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Hornish quashes IndyCar rumours.

Sam Hornish Jr. insisted Friday his focus is on improving as a NASCAR driver, rather than returning to the IndyCar Series, in which he has won three championships.

Hornish says he won't follow the path of Dario Franchitti, who opted to return to the open-wheel series after owner Chip Ganassi shuttered Franchitti's #40 Cup team.

Instead, Hornish expects to be back with Penske Racing in the Cup series next season.

"I don't know where we got off on the wrong foot there, but it all started basically when Dario decided to go and run IndyCars," he said, "and then all the questions started coming on what I was going to do...

"But I'm focused on running here, and I'm focused on trying to be the best Sprint Cup driver I can be. I came over because I wanted the challenge of doing this. I wanted to see it out.

"I wanted to get to the point where I felt like I could win races. We're not there yet, but we're still working on it."


by Reid Spencer/Sporting News


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Gabriel Camacho Agraz

November 08, 2008 2:19 PM
Last Edited 3180 days ago

Awful to get to see IndyCar aces like himself, Franchitti, Montoya, Carpentier and a many others changing grounds and departing to the silly NASCAR Cup. Hope that indeed, He does return, like Dario did. Have you blokes read that the so called "Car Of Twomorrow" uses only the most innovative racing technologies: two valve-cam in block engine, leaded gasoline, a four speed gearbox, live rear axel, four barrel carburetor, tube frame chassis... On top of it, apparently those cars can not turn right!!! :?

OZF1Fan - Unregistered

November 10, 2008 7:36 PM

I totally agree with you, FrankG. You can not call it racing. On any given Sunday, when you get bored of too many punching on the NFL channel, perhaps you may tune to the SpeedChannel and get bored some more, with the merry go 'round Cars of "Tomorrow" at a "bullring". The difference from a real bullring would be that at the speedway you will not find any bull at all, only a bunch of oxes.



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