A rumor rated as 'speculation' is one that has no supporting information
A rumor rated as 'strong' is one where we received information from more than one source.
A rumor rated as 'fact' is one that has proven to be true
A rumor rated as 'false' is one that has proven to be false based on new information
These rumors are just that, RUMORS, and are not to be taken as 'fact'
unless so noted. Please visit our Hot News page for news. If you have a rumor, or can supply
more information about one listed here,
e-mail us with as
much supporting information as possible and we may post it. User Agreement and Disclaimer.
Newer rumors supersede older ones of the same topic. Go to our
discuss any rumor.
Tagliani car to lose sponsorship? According to AutoRacing1.com sources the news continues to get worse on the sponsorship front for Champ Car teams. We are hearing that Alex Tagliani's #8 car won't have a sponsor after the Toronto race.
He's been carrying Lexington Energy Services so far. This is a company that reported in an SEC filing we recently read that as of March of this year had not had any revenue for the past two years, which makes sense because the LXN2 logo on the side pods is for a product that doesn't actually exist. We hear the guy who had been CEO of Lexington and who did the sponsorship deal got sacked recently, so that deal is now over.
The #8 car has Steelback beer sponsorship (and some Wal-Mart Canada) for the St. Jovite and Toronto races, but since Steelback isn't distributed in Western Canada that doesn't extend to Edmonton. So, after Toronto, the car is unsponsored as of right now. That could of course change as the #8 side of the team searches for a replacement.
Copyright 1999-2013 | AutoRacing1 is an
independent internet online publication and is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed
by IndyCar, NASCAR, FIA, Sprint, or any other series sponsor.
This material may not be published, broadcast, or redistributed without