Some of our Canadian friends are all giddy about a rumor (or ‘rumour’ for my good friends up north) the goofy cart-centric pay web site AR1 is foisting that Graham Rahal is steering 7 million dollars of TBC sponsorship toward the Ganassi organization. More reputable, credible publications such as NSSN indicate Ganassi is sticking with two cars.
If we assume the rumor has legs, is it a good thing? Ganassi runs one of the top two organizations. The problem is he and Penske win all the races. If we are honest with ourselves how can that possibly be good? Fans want to see underdogs win.
If I had that kind of money and I was shopping I would try to enhance a team that is almost there. Panther would be my choice. They have a history of winning and with the right funding they run a first class operation. That seems like a marriage made in heaven.
Indy Car fans are happy Graham has lined up the funding (by the way, where does that leave Jay Howard…was that not his sponsorship?) and we hope he drives for a team capable of winning other than one of the big 2.