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Schmidt Peterson to announce "major championship-winning driver" for Indy 500

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    Keith Collantine

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    Schmidt Peterson are to announce the addition of a “major championship-winning driver” to their line-up for the Indianapolis 500. Place your bets now…

    Press release:

    Schmidt Peterson Motorsports will make an announcement Wednesday, Feb. 26, regarding the addition of a major championship-winning driver to its lineup for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Team officials will be at the Indianapolis race shop, and the driver will participate live via satellite. INDYCAR will offer a teleconference following the 2 p.m. (ET) announcement.

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    Seb Loeb? He seems up for anything these days

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    Kurt Busch maybe? He’s been interested in Indy for a couple of years now.

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    Ralf Schumacher.

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    I’m going with Mika Hakkinen (in my dreams) :D

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    Kimi Raikkonen with a mustache so that Ferrari doesn’t find out

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    It’ll almost certainly be Kurt Busch. I watched the Daytona 500 the other day and they in the booth talked about how close this thing really was for Kurt.

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    Keith Collantine

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    @carlitox Oh I would love that. The flight from Monaco might be a stretch, though!

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    I reckon it could be Seb Loeb. The only other major champion I can think of who’s expressed an interest in swithing disciplines is Valentino Rossi, but I can’t imagine that…

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    I’m not sure Chevrolet would want Busch driving for a Honda team in Indycar. More likely to be a Honda sportscar guy.

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    Dario Franchitti.

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    @jb001 I’d be very surprised if Chevrolet blocked Kurt from racing in Indy. If such exclusive deals were the norm, we wouldn’t see Chevrolet’s top IndyCar team, Penske, using rival Ford cars in NASCAR. Other than time constraints, I can’t see any real obstacle for Kurt Busch to race in both the Indy 500 and the Coke 600.

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    The return of Dario Franchitti would be an interesting outcome.. but the Kurt Busch one sounds interesting. Is he one of the NASCAR guys that is quite interested in single seaters? I’m also thinking of Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon.

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    I was kinda hoping it was Loeb, I enjoy seeing how he does in other formulae. It’ll be interesting to see how JV does though, a lot has changed since 1995…

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