Pink Lloyd goes solo

Posted by Iannucci | 6/10/2009 | 2 comments »
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This just in from Alex Lloyd's twitter account:

So I have decided to leave Ganassi Racing. I need to explore my options and get into a race car and to do that I need to be a free agent.

CGR have worked hard to find funding and I appreciate their efforts, I need to get back behind the wheel and this gives me my best chance.
In 2007 Alex utterly destroyed the Indy Pro Lights series, winning 8 of 15 events and finishing in the Top 5 an eye-popping 13 times. It seemed to be a huge step for Lloyd's career when he agreed to a development contract with Chip Ganassi, but other than a few Gran-Am races all it developed for Alex was two starts in the Indy 500. Well, that and a VERY pink firesuit.

Maybe the fact that Dan Wheldon left and Alex was not promoted into his spot played into this. Maybe the activities behind Robin Miller's recent proclamation that Scott Dixon might be leaving TCGR and replacements being considered are not named "Alex Lloyd" sealed the deal. Speculation aside, all the best of luck to Lloyd in his search for employment.

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  1. Brad // June 10, 2009 7:57 AM  

    I hope he is able to land something. Some thoughts have come to my mind about this are:

    The rumor of Scott Dixon going to Gil De Ferran's new team if and when he starts would leave an opening.
    Also heard along with that Chip was scouting Justin Wilson for his spot so where would that have left Lloyd?

    If Alex is making the move to leave TCGR, he must have something lined up. Maybe not in IRL, but somewhere. It's pretty bold to leave a team in this season of sidelined drivers. (even if you are a backup)

    best of luck and hope to see him back!

  2. Dale Nixon // June 11, 2009 5:44 AM  

    Pink leaves Floyd.