Spotted on the grid of the Centennial Indy 500 were Hendrick Motorsport decals on the wings of two Team Penske Racers. The decals were on the inside rear wingplate on Will Power’s #6 Dallara Honda and #12 Ryan Briscoe's Dallara Honda.
This leads to speculation of an alliance of Penske and Hendrick in IndyCar especially due to the entry of Chevrolet engines into the open-wheel series in 2012.
Penske officials are keen to add Simona de Silvestro to their team but are having financial issues with three cars and would not comment on why HMS decals were on the two cars.
An alliance with Hendrick, a big Chevrolet dealer, could help. And remember, Ganassi now has two-two car teams with Dixon and Franchitti, Rahal and Kimball. A Penske Hendrick Alliance could work like Ganassi’s two teams.