Paul Tracy to Hall of Fame Racing

UPDATE #3 spoke to Paul Tracy this weekend in Montreal regarding the Roush Racing rumor. "I spoke to Dan Davis (Ford Motorsport boss) once awhile ago to see if there was any openings on the Ford side in NASCAR. He was very non-committal said he would get back to me, but he never did," claimed Tracy. Mark C. 08/27/05 "I know Gerry would like to know something, yes or no, as soon as possible," Tracy said. "But I'm not going to make any decision until after I've driven a (NASCAR) race.

"I figure, at my age, I still have three, four, maybe five years in (Champ Car) left in me, but it could be the right time to make a change and I want to take a good look at it. I've talked with some other teams over there (in NASCAR), but Richard Childress is the only one who has stepped up and made something happen at this point."

Tracy said he also has been contacted by the new Hall of Fame Racing team, co-owned by former Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach and Trans-Am driver Bill Saunders in conjunction with Joe Gibbs Racing.

"I've talked with Troy on the phone and we're going to set up a meeting at some point," Tracy said.

08/26/05 In addition to the rumor of Paul Tracy being nominated to the Hall of Fame Cup team, there's another rumor which may or may not be of substance.

It sounds like it may be just bench-racing, but as the story goes, Dan Davis wants to keep Tracy in the Ford family and is pushing Roush to contract Tracy into the Mark Martin ride… but not full-time.

Between commitments to Champ Car, Tracy would compete sporadically in Cup, with Martin taking the rest of the schedule. Martin could race less, going only for wins, while Tracy could learn, with comparatively low pressure while being paid a healthy buck by Roush (via Ford). The #6 team could be kept intact, with two aggressive drivers satisfying the crew guys' need for working with potential winners. Mark C.

08/26/05 Paul Tracy is interested in driving for Troy Aikman's and Roger Staubach's Hall of Fame Racing team. Tracy had a friend contact HOF about adding him to the list of candidates to pilot the Nextel Cup ride next season. Dallas Morning News

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