One of IndyCar’s biggest names could branch out to the Sprint Cup Series as Michael Andretti told SI.com that he is hoping to start a NASCAR team.
“We were looking at NASCAR real close last year, too, but it fell apart,” Andretti said. “We were looking at it just as hard last year as this year and the year before.”
If Andretti is able to find the right sponsorship, he could team up with Dodge and base his team out of the old Evernham Motorsports shop in Statesville, N.C.
A Dodge source told SI.com that Andretti could probably team up with the engine manufacturer for $5 million to $6 million. That’s because Dodge is losing its primary team in Sprint Cup at the end of this season as Penske Racing switches to Ford.