Sunday, September 6, 2009

Danica To Stock Cars In '10

Well, kinda. According to stock car reporter Ed Hinton, Danica is close to signing a deal with Stewart-Haas Racing to run multiple Nationbusch, Truck, and ARCA races in 2010 all while competing in the full Indycar Series schedule.

Currently Stewart doesn't have Nationbusch, Truck, or ARCA equipment, so she would probably be farmed out to either Dale Earnheart Jr. or Kevin Harvick's teams.

This could be the best possible situation if your an Indycar fan when it comes to Danica's 2010 plans. She'll still be running Indycar where shes the face of the Series, and she'll be gaining new fans in stock car land. Will a stock car fan flip over to an IRL race to see "one of there own" run, I don't know, but it can't hurt.

I still expect Patrick to sign with AGR in the near future, but I think we've found the reason DP's not signing with Ganassi....

(P.S. I apologize for all the Stock car terminology...I'll never do it again...promise)


There is the problem right there. She is the face of Indycar and not winning any races. For a series trying to gain exposure when your most popular driver is no where near the front of the pack then the series starts to lose credibility. All the more reason why I question the marketing strategy of Indy car today. I think it would be best for her to just leave the series all together and then we could see if there is a real fan base for the best series in the world that nobody seems to care about.

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