Chit Chat With Chip Ganassi

Posted by Iannucci | 11/09/2006 | 1 comments »
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This Q & A with IRL and NASCAR team owner Chip Ganassi from contains a surprising amount of open-wheel related questions. It’s definitely worth checking out, although given the tone of this off-season you probably didn’t need to read this.

Q: Do you have plans to test 2004 Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon in Cup or Busch this year?

Ganassi: We often talk about it. Dan knows that if he ever wants to, the opportunity is there for him to do it. He's one of the people that has a keen eye on Montoya to see what happens.

I know Dan has some goals he still wants to achieve in open-wheel racing. When he accomplishes those goals, we'll take another look at it.
Oh, man. I think I know how this conversation goes.

Ganassi: Hey Dan, you wanna drive a Dodge Charger?

Wheldon: Yeah right.

Ganassi: Come on, you’d make more money in NASCAR.

Wheldon: I’d get paid more in Formula One, Floyd.

Ganassi: Maybe, but Formula One doesn’t have Jamie Little.

Wheldon: Hmmm. Good point.


  1. Johnny Livengood // November 09, 2006 8:42 PM  

    now that's funny right there...