04/03/07 With New Zealander Matt Halliday now confirmed for the first Conquest Racing seat comes word that Dutch driver Nicky Pastorelli could land the second Conquest Racing seat as it goes down to the wire for the season opener in Las Vegas this weekend. Bruno Junqueira and Katherine Legge are rumored to both be driving for Dale Coyne Racing, but no confirmation yet. We have updated our 2007 Champ Car Silly Season page above.
UPDATE The latest is that Pastorelli was in advanced negotiations with Conquest Racing but the deal may not happen because Pastorelli's backers from Holland did not come through with the sponsorship they had promised. We don't know if Conquest is planning on a 2nd car or not. If he does run a 2nd car that would put 18 cars on the grid in Las Vegas this weekend. We spoke to Dale Coyne and he confirmed that he will definitely run two cars and should have his deals finalized within 24 hours. "We hope to run Bruno and Katherine, but there are some others in the mix too," Coyne told AutoRacing1.com.