Camara thinks he'll be driving an IndyCar

Posted by Iannucci | 7/17/2007 | 2 comments »
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This may or may not be related to the possible departure of Dario Franchitti from AGR at season's end, but if that domino falls this one might be lined up behind it. From the wonderfully-named Crash.net:

Indy Pro Series front runner Jamie Camara claims he will step up to the IndyCar Series next season, although he refused to divulge as to who it will be.

“Everything is kind of happening right now for next year. We already have something that we are working on for next year. Right now I can't and I'm not going to give any details about it. But I can say that things are looking good for next year, and I think I'm going to be driving an IndyCar next year.

“I'm in the position that I have to wait for an opportunity, so if something comes up at Andretti Green, I'll be happy to take it, and if something comes up on a different team, I have to take it. I can't choose right now where to go. I wish I could do that, but I can't. I'm not in a position to do that. Any opportunity that would come up, I would take it for sure.”
One has to wonder how reliable this report can be since they misspelled his name (it's Jaime, not Jamie), but after a series record 37 starts Camara really doesn't have much left to prove in the IPS. He hasn't exactly dominated, but then again maybe he's just getting bored or frustrated at not being "developed" in a timely fashion.

UPDATE: There's a pretty good story on Camara in the Mount Vernon News today. Tony Kanaan is pretty much talking up his friend as much as he can.

“I mean, I could brag about that in Iowa and Homestead and some other races, he came from the back to the front like I used to do, and I could say I taught him. But no, I just try to tell him what to do, and Michael Andretti is always with him, as well,” said Kanaan. “The guy is getting better every day, although the results don’t show. He’s a great teammate to have on the IndyCar side. He does all the tests for us, and we benefit from it many times. And he kept doing that this year, and we’re definitely making progress on our setup because of him.” (MORE)

2 comments

  1. Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. // July 17, 2007 9:52 AM  

    I am all about the IndyPro drivers getting full-time rides in the IRL. But I'm also all about having a field larger than 18 drivers.

  2. john clerk // July 17, 2007 5:46 PM  

    Jennifer, last night i had a dream...Tony Stewart returned to the IRL to win the Indpls 500. Why? TG doubled the 500's prize money.

    Scott Sharp won $50,400 bucks in Nashville last week.. was that enough to cover transportation? Those transports use a lot of petrol. Diesel's cheaper than unleaded, but not by much.

    $50,400 big ones?

    Ashley's dog kennel bills are more than that (well, it's possible!!). ;)

    The only way to a big field is to pay big bucks. The only way to get big bucks is to have a lot of fans. The only way to have a lot of fans is to have a big field. The only way to have a big field is to pay big bucks..... ad nauseum...

    We're trapped, trapped I say!