Harvick to Penske?

UPDATE Kevin Harvick is rumored to be under consideration for a ride with Roger Penske next season, possibly now the driver to take Rusty Wallace's ride. But Harvick's contract with car owner Richard Childress is reported to run through the end of 2006. Winston Salem Journal 02/06/05 The biggest question facing owner Roger Penske this season is signing someone to take Rusty Wallace's place after he retires at the end of 2005. The most obvious answer, of course, is Jamie McMurray, who is already in the Dodge camp and dating Wallace's daughter and driving Wallace's Busch cars. But McMurray is still under contract to Chip Ganassi, whose rivalry with Penske is well-known and who is not going to give up his own No. 1 driver easily. Penske shies away from even talking about McMurray. "I will tell you at this point I have not even had one conversation with Jamie McMurray about driving on this race team," Penske insisted. "Yes, he would be a great driver, but he's already under contract with Chip." One name that has just come up on Penske's tentative list, according to sources, is Kevin Harvick, who has been driving for Richard Childress since Dale Earnhardt's death in 2001. Miller Brewing, a longtime Penske-Wallace sponsor, has been pressuring the team for more results, in light of the impressive performance by Bud-sponsored rival Dale Earnhardt Jr. In fact, Miller execs, according to sources, have wanted Penske to bring Ryan Newman, Wallace's teammate – sometimes estranged teammate, as at the moment – into the Miller sponsorship fold. More at the Winston Salem Journal

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