Penske/Gaughan make it official

Penske Performance, Inc., in conjunction with Jasper Racing has announced that Brendan Gaughan will run the No. 77 Dodge in the Nextel Cup series for 2004. Penske-Jasper Racing has signed a multi-year deal with Kodak to sponsor Gaughan's run...

Penske Performance, Inc., in conjunction with Jasper Racing has announced that Brendan Gaughan will run the No. 77 Dodge in the Nextel Cup series for 2004.

Penske-Jasper Racing has signed a multi-year deal with Kodak to sponsor Gaughan's run for 2004 Rookie of the Year.

Gaughan, the talented up-start from Las Vegas, Nevada, finished fourth in Craftsman Truck series points in 2003, after one of the closest battles in series history. He is also the 2002 Rookie of the Year in that series.

"I am thrilled to get this opportunity and thankful to so many people," said Brendan Gaughan. "I appreciate the confidence that Kodak and the Penske organization have shown in my abilities. I can't wait for the 2004 season to begin."

Jasper will remain an associate sponsor on the No. 77; the company has served as the primary financial support for that team over the past thirteen years. Kodak, which has sponsored the No. 4 Morgan-McClure machine for eighteen years, will remain as an associate sponsor with the No. 4 team.

Gaughan joins Penske Racing's finest, Ryan Newman and Rusty Wallace as a teammate.

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