Eunuchs of Unification, unite! PaddockTalk reports CCWS head honcho Kevin Kalkhoven was NOT in Montreal for yesterday’s Champ Car race, but was instead in (gasp) Sonoma! Perhaps he and IRL generalissimo Tony George were discussing ideas for the 2008 season, or perhaps they were simply debating their favorite Merlot. Either way, it should be noted that the Montreal race will probably be the last for Champ Car as now that neck of the woods has been claimed by NASCAR.
The Daytona Beach News has some more information on possible IndyCar testing at Daytona International Speedway. It seems that the testing IS intended to lead towards a possible IRL race, but the race would be on the Daytona road course. That probably makes more sense, as having IndyCars racing on the steep banks of the 2.5 mile oval would probably result in vertigo episodes like those CART (Champ Car) had at Texas Motor Speedway in 2001.
Lastly, a Silly Season update from Sports Illustrated on Andretti 3.0’s new best friend, Bryan Herta. It seems Mr. Judd let the cat out of the bag for the Invisible Man’s plans for 2008 yesterday.
"I think for sure all four of us will not be on the same team next year…I think Bryan has already chosen what he wants to do next year. It's kind of sad because we've built up such a good relationship."
This begs the question: who spins out late if Danica! is leading an race for AGR next season?