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Dario Franchitti's Retirement Could Leave Massive Void In IndyCar Moving Forward
Published November 15, 2013
FILLING THE VOID: MOTORSPORT.com's Covy Moore wrote with an "already busy silly season slowly coming to a close, this job opening, if you will, puts a wrench into the 2014 picture." Team Owner Chip Ganassi can "fold the 83 team into the 10, and work" driver Charlie Kimball "into the picture." That move could be the "most logical for the owner, as being able to focus the effort and energy back into the 2 Target cars with a defending champion, and one of the most improved drivers of the past two seasons could almost guarantee race winning contention throughout next season." Then there is the "possibility of simply filling the vacated seat." Last month’s season finale saw Alex Tagliani drive Franchitti's car in the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. Tagliani brings a "little bit of sponsorship money to the table, great driving talent and an amazing amount of experience in open wheel racing." In addition, Target, the "primary sponsor of the two iconic Ganassi cars has recently moved into Canada, just another point in favor of Tagliani’s cause" (MOTORSPORT.com, 11/14).