UPDATE This rumor is upgraded to 'fact' today. In this interview on Champ Car's website, President Dick Eidswick talks about the AOL deal. "From the business side, we have new relationships with McDonald’s and Roshfrans, and America Online announced a new partnership at our promoters meeting to put Champ Car branding on AOL subscriptions. It’s going to be an interesting activation that will feature McDonald’s and Ford Motor Company and our other partners," said Eidswick. We await a formal announcement. 03/24/05 Our Champ Car sources tell us that Champ Car is close to announcing a deal with AOL. Stay tuned…..Mark C.