This Q & A with IRL and NASCAR team owner Chip Ganassi from NASCAR.com 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?Oh, man. I think I know how this conversation goes.
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.
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.