And wouldn't you know it, the good folks at Team Penske might make the announcement right here in my backyard. Actually, two annonucements.
If Sam Hornish stays true to form, trusting team owner Roger Penske to all but make career decisions for him, the three-time Indy Racing League champion will be announced on Saturday night in Phoenix as the new third driver for Penske's Nextel Cup team.Now now, let's not make any SNAP decisions here, Roger. You should really take your time and thoughtfully consider all of your options, but just in case I'll be preparing a press bullpen outside of my cubicle here at work. I'll have complimentary Atomic Fireballs ready for anyone who attends.
Though Penske said Sunday a final decision would be made in next few days, he smiled, adding, "My inclination would be to go with him."
Penske said if Hornish goes to NASCAR, former IRL driver Ryan Briscoe, who has tested Indy cars for Penske, would move from the organization's American Le Mans Series unit to team with Helio Castroneves. (MORE from St Petersburg Times)
(And yes, I am aware that with all the posts about Sam and Helio this month it seems like I should be on the Penske payroll. What am I supposed to do - post more about Hideki Mutoh? Gomennasai.)