Obligatory Paul Tracy rumor

Posted by Iannucci | 6/19/2008 | 8 comments »
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As found by Dr Indy in the Edmonton Sun.

Tracy is also rumoured to be close to coming to terms with a sponsorship deal that would see him race in the Indy Racing League at the Rexall Edmonton Indy in July for Derrick Walker Racing.
Just so you know, there's nothing on the Walker Racing site that even remotely hints at an IndyCar series program. Yes friends, that means it's gotten so bad that Captain Crunch is now rumored to be driving for teams that don't really exist. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

UPDATE: Robin, breathlessly following the story, says Tony George is willing to commit a car to Tracy and Walker but ultimately it all comes down to finding sponsorship.

"Paul wants to do it, Tony wants to do it and I want to do it so now we're trying to make it happen," said Walker, whose longtime open wheel operation has been idle since the Champ Car finale at Long Beach last April.

"I've got a couple people in Canada up there pitching for us with about a dozen companies so hopefully we can come up with something in the next week or so."

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8 comments

  1. Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. // June 19, 2008 8:29 AM  

    Cavin & Kevin talked about that very possibility (an Edmonton + Walker one off) on last week's Trackside.

  2. Tabernerus // June 19, 2008 8:49 AM  

    I say it'll get done, even if it takes some Tony-bucks. It'll make the race SO much more marketable locally.

    And IF it happens, what a great sign, that Walker's still working to put something together.

  3. mmack // June 19, 2008 10:32 AM  

    It HAS to happen, if only to see Captain Crunch VS. The Princess of Pout in a no-holds-barred four wheeled 'rasslin match on the mean streets of Edmonton.

    C'mon, who here @ My Name is IRL.com wouldn't pay to see the aftermath of a Paul "The Crazy Quebecois" Tracy - Danica "Romper-Stomper" Patrick wall banging incident? Put Derek Daly in the booth to call it and it's FULL OF WIN!!!!!!!!!

    "Ooohhhh, and it's Danicker with a well placed foot to Tracy's shin! Paul's not gonna like that."

  4. pressdog // June 19, 2008 12:58 PM  

    It would be a good marketing move for the IRL, absolutely. Tracy brings instant personality. Too bad he's still holding out for a quality ride ... I'm sure him and Penske/AGR/TCG are THAT close to making a deal.

  5. mmack // June 19, 2008 2:28 PM  

    Too bad he's still holding out for a quality ride ... I'm sure him and Penske/AGR/TCG are THAT close to making a deal.

    I hear the sticking point is since Dixon gets free lamb for life for winning the Indy 500, Tracy is holding out for free tenderloins for life.

    'Cause you know, he's not racing for hamburgers and hot dogs.

    Just sayin'

  6. Grizzlor // June 19, 2008 8:28 PM  

    Paul Tracy decked out in Monster Energy apparel today, appearing on ESPN2's NASCAR Now. He was interviewed by Nicole Manske. He gave his usual spiel about being able to run in NASCAR. Also said that within the next few days, Walker and everyone else involved would decide whether to run Edmonton or not.

  7. Anonymous // June 20, 2008 7:13 AM  

    Paul Tracy: Don't need him, Don't want him.

  8. Anonymous // June 21, 2008 5:13 PM  

    Once I drove a race car, made it run
    Made it race against time
    Once I drove a race car, now it's done
    Brother can you spare a dime?

    Once I had a career on the run
    I drove hard on the climb
    Once I had a career, now it's done
    Brother can you spare a dime?