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OCTOBER 7, 2006

Roush confirms Villeneuve talks

Jack Roush has confirmed that his team is talking to Jacques Villeneuve.

"I know we're in discussions," said the NASCAR team owner. "He came to see us in Detroit and he's been in Charlotte and had discussions around our programme and what he can do and the rate of which he could get up to speed, if he's got the stomach for it, and if we can find the sponsorship for it. That's certainly a possibility."

Roush Racing says that it is premature to suggest that a deal has been done and there were also reports in the United States that Villeneuve has been in discussion with Robert Yates Racing which is looking for a driver to replace Dale Jarrett as he is moving (with his UPS sponsorship) to Michael Waltrip's new Toyota team.