There's probably some irony, coincidence, or both involved here. In 2002 Paul Tracy lost what appeared to be an Indy 500 victory after race officials determined he made a pass of Helio Castroneves after the final yellow flag warning locked the positions for drivers.
Today, while Helio waits for a jury to decide his future, word comes from TSN that Paul Tracy will, for the first time since that '02 race, be returning to race at Indianapolis this year.
When the entry list for next month's Indianapolis 500 comes out this week, Paul Tracy's name is likely to be on it.The intrepid Curt Cavin adds more.
The "Thrill from West Hill" is expected to confirm a deal with KV Racing to enter one of their cars in this year's race as well as several other IndyCar events, most likely the Canadian stops in Edmonton and Toronto.
KV's full-season driver is Mario Moraes. It is still possible that the team owned by Kevin Kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser could have an additional car in the 500, either driven by Townsend Bell or Oriol Servia.Both sources indicate a presser is scheduled for this Friday.
I don't think many people would argue that Tracy would be a fine addition to Field of 33, but I'd like to ask him to strongly consider bringing the wrestling mask. If only for media day.