NASCAR on Wheldon's mind

NASCAR on Wheldon's mind

There are 3 comments on the News Observer story from Jun 30, 2007, titled NASCAR on Wheldon's mind. In it, News Observer reports that:

“I really, really do enjoy driving IndyCar.”

Dan Wheldon loves to race, and a visit to NASCAR country with the IndyCar Series only highlights that passion -- and makes him think more about moving over to stock cars and getting to do just about all the ... via News Observer

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“YNWA”

Since: Jun 07

Greenwood, IN.

#2 Jul 5, 2007
Jr Burton Fan wrote:
I wouldnt be suprised if he was to replace Reed Sorenson next year in the #41 Target car. Not that Chip would fire Reed, but more of the situation where Reed will probably seek another destination after looking what Casey has accomplished after leaving Ganassi for Hendricks and he's already found victory lane and like Kyle Busch, with the shortage of available drivers, Reed would be in very high demand! Maybe he'd go to the 4th RCR car, maybe JGR would consider him for the #18 car, or he could be the fresh face that, like Kyle Busch, DEI would like to land to satisfy Bud to stay on the 8 car, i mean, he's still young and can appeal to the young market that Budweiser is after! And, if by some miracle, Ganassi was to land Kyle Busch as well, i think he'd replace David Stremme in the #40 Coor's Light car to compete against his brother, the Busch brothers in Lite Beer cars? It's not out of reality! I know i havent seen talent in the Coor's Light car since Sterlin and McMurray was in it, so that'd be refreshing!
When was Mcmurray in the 40 car? I thought he was in the 42 car. Sterling left that car and Stremme took over at the start of '06.
It would be good to see Kyle in the 40 car though and that is very likely. As far as Dan goes though it is highly unlikely in the near future. This is all fueled from a comment he made over a year ago when he said he MIGHT like to give a try one day. I think with all the Sam Jr. speculation right now it has resurfaced.

I think it more likely that Ryan Newman will be driving for Ganassi next year along with Kyle and Juan Pablo

“YNWA”

Since: Jun 07

Greenwood, IN.

#4 Jul 6, 2007
Jr Burton Fan wrote:
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In 2002, while leading the championship in Nextel, Sterlin Marlin was injured at a crash i believe in Kansas and apparently had fractured his vertebre in his neck and could not finish out the season when there was like six or so races left and they had already signed McMurray to a new third Ganassi team that would be startin at the beginning of the 2003 season so they went ahead and put McMurray in the 40 car and in his second start at the fall Charlotte race, McMurray won, so i always thought that was pretty cool.
As far as Newman, i figured if he left, that he might replace Greg Biffle in the 16 car. I know Roush was interested in him when his contract expired last time with Penske, which of course he renewed, and that Biffle would take either Yeley's ride at Gibbs or go to the 4th RCR car. And the driver i think will get the ax at Roush when he has to go to four teams will be David Ragan in the #6 car with the #6 goin to another team.
I think Wheldon could be very enticed to venture into Nascar. I know Juan Pablo's win could convince him that winning in a Ganassi car on the Nextel circuit is possible as well as if Sam has great success in the series as well, i think that could sell him on the move.
Thanks for clearing that up. I was not a big fan back in '02 so I was not aware of that.
AS far as the dan thing goes, next time I see him I will ask him and get back to you
nc1fish

United States

#5 Jul 8, 2007
PLEASE FIRE REED SORENSON, HE MAKES A TARGET OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE WHO CAN ACTUALLY DRIVE. THE
WORST I HAVE SEEN SINCE THE HEAT SEEKING MISSLES OF THE BODINE BROTHERS. PUT HIM IN A BUMPER CAR WITH NO ONE ELSE IN THE PARK. SOME DORKS CAN DRIVE- NOT THIS ONE.

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