Friday, November 15, 2013
The legacy of the Target Chip Ganassi Racing #10 could suffocate every driver in the IndyCar paddock but one. Scott Dixon. And that's whether he ever wins another race in it, or not.
Here's why: He's a seasoned Target representative, established team member and teammate to Dario, and he's the only one that gets a "pass" in that car until it or he retires. In other words, he's the only driver that doesn't draw unnecessary scrutiny and allows TCGR to carry on its winning ways without a hitch.
The rest stay right where they are. Charlie already has a close tie to a sponsor other than Target and hasn't fully proven he's a rising star. My opinion. Tony Kanaan is in the twilight of his career and will do just fine without the pressure of being in the "9" or "10."
So who fills the hole Scott leaves behind? A young shoe that clearly shows all the signs of super stardom. Pick a name, but it's not clear to me, yet. Or, an available vet that's a proven winner. I threw out the first two that came to mind in my tweet.
Thanks for reading.