Nascar deal for Villeneuve still possible

Sun, 19 November 2006, 09:51

Despite recent reports to the contrary, it is still possible that 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve will race in the NASCAR series next year.

Roush Racing boss Geoff Smith said last week that a deal for the 35-year-old French Canadian was an ‘outside shot’ for 2007, but Speed TV is now quoting him as saying that if Villeneuve and manager Craig Pollock can find the money, Roush is ‘willing to work with them’.

“Really, the ball is in their court right now,” he added.

Smith said: “I’ve heard in the garage that certain sponsors are being pitched by (Pollock), so there is some activity going on.”

He cautioned that a deal would need to be put together in the ‘next few days’.


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