Best wishes today for the three-time series champion and the all time leader in IndyCar wins - 19 of them in 108 starts. Born July 2nd, 1979, in Defiance, Ohio, Sam Hornish Jr should be having a ball today.
Unfortunately, it sounds like he's not in the best of moods. According the the Charlotte Observer, his bags are packed and he's nearly out the IndyCar door.
A full-time move to NASCAR for reigning IndyCar Series champion Sam Hornish Jr. seems all but certain.Not sure if that really advances anything we didn't already know because it doesn't really say much. However, Uncle Sam's words may speak a bit louder.
Hornish, a three-time Indy Racing League champion and former Indianapolis 500 winner, is expected to join the Nextel Cup Series full-time next season with Penske Racing, the Observer has learned.
Penske has a primary sponsor to field a team for Hornish, sources said.
"You feel like they don't need you sometimes," Hornish told PA SportsTicker. "They've got their stars. That's another reason why you might want to do something else."Excuse me while I start humming "Hey Jealousy".
Meanwhile, the intrepid Curt Cavin follow up on this (because that's what actual reporters do). According to Cavin, no decision has been made.
"Hand over my heart, we don't have any plans for Sam for next year," Penske Racing president Tim Cindric said. "Just like his real boss (his wife) just told you, even he doesn't know yet what he wants to do.Again, no news is somehow news. Weird.
"He's driving our Indy car until we tell you different."
At any rate, Happy Birthday Sam. Someone let us know if he's actually celebrating with a NASCAR decorated cake.
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