This rumor is upgraded to 'fact' today. See Hot News story. 11/11/04
Rumor has it that Eddie Cheever will announce this afternoon that former Champ Car driver Patrick Carpentier will drive for the team in 2005 with Toyota power. Carpentier becomes the latest in a long line of Champ Car drivers who have been lured over by the almighty dollar to the IRL, only to see the IRL's TV ratings drop further each year, meaning Champ Car fans have no interest in these drivers once they leave the fold and jump in bed with the enemy.