Tracy's NASCAR debut on hold
10/12/2005 3:38:56 PM
Paul Tracy's NASCAR debut will likely have to wait until 2006.
With six races left in the season, Richard Childress says he is focused on helping Kevin Harvick secure 11th place in the Nextel Cup standings which comes with a $1-million bonus.
As well, should Clint Bowyer wrap up the Busch Series title before the NASCAR season ends, he would like to give him - and not Tracy - a chace at racing in a Cup event, according to the Indianapolis Star.
Tracy tested with Childress back in August with a goal of competing at the Nextel Cup event in Michigan. But Childress said there was not enough time to properly prepare the former Champ Car champion for his debut.
It was speculated that Tracy might make his NASCAR debut at the Nextel Cup event in Atlanta on October 30, but that is unlikely to happen according to the Star.
Tracy's contract with Forsythe Racing is set to expire at the end of this year and the Canadian is keen on trying his hand at NASCAR. Forsythe Racing boss Gerald Forsythe has indicated that Tracy will always have a deal to drive one of his cars as long as he wants.