Lack of funds may sideline Villeneuve

Lack of funds may sideline Villeneuve

There are 39 comments on the TSN.ca story from Feb 15, 2008, titled Lack of funds may sideline Villeneuve. In it, TSN.ca reports that:

“It has been frustrating and disappointing.”

Jacques Villeneuve will be hard pressed to compete in next week's Sprint Cup race in California following his failure to qualify for this weekend's Daytona 500. via TSN.ca

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“Is that Banjo Music I hear ...”

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#21 Feb 21, 2008
Sessions wrote:
I'm surprised Canadian companies won't come to the party as sponsors. JPM has slowly been working his way forward. His exposure for Texaco and Dodge
has presence in the field even if is mid pack.
JV has all the talent of JPM, and some. It's time in getting a handle on drafting and other Nascar techniques. I hope we get to see more of him in the near future. Being dead in the water with his talent and age is very sad indeed.
He is a very exciting driver to watch when he has competitive equipment.
Canadian companies are all too busy trying to be PC, and motor racing is so evil, it's just not green enough. So the poor bugger has to rely on US sponsorship. It just shows how fickle the Canadians are, they show such great patriotism and support for one of your better sportsmen, way to go Canada.
Sessions

Coquitlam, Canada

#22 Feb 21, 2008
What's happened to just racing ? It seems politics has entered into everything these days. I hate thinking something rotten has travelled all the way from Denmark to Nascar.
JV has been very humble while at Nascar, giving up positions after qualifying,
and putting in sincere effort in an attempt to gain acceptance. I hope these jesters are recognized and gets the required sponsor money.

Since: Feb 08

Dresden

#23 Feb 21, 2008
Maybe the problem was that JV was not convincing sponsors that he was 100% comitted to Nascar- I mean he's doing the Le Mans 24 hour and a few other things so could not do the full season anyways. Maybe he should really decide what he wants to do and where he wants to go- then maybe he cna persuade a sponsor to go with him- I think he'll be back but maybe next year.

Since: Aug 07

Fort Thomas, KY

#24 Feb 21, 2008
Sessions wrote:
What's happened to just racing ? It seems politics has entered into everything these days. I hate thinking something rotten has travelled all the way from Denmark to Nascar.
JV has been very humble while at Nascar, giving up positions after qualifying,
and putting in sincere effort in an attempt to gain acceptance. I hope these jesters are recognized and gets the required sponsor money.
I'm not giving up, he should come back to Indycar :) Why not in the meantime I know he doesn't want to be there full time but I'd like to see what he's got after all this time. Indy!!!!!

Since: Feb 08

Dresden

#25 Feb 21, 2008
Indycar- nope he did that. He'll be great in Nascar I'm sure and he'll be back.
VTX

Peace River, Canada

#26 Feb 21, 2008
siberianlady wrote:
Indycar- nope he did that. He'll be great in Nascar I'm sure and he'll be back.
With Indy Car and Champ car reuniting, we can hope for the resurgence of high level road racing (or at least open wheel) in North America. If the reunion works, they will need World Champions to draw the crowds and JV would be GREAT in this series. Can you imagine the interest he would generate racing in a place like Edmonton, Mexico City or Long Beach?
Sessions

Coquitlam, Canada

#27 Feb 22, 2008
Looks like a tentative agreement between Champ Car and Indy Car has been reached for 2008.
Will JV end up there ? I think not. He's been there and done that. Nascar or back to Europe is his only future as a driver in my opinion.
LeMans for sure, DTM maybe.

Sessions

Since: Aug 07

Fort Thomas, KY

#28 Feb 22, 2008
VTX wrote:
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With Indy Car and Champ car reuniting, we can hope for the resurgence of high level road racing (or at least open wheel) in North America. If the reunion works, they will need World Champions to draw the crowds and JV would be GREAT in this series. Can you imagine the interest he would generate racing in a place like Edmonton, Mexico City or Long Beach?
I hope to God it will be good racing and drivers, it's a dream come true for me :) I want them to bring back bump day at Indy and Quals. I think JV would see it as stepping down to go back to Indy in a way. I hope he gets back to racing soon, real soon. I wanted him in Nascar so bad, I'm not giving up yet!

