31 July 2009

De Ferran Looking at IndyCar

While the rumors have long speculated that 2003 Indianapolis 500 winner Gil De Ferran would bring a two-car operation to the IndyCar Series in 2010, The Indianapolis Star's Curt Cavin delves into the topic more, talking with De Ferran in this week's "Pit Pass."

Maybe the key quote from the article:
De Ferran and [Honda Performance Development president Robert] Clarke believe they are on the verge of signing a sponsor -- perhaps Honda's Formula Dream program or one of the Apex Brazil companies -- to begin rapidly moving forward on their dream of fielding Indy cars.
Well, let's hope it happens. Though if De Ferran takes the Formula Dream sponsorship, the car count could only increase by one if Andretti Green did not find a new sponsor for a fourth car (something I have previously advocated). And who knows what will happen with Conquest Racing going forward, after they terminated their partnership with Rubicon Sports Agency.

Another tidbit in the article: De Ferran could be targeting Scott Dixon and/or Graham Rahal. Could be some fun times during the IndyCar offseason if De Ferran gets his program up and running soon.

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