Two things to note before you read this: First off Mr Judd is the top dog in the points standings (you knew that), and second Dario always signs one-year contracts - meaning he's a free agent.
Those two items together make him the obvious subject of this article, although it seems to have more than "rumor" status. Take it away Curt Cavin:
Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti has emerged as a possible replacement for Sam Hornish Jr. at Penske Racing if Hornish moves to NASCAR next season.
Penske officials are mum on the subject, insisting a decision on Hornish has yet to be made. But Franchitti did little at Nashville Superspeedway to squelch the speculation. (MORE from IndyStar)