

In 1991, Wallace scored his first of 36 career wins with Penske, when he drove to victory lane at Bristol on April 14, 1991. Wallace drove the black and gold Miller Genuine Draft colors to a majority of his wins, so fittingly he will bring back the popular colors this weekend on his Miller Lite Dodge.

"The number 50 is a real big number for own team," said Wallace. "I know when I was hunting my 50th victory it was real important. Getting my 50th victory was cool. When Ryan was able to get the 50th win for Penske Racing this year in Michigan, it was real important. We're excited to be able to celebrate it. I'm real proud to be a part of it."

Both cars will also carry the Penske 50th win logo.

David Donohue, son of the late Mark Donohue will also be part of this weekend's activities. Bobby Allison, who won four times for Penske between 1974 and 1975, will also be in attendance.

Qualifying for the Pop Secret 400 is scheduled to begin at 3:05 p.m. ET. Sunday's 400-mile, 393-lap race is set to take the green flag at 1:00 p.m. ET. The event will be televised live on TNT TV and MRN Radio will feature live radio coverage.

More Special Schemes
Along with Newman and Wallace a number of driver's will have special paint schemes this weekend. Bobby Labonte will have the "Victory Lap" tribute to R.J. Reynolds on his Interstate Batteries Chevy. Former NASCAR Winston Cup champion Benny Parson will also pay tribute to Winston by driving a specially painted No. 72 Chevrolet in Pre-race activities on Sunday. Casey Mears will have Target House on the Ganassi Dodge, while Jeff Green will sport the colors of the race sponsor - Pop Secret on the No. 43 Petty Dodge. Kyle Petty will have Victory Junction Gang on the No. 45 Georgia Pacific Dodge.

Penske Racing Winston Cup Win List

Year Date Race Track Driver Car
1973 01/21 1 Riverside Intl Raceway Mark Donohue Matador
1974 11/24 30 Ontario Motor Speedway Bobby Allison Matador
1975 01/19 1 Riverside Intl Raceway Bobby Allison Matador
1975 04/13 8 Darlington Raceway Bobby Allison Matador
1975 09/01 21 Darlington Raceway Bobby Allison Matador
1991 04/14 6 Bristol Intl Raceway Rusty Wallace Pontiac
1991 07/21 16 Pocono Intl Raceway Rusty Wallace Pontiac
1992 09/21 22 Richmond Intl Raceway Rusty Wallace Pontiac
1993 02/28 2 N. Carolina Motor Spdwy Rusty Wallace Pontiac
1993 04/04 6 Bristol Intl Raceway Rusty Wallace Pontiac
1993 04/18 7 N. Wilkesboro Speedway Rusty Wallace Pontiac
1993 04/25 8 Martinsville Speedway Rusty Wallace Pontiac
1993 07/11 16 New Hampshire Intl Rusty Wallace Pontiac
1993 09/11 23 Richmond Intl Raceway Rusty Wallace Pontiac
1993 09/19 24 Dover Downs Rusty Wallace Pontiac
1993 10/03 26 N. Wilkesboro Speedway Rusty Wallace Pontiac
1993 10/24 28 N. Carolina Motor Spdwy Rusty Wallace Pontiac
1993 11/14 30 Atlanta Motor Speedway Rusty Wallace Pontaic
1994 02/27 2 N. Carolina Motor Spdwy Rusty Wallace Ford
1994 04/24 8 Martinsville Speedway Rusty Wallace Ford
1994 06/05 12 Dover Downs Rusty Wallace Ford
1994 06/12 13 Pocono Intl Raceway Rusty Wallace Ford
1994 06/19 14 Michigan Intl Speedway Rusty Wallace Ford
1994 08/27 22 Bristol Intl Raceway Rusty Wallace Ford
1994 09/18 25 Dover Downs Intl Rusty Wallace Ford
1994 09/25 26 Martinsville Speedway Rusty Wallace Ford
1995 04/23 8 Martinsville Speedway Rusty Wallace Ford
1995 09/09 24 Richmond Intl Raceway Rusty Wallace Ford
1996 04/21 8 Martinsville Speedway Rusty Wallace Ford
1996 05/05 10 Sears Point Raceway Rusty Wallace Ford
1996 06/23 14 Michigan Intl Speedway Rusty Wallace Ford
1996 07/21 17 Pocono Intl Raceway Rusty Wallace Ford
1996 08/24 22 Bristol Motor Speedway Rusty Wallace Ford
1997 03/02 3 Richmond Int'l Raceway Rusty Wallace Ford
1998 10/25 31 Phoenix Int'l Raceway Rusty Wallace Ford
1999 04/11 7 Bristol Motor Speedway Rusty Wallace Ford
2000 03/26 6 Bristol Motor Speedway Rusty Wallace Ford
2000 07/23 19 Pocono Raceway Rusty Wallace Ford
2000 08/20 22 Michigan Int'l Speedway Rusty Wallace Ford
2000 08/26 23 Bristol Motor Speedway Rusty Wallace Ford
2001 04/29 10 California Speedway Rusty Wallace Ford
2002 09/15 27 New Hampshire Int'l Ryan Newman Ford
2003 03/30 7 Texas Motor Speedway Ryan Newman Dodge
2003 06/01 13 Dover Int'l Speedway Ryan Newman Dodge
2003 07/13 18 Chicagoland Speedway Ryan Newman Dodge
2003 07/27 20 Pocono Raceway Ryan Newman Dodge
2003 08/17 23 Michigan Int'l Speedway Ryan Newman Dodge
2003 09/06 26 Richmond Int'l Raceway Ryan Newman Dodge
2003 09/21 28 Dover Int'l Speedway Ryan Newman Dodge
2003 10/05 30 Kansas Speedway Ryan Newman Dodge
Total Wins = 50

Penske-Kranefuss
Year Date Race Track Driver Car

1998 06/21 15 Pocono Raceway Jeremy Mayfield Ford
2000 04/30 10 California Speedway Jeremy Mayfield Ford
2000 06/18 15 Pocono Raceway Jeremy Mayfield Ford
Total Wins = 3

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