Published on May 21st, 2008 | by Ron Ripple11
IndyCar driver’s want in!
I’m starting to think IndyCar racing is officially the next “stepping stone” to NASCAR. The latest rumors on the streets are Danica Patrick and now Helio Castroneves are thinking about making the move to NASCAR. It’s Obvious that NASCAR is the most popular, most televised, and most watched car racing series of all times, and it looks like the big names of IndyCar are starting to realize this.
If you haven’t noticed, a number of IndyCar racers have already made the move to NASCAR… Sam Hornish Jr. and Dario Franchitti are two IndyCar champions who have joined the NASCAR world, and it seems as though they aren’t going anywhere.
NASCAR is a sport that will be around forever and is only going to continue to grow. Big names like Helio Castroneves and Danica Patrick will only help the sport and continue to make it “THE” auto racing sport of the world. I personally won’t be a supportive fan of these two if they decide to start racing NASCAR but I do think it will bring in different crowds. Danica will bring in the females and Helio will bring in the South American support which will make it a more world wide sport.
The good thing is… if these two decide to start racing NASCAR, I am guaranteed not to see any of them out at the bars. Danica would probably be at a fancy club drinking Martinis or Cosmopolitans, and Helio would probably be at a Ballroom dancing with Jeff Gordon.
What are your thoughts? Are you for or against IndyCar racers trying to join the group?