Dodge not expected to return to Cup soon

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Don’t look for NASCAR to add a new manufacturer anytime soon.

Vice president of competition Robin Pemberton said during Friday’s “Gen 6″ test at Charlotte Motor Speedway that he doesn’t anticipate another manufacturer joining Ford, Chevrolet and Toyota in the “foreseeable future … the next year or two.”

Dodge pulled out of the sport after winning the championship last season with Brad Keselowski and Penske Racing, which moved to Ford in 2013. There has been speculation that Dodge might return in 2014, possibly with a premier team such as Richard Childress Racing that has fallen to third among organizations in the Chevrolet fleet.

Pemberton said the governing body periodically gets “cold calls” from potential manufacturers, but none that appear ready to join the sport in the next few years.

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