Thanks to reader Susan for the heads-up, from SpeedTV:
There still hasn't been an official announcement about NASCAR but Dario Franchitti will be testing one of Chip Ganassi's stock cars at Talladega later this month in preparation for the ARCA race on Oct. 5.Susan will also alert us when Dario is kicked out of an Applebees...or not.
"That's the plan," said Ganassi on Sunday night. "There's an open test on Sept. 27th so we'll run that and then come back for the race."
Ganassi didn't elaborate on Franchitti's future but the 2007 Indy 500 and IRL champion is expected to be named as the full-time Cup driver of Ganassi's No. 40 car later this week.
Seriously, if this is what Dario's doing then he needs to get out of the tin top at his first race, look Big Jamie Little or whoever in the eye and say "Wow. I feel like I'm in Highlander!" This simply must happen.