Torn between two owners

Posted by Iannucci | 9/27/2007 | 4 comments »
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Remember that bit about Dario Franchitti running in an ARCA race next weekend? Yeah, probably not gonna happen. Looks like Mr Judd will be in Atlanta that weekend for a Petit Le Mans race – racing for Andretti Green.

Dario Franchitti's plans to kick off his stock car career with Chip Ganassi Racing in two weeks' have been put on hold because of the Scotsman's contractual commitments with Andretti Green Racing.

Chip Ganassi has been working on a deal to try to get Franchitti some stock car experience as soon as possible, with the aim of having him well-prepared to drive for his team in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup.

However, negotiations have apparently hit a stumbling block as Franchitti is still under contract with AGR, has further commitments to the team, and an early release from his obligations has not been reached. (MORE from
Nothing like Michael and Chip playing hardball, leveraging the current Indy 500 champion against each other. It's strictly business, of course.


  1. Anonymous // September 27, 2007 11:49 AM  

    It's strictly business

    "Dario, you're my driver and I love you. But don't ever take sides with anyone against the Andretti Family again. Ever"

  2. Anonymous // September 27, 2007 1:29 PM  

    Anthony Fedele might have to pay a visit to CG-R; make 'em an offer they can't refuse.

    Strictly business, or course... ;)

  3. Anonymous // September 27, 2007 4:52 PM  

    Money resolves everything. And enough money waved in front of Michael Andretti will get Dario released before the end of his contract. Don't forget just one short year ago, with Chip Ganassi, JPM and McLaren. The only issue will be how much Chip is willing to spend.

  4. Anonymous // October 02, 2007 5:41 PM  

    Dario you will be much more respected at Chip Ganassi Racing. Michael once again couldn't seperate Car owner, Dad and friendship. He needs to realize he just lost the next "big" thing. Sorry Mike.