Even before the '69 Trans-Am season ended, Penske was in negotiations with AMC to drive Javelins
for the 1970 season. It certainly made sense from a financial standpoint since Chevrolet could only
offer technical assistance with no money to back it up. This report from National Speed Sport News
shows the Penske to AMC deal was completed two weeks after the last race at Riverside. The deal
for Dan Gurney to drive for Plymouth happened equally fast.
From Chris Economaki's editorial column, same issue of NSSN...
The same news is a little later coming out in the Competition Press & Autoweek issue. (Jon Mello Collection)