Motor racing smorgasbord

Toyota is leaving the IRL, for NASCAR Nextel Cup racing? I can only wait for the Avalon jellybean or the Lexus brand to become the next Pontiac/Buick…..
NASCAR signs 8 year deal with Fox, ABC/ESPN and TNT. To quote the article:

Spreading the content around was the only way NASCAR could make deals affordable for its partners. Both Fox and NBC lost money on the last deal and in declining to extend its contract, NBC said the value the network put on the NASCAR package was far less than the asking price.

You mean turning left for 4 hours doesn’t sell advertising time?

Micheal Andretti going to try to win at Indy again.

Michelin is taking it’s toys and going home after 2006, thanks to Mr. Ecclestone. And World Champion Fernando is tired of winning, so after this season, he’s going to McLaren-Mercedes. Maybe he can keep the parts from flying off the car.

Champ Car still exists?

WRC is going to be a challenge to watch at first, all the drivers are changing makes, models and teams.

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