Interesting news out of Chip Ganassi Racing today.
Dario Franchitti is returning to the IRL to race for Ganassi, replacing Dan Wheldon who's leaving for a "very exciting opportunity for 2009." Coud it be a NASCAR gig? He's mentioned the possibility in the past, but I can't imagine he'd make the jump with Penske, which is basically the best available seat left in the Cup Series for 2009.
“Dan Wheldon has done everything this organization has asked of him. He was competitive from the moment that he stepped into the car for us back in 2006 and has provided Target Chip Ganassi Racing many highlights over his three years with the team. Dan is a class act both on and off the track and we wish him nothing but the best.”
"I have enjoyed these last three seasons with Target Chip Ganassi Racing, but will be moving on to pursue a very exciting opportunity for 2009.
"I want to personally thank Target and the whole Chip Ganassi Racing organization for the success and enjoyment we shared together. With that said, I will certainly miss my working relationship with Scott Dixon and wish him and the team all the best for this weekend at Chicagoland.
"I will be announcing my plans for next season in the near future. In the meantime I want to focus my efforts on winning the last race of the season. I wish the team well for 2009 and beyond."