Since: Aug 07

Fort Thomas, KY

#29 Feb 22, 2008
Sessions wrote:
Looks like a tentative agreement between Champ Car and Indy Car has been reached for 2008.
Will JV end up there ? I think not. He's been there and done that. Nascar or back to Europe is his only future as a driver in my opinion.
LeMans for sure, DTM maybe.
Sessions
Finally they reached an agreement, the press at the airport said that KK left on a plane. I about died, then they said they worked something out I thought don't let that man leave Indy please!!!!! But it's all good now.

Since: Aug 07

Fort Thomas, KY

#30 Feb 22, 2008
I hope Barry Green can help, I still don't know where's he's been all this time? F-1 ? I mean Green of course.

http://www.nascar.com/2008/news/headlines/cup...
BSP

Canada

#32 Feb 25, 2008
siberianlady wrote:
Maybe the problem was that JV was not convincing sponsors that he was 100% comitted to Nascar- I mean he's doing the Le Mans 24 hour and a few other things so could not do the full season anyways. Maybe he should really decide what he wants to do and where he wants to go- then maybe he cna persuade a sponsor to go with him- I think he'll be back but maybe next year.
You hit the nail on the head siberianlady.
BSP

Canada

#33 Feb 25, 2008
Lets go racing wrote:
I hope Barry Green can help, I still don't know where's he's been all this time? F-1 ? I mean Green of course.
http://www.nascar.com/2008/news/headlines/cup...
I hope so to, but I think the damage is already done, 10 years of bad calls is hard to rebound from.
Sessions

Coquitlam, Canada

#34 Feb 25, 2008
Has anyone heard anymore on the JV saga ? Any idea where he's hanging his hat ? He's got 2 or 3 hundred million tucked in his mattress, why not carry his seat on the Bill Davis Race Team for a couple of races and see if things improve. That has to be chump change especially if it works out for him.
Sessions
Sessions

Coquitlam, Canada

#36 Mar 1, 2008
Jacques, I hope you read these comments. Here's a tip that you should take to heart. H&M of Europe is making it's thrust into the U.S. market. You most likely know this, but if you don't, you should approach them for sponsorship.
Their clothing line is super big with the youth of the World and your style fits their image to a T. The two of you could sell millions of dollars worth of clothing with the exposure Nascar would give to their products. If anyone knows JV personally and reads this, please pass this info on to him or get a hold of me. A Jacques Villeneuve racing line would work very well in H&M's collection.

A long long time fan, Sessions

Since: Feb 08

Dresden

#37 Mar 1, 2008
He's taking time out to record an album...............
bob

Sudbury, Canada

#38 Mar 10, 2008
Only one driver from ANY country ever won the Indy 505....Jacques...Period.

Since: Aug 07

Morris, IL

#40 Mar 10, 2008
Also of note that year is that Robby Gordon came in 5th and the late Stan Fox ran that year and had the worst accident I've ever seen in person. Oh and Lynn St. James. I could go on and on.

“Just love F1”

Since: Oct 07

Benavidez, Tigre

#41 Mar 10, 2008
bob wrote:
Only one driver from ANY country ever won the Indy 505....Jacques...Period.
Who won in 2000 ?
Sessions

Coquitlam, Canada

#42 Mar 11, 2008
Bob Sudbury,
Others from outside the country have won the Indy 500 not the 505. As of late Jimmy Clark and Graham Hill of England came over to win it. I'm sure there may have been others. Montoya of Columbia also comes to mind, but maybe you consider him a hometown boy ?
Freebird,
Skinner sure should be able to qualify the car, he's had how many umteen years of experience. But he also failed in his !st attempt and had to go home for California, maybe Jacques wouldn't have, who's to say ?

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