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JULY 23, 2005

A change in America?

Reports in Europe are suggesting that Panther Racing may be considering entering cars in both Champ Car and the Indy Racing League next season, because several sponsors and potential sponsors want the team to look at Champ Car. Neither series is doing well in terms of coverage, although IRL seems to be ahead thanks to the coverage that Danica Patrick has been attracting.

Panther Racing is the only major team using Chevrolet engines in IRL and the team is looking for a deal for next year when Chevrolet pulls out. It is worth noting that the Chevrolet engines are built by Cosworth and that Cosworth is owned by Champ Car bosses Kevin Kalkhoven and Gerry Forsythe, who are looking for new teams for their series.