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.