IRL founder trying to get ride for veteran Tracy

Jul 5, 2008 Full story: cbs.sportsline.com 14

Paul Tracy has been conspicuous by his absence this season in the wake of the unification of the two American open-wheel series.

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Since: Aug 07

Sterling, IL

#1 Jul 5, 2008
This is a good thing for his fan base and media I suppose.

Since: Feb 08

Cany

#2 Jul 5, 2008
I'm surprised there hasn't been a lot of discussions yet, I meant, that's one heck of news for me personally, and I'm sure it's good for the Canadian fans too, they will likely have 2 events at least next season, but only one Canadian out there at the moment.
Fred

Savage, MN

#3 Jul 7, 2008
Tracy is dangerous and is famous for crashing; chances are pretty good that even if he does get in a couple of races; he'll take himself out and probably others too. He's an expense guy to have on your team; lot's of wrecked cars and equipment.

Since: Aug 07

Sterling, IL

#4 Jul 7, 2008
and his personality sucks
Paul Tracy Fan

Surrey, Canada

#5 Jul 7, 2008
Yuo guys are all nuts. Tracy brings class and excitement to what otherwise is a bunch of inexperienced wannabees.
Amy

Barto, PA

#6 Jul 8, 2008
Then how come he doesn't have a job?*laughing*
bad boy billy

Meridian, ID

#7 Jul 10, 2008
I think Paul Is a great guy. I followed his career along with the Unser's.
Paul dig's mt. bike's. I got to say hello to Paul last year in his garage
at the portland circuit and he was very cordial. It's a blood sport
remember ? And Paul is Wild , what is wrong with paul folks ?
Hehe

Greenfield, IN

#8 Jul 12, 2008
Amy wrote:
Then how come he doesn't have a job?*laughing*
Washed up done, bye Paul, he he.
ccws

Eugene, OR

#9 Jul 12, 2008
you "i am indy" dorks have no respect for champ car drivers...what has prince Marco done this year?...or, you want to talk about someone that really sucks look at AJ IV...Paul Tracy is aggressive but who wants to watch some pussy race an indy car...If he gets a ride you can bet it will be fun to watch...If you haters cant take some competition Go watch the hillbilly races with Dario and Sam (because if you dont like competition you will LOVE nascar).
wasseattle

United States

#10 Jul 13, 2008
Tracey and Patrick on the same track!!! SCARY!
roadracer

East Orange, NJ

#11 Jul 13, 2008
the reason he doesnt have a job is because his former champ car team did not make the jump to the crappy series known as irl...open wheel cars were not ment to race on ovals, and obviously the idiots in the irl (not the champ car drivers) cant even drive left and right under caution without wrecking, not to mention those cars have to be some of the ugliest looking things that have ever raced on a track
ccws

Eugene, OR

#12 Jul 13, 2008
Its funny ...all the haters live near ovals...what are you afraid of?
Rhodes

Great Falls, MT

#13 Jul 13, 2008
There are really open wheel fans who think Paul should not get a IRL ride? Alot of fans say he is dagerous and a "has been", and that he should hang it up. But dose anyone really think that he would not do a better job than drivers like: Marty Roth, Joka Duno, EJ Viso, Foyt IV, and a list of drivers that show up to races now and then. Like him or hate him. PT brings attention to the sport, via driving or drama. Ether way he he is a exciting driver that will help make US open wheel racing more popular and bring dollars to the sport to help build a better product.
May the IVth be with you

Bensenville, IL

#14 Jul 14, 2008
I'm primarily an IRL fan but PT would just be another reason to watch the races. I do think that at this late date in the season he is demanding a little too much since he hasn't had a ride offer better than this one.

Granted, Vision isn't a top tier organization (even though his car would technically be run by Walker) but is he really in a position to be choosy? Let's see how he does first before he starts making demands. A contract with a modest base salary and incentives is probably the way he should go.

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