Real Headline: "Haas, George join forces"

Posted by Iannucci | 1/22/2007 | 1 comments »
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OK, it's not in open-wheel but it's unexpected to say the least. Considering all the vitriol Paul Newman holds towards Tony George, it's truly stunning to see his cigar-chomping business parter enter into any kind of arrangement with the George family. And yet, this is what we have reported from the IndyStar.

Carl Haas, co-owner of three-time defending Champ Car World Series champion Newman-Haas Racing, is partnering with Mari Hulman George, chairman of the board of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, on a Busch Series team.

The car will be driven by Kyle Krisiloff, 20, George's grandson. Running the program are Jim McGee, a longtime open-wheel chief mechanic, and Larry Carter, Haas' partner in a previous NASCAR operation.
That's one more drop of love in the merger bucket.


  1. pressdog // January 22, 2007 2:49 PM  

    Crazy. Next thing you know cats and dogs will be living together.