ESPN.com is bringing out the big guns for opening week, as Danica Patrick's chat today will be followed on Tuesday by motorsports heavyweight John Oreovicz. Now before you scoff at that, might I remind you of Mr Oreo's words on this very site in January before the unification announcement.
"The split has dragged on long enough now, and has created enough damage, that the sooner it comes to an end the better. If Champ Car ceased operation today, it would not result in an immediate influx of 17 additional cars on the IRL grid. But it would create an additional six to ten quality entries that would put the field size back to where it was in the ‘80s and ‘90s. A 26-car field is a hell of a lot more credible (and entertaining) than an 18-car field." – John Oreovicz, 1/21/2008That's right, he called his shot right on at 26 cars. Bravo Mr Oreo, or should we say Mr Oreocle? Chat is Tuesday at 3pm EST.