Curt Cavin has an update today on Tony George determination to race at the 24 Hours at Daytona later this month - despite crashing and bruising his ribs during practice.
OK, but forgive me for saying "yeah, whatever" because later in the article Cavin happened to drop these little nuggets.
Sports car driver Milka Duno passed her Indy Racing League physical Tuesday.Hello! We haven't heard a peep about D&R for months amid speculation they maybe, possibly, could be, perhaps, going to Champ Car. Now all of a sudden it appears they are:
If Sarah Fisher lands a ride with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, as seems possible, the IndyCar Series will have three female drivers. Danica Patrick will drive for Andretti Green Racing.
Cahill's two drivers push the series total to 18 confirmed participants with at least two more expected, including Buddy Rice at D&R and P.J. Chesson at Fernandez Racing. The first race is March 24 in Homestead, Fla.
1. Staying in the IRL
2. Expanding to a two-car team
3. Signing Buddy Rice
4. Re-signing Sarah Fisher
Now Cavin does a fine job of giving himself some wiggle room, but if this is true then this is fantastic news. Although no one would expect this team to dominate by any stretch, the two-car testing would likely assist in making D&R more competitive in 2007. More importantly, it would retain two of most fan-friendly drivers the league has known.
I won't say any more unless an until this actually is announced, but if D&R returns in 2007 with sponsorship for both of these drivers then this is certainly a reason for excitement for both the league and its fans.
...and yes, I am intentionally avoiding any salacious comments relating to Milka's physical.