Ganassi confirms Indy talks with Patrick

Ganassi confirms Indy talks with Patrick


Ganassi confirms Indy talks with Patrick


Michael Andretti, Bobby Rahal and Roger Penske aren’t interested in running Danica Patrick at next year’s Indianapolis 500, so that leaves Chip Ganassi as the logical candidate.

“I’ve had conversations with Danica and her people the last two days but there’s a lot of moving parts here,” Ganassi told RACER on Friday evening. “If there is a business deal here then it could happen, but I haven’t talked to everyone else on the team so there’s a lot of if, if, if.”

Cutting back to two full-time cars in the Verizon IndyCar series in 2018 with Scott Dixon and Ed Jones, Ganassi’s Honda-powered team obviously has the capability to field another strong effort in May and he sounded enthusiastic about the scenario.

“I think it would be great for her and great for our sport,” Ganassi continued. “It would be a nice way for her to say goodbye to all her fans.”

The Pittsburgh native’s team owns 11 IndyCar titles and four Indianapolis 500s and he’s also been open to fielding an Indy 500 ride for his NASCAR phenom, Kyle Larson, sometime soon.