Report: Danica! Done with RLR

Posted by Iannucci | 7/17/2006 | 1 comments »
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I'm sitting here typing an entry on what I think is going on with Danica! when I was just notified of Breaking News...

So Damn Indy (SDI) is reporting that and "unimpeachable source" is definitely leaving Rahal Letterman Racing at the end of the season. I don't know who qualifies as "unimpeachable" (anyone other than Bill Clinton?) but this doesn't seem too much of a strech to believe. Danica! wanted a more competitive team and Rahal may be planning to bring his son Graham into the fold next year.

If Danica! has indeed informed RLR that she has no interest, then it says she has already reached a verbal agreement to race for a more competitive IRL team next season. She has said she wants to continue in the IRL in the near future, and a more competitive team means either Penske or Ganassi, perhaps Andretti Green - and that's it. No one else (save perhaps one-car team of Panther) can put a car on the track that can win, and considering Danica! knows she's worth more as a winner to the IRL, MASCARA and any sponsors then presumably her fourth place performance this weekend has convinced a top team to bring her onboard.

BTW - If you haven't already checked it out, then link over and bookmark SDI. He's a true IRL fan with a colorful yet comprehensive approach to reporting. Be sure to check out the live blogging on race day - it's a real hoot.


  1. Anonymous // July 17, 2006 2:15 PM  

    Thanks for the link and the kind words, buddy. This is absolutely true--will be fun to see when and how they announce. TJ and the gang are quite clever....