Talks between Danica Patrick and Chip Ganassi Racing about driving in the 2018 Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 appear to have broken down, according to Chip Ganassi, who informed a packed crowd of the news at the Performance Racing Industry Show (PRI Show) opening breakfast.
"You know I think it is a great opportunity for her to do that, to go out of the sport the way she wants to, driving Daytona and Indy," Ganassi said. "And, you know, we had some conversations and it was very, very brief conversations at a high level and I think it is a great idea for her. I don't know that it is going to be with us but I think it is a good idea for her."
Now, it looks like whatever deal may have been in the works with Chip Ganassi Racing is no longer moving forward. It was the first time Ganassi has discussed talks breaking down between the two and it came in response to a question from motorsports journalist Dave Despain during the opening breakfast Q and A.
"You know, I think it has probably stalled a little bit," Ganassi said. "You know the talks have maybe stalled. It's not anyone's fault or any reason, I think it is just we, sort