Tracy prepared to run in Champ Car/NASCAR doubleheader

Paul Tracy's flirtation with NASCAR isn't over quite yet. But the two-time Toronto Molson Indy winner isn't about to give up his day job as the primary driver for the Forsythe Championship Racing No. 3 Ford Lola to chase a career in stock-car racing.

Tracy — in a conversation with the Toronto Sun yesterday — talked about the possibility that a NASCAR Busch Series race could be run as a companion event to the Champ Car Molson Indy Montreal in 2007.

If that was the case, the Thrill from West Hill might well have a go at doing a double — racing in both series on the same weekend.

There also is talk about NBS teaming up with Champ Car at Fundidora Park in Monterrey, Mexico, also in 2007.

"I don't know," Tracy said. "The pit lane there is pretty short. I don't know if it could accommodate 43 NASCAR stock cars in its Champ Car configuration."

Tracy also said that the Molson Indy temporary street course at Exhibition Place might also need some re-configuration if it were to play host to NASCAR.

But he did say that Mosport International Raceway, 80 kilometres east of Toronto, is a track that would be more suited to the big horsepower sedans. Toronto Sun

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