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Karthikeyan in frame for Force India seat UPDATE See related rumor that Karthikeyan could end up at Dale Coyne Racing alongside Justin Wilson, another former F1 driver.

Did Karthikeyan's management team play Bernie like a fiddle?
Using rumors he will move to IndyCar and scare Bernie Ecclestone into thinking that there won't be an Indian driver for the Indian F1 race, Narain Karthikeyan has emerged as a surprise contender to fill the final spot on the 2013 grid.

Although the Indian driver and team boss Vijay Mallya have never been the best of friends, the Deccan Chronicle newspaper said Karthikeyan's sponsor Tata has opened the doors to the Silverstone based team.

However, the Ferrari-linked Frenchman Jules Bianchi appears arguably the hotter favorite to be Paul di Resta's teammate this year, particularly after going second quickest in the brand new VJM06 car as the Jerez test wrapped up on Friday.

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IndyCar to reverse doubleheader grids in 2014? UPDATE This rumor is downgraded to 'false' today. IZOD IndyCar Series Race Director Beaux Barfield says a recent story indicating inverted grids could be used for the second race during 2013’s three doubleheader weekends was incorrect.

“As soon as I saw this story, my comments were really taken out of context and spun in a different direction,” Barfield confirmed. “What I had mentioned to the writer was that among the possibilities of many different things that we considered for setting the grid for 2013 doubleheaders was inverting the field. I was explaining items that had been batted around, not what people can expect to see.”

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Emirates could sponsor F1 team again
Back in 2006 Emirates featured prominently on the McLaren of Juan Montoya (above) and Kimi Raikkonen
(GMM)  New F1 backer Emirates, the Dubai-owned airline, could also return to the sport as a team sponsor.

Earlier this month, Bernie Ecclestone announced a five-year branding deal has been agreed between formula one and the airline.

But in 2006, as McLaren plugged the one-season gap between its title sponsors West and Vodafone, Emirates had a prominent place on the silver livery.

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Chevrolet's future with NASCAR may have hinged on 'Gen 6' car
Did Chevy force NASCAR into the Gen 6 car?
Chevrolet may have pulled out of NASCAR had the governing body not developed the new "Gen 6" car that returns brand identity to the sport.

"It would have been a good chance," team owner Rick Hendrick said on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. "As a matter of fact, I'm sure they might have."

Hendrick, the owner of Hendrick Motorsports and one of the top owners of automobile dealerships in the United States, made the comment during the unveiling of the 2014 Chevrolet SS production car that will debut in NASCAR this season.

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