Franchitti Making A Move To NASCAR

The Associated Press has learned that Dario Franchitti's much-anticipated move to stock cars will begin Friday with an ARCA race at Talladega Superspeedway.

According to a person familiar with the negotiations, the 2007 Indy 500 winner and IndyCar Series champion has agreed to a multiyear deal to replace David Stremme in the Number-40 Dodge for NASCAR's Chip Ganassi Racing.

An official announcement is expected Wednesday at Ganassi's race
shop in North Carolina. Ganassi's Nextel Cup stable already includes another former open-wheel star, rookie Juan Pablo Montoya.

Ganassi said Sunday that he was close to a deal with Franchitti's open-wheel team, Andretti Green Racing, to get the 34-year-old Scot out of his contract, which ends December first.

An Andretti Green spokesman says the team has no comment on
Franchitti's move.


We encourage commenting on our stories to give you a chance to express your opinion. We rely upon the online community to report abuse. Repeat violators may be banned from posting comments. CLICK HERE for the guidelines for posting comments. powered by Disqus