Usually the authority on racing fiction is our buddy pressdog, but it seems now everyone wants to get into the act.
Now that Danica Patrick has stepped into the win column in the Indy Racing League -- too bad it had to come in the middle of the night in Japan -- the conjecture has begun about when she will switch to NASCAR.
If she wins Sunday at Kansas Speedway, the racing pundits will have her in that proposed fourth Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet faster than you can say oval. - London Free Press
Because if you were looking for a top-level stock car driver, you would naturally look to a driver who's 1 for 50 in a career as a top-level IndyCar driver.
ESPN.com's Marty Smith reported Wednesday that multiple sources close to Joe Gibbs Racing are saying that Tony Stewart has told Joe Gibbs that he would like to be released from the final year of his contract, which runs through 2009.
Just a guess, but my hunch is that Stewart wants to make another run or two at the Indianapolis 500, which means a return to his open-wheel roots. - The Grand Rapids Press
Just a guess, but my hunch is Smoke can't fit in the tub anymore. Methinks he's eating at Subway more than three times a day.
According to motorsport-total.com, (Rubens) Barrichello could be poised to hang up his Formula One helmet at the end of the season and head to the IndyCar Series in the United States to see out his final years. The Brazilian has apparently received an offer to join the crack Andretti Green Racing outfit - where he would link up with old friend Tony Kanaan and Motegi racewinner Danica Patrick - for 2009.
The report also suggests that the Brazilian could be half of a 'swap' deal that would see the Andretti name return to Formula One. Marco Andretti, son of former McLaren pilot Michael, has already tested on a couple of occasions with Honda and has made no secret of his interest in making it to Formula One - but he could face some stern opposition from other young hopefuls who have made their way up the conventional European ladder. - Yahoo! Sport UK
Somewhere an overworked AGR rep is weeping at the wave of inquiries this will add to a week otherwise filled with 24-hour Danicamania, and somewhere else Tony Kanaan is having quite a laugh.
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