Maybe they should phone a friend

Posted by Iannucci | 2/19/2008 | 2 comments »
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The intrepid Curt Cavin - and others - are keeping themsleves busy today. Now he's reporting that unification has come down to a multiple choice question for Champ Car owners. Who Wants To Be An IndyCar-illionaire?

The four owners of the Champ Car World Series could decide the fate of the Indianapolis-based series today, but one of them offered a word of caution.

Paul Gentilozzi doesn’t expect to see very many, if any, Champ Car teams in the Indy Racing League this season.

“I don’t know of a Champ Car team that is a go,” Gentilozzi said today. “(One owner) told me he’d run (the Indianapolis 500), but he will not run the season.”

Gentilozzi said Champ Car’s owners have a document in their possession to vote on, and a decision could come as early as today. Bankruptcy is among the options they could consider. Gentilozzi did not discuss the document’s details, but it likely centers on bankruptcy of the series they purchased in 2004.

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If I may be so bold as to offer a lifeline to these folks, allow me to do so with three simple words: Vote for Helio!

2 comments

  1. mmack // February 19, 2008 12:11 PM  

    Paul Gentilozzi doesn’t expect to see very many, if any, Champ Car teams in the Indy Racing League this season.

    So, let me get this straight: Paulie G-String, who has killed one racing series outright (Trans Am), and has a hand in the death of a second series (CCWS), feels he has the inside scoop on "What's Goin' On". As if anyone would tell him the truth.

    Paulie, do us ALL a favor and cash in your share of CCWS and run off to Las Vegas so you can stuff fivers down a pole-dancer's skivvies.

  2. John // February 19, 2008 4:33 PM  

    There's a really good article on espn.com that includes a video of an interview with Vince Welch talking about the "merge".

    http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/news/story?seriesId=1&id=3253353