News That Is Not Happening

Posted by Iannucci | 7/27/2006 | 2 comments »
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It appears that remarks from Bobby Rahal printed by a writer for the Edmonton Sun have caused a proverbial tempest in a teapot. After Rahal was quoted as saying “Penske, Ganassi or ourselves are probably 50-50 odds” of going to Champ Car, much speculation surrounded a possible mass exodus from the IRL. Even yours truly tried to make sense of this.

But today, Chip Ganassi put the kibosh on the whole thing.

“Target Chip Ganassi Racing has no plans nor have we entertained any plans of leaving the Indy Racing League for any other league or organization,”

And Rahal himself responded to Ganassi’s response.

“RLR, as previously stated, intends to compete in the IRL IndyCar Series with multiple entries in 2007 and beyond.”

So, a whole lot of nothing. Stick a fork in this idea, and I sincerely apologize for any part I played in this whole affair.


  1. pressdog // July 27, 2006 2:49 PM  

    It could be that Rahal should just shut his pie hole when it comes to other teams. That's probably what Chippy said to him via cell-to-cell phone call.

  2. Iannucci // July 27, 2006 4:28 PM  

    Maybe Rahal was thinking that since he was in Canada, 50-50 actually was more like know, with the exchange rate difference.

    Or not. Just a theory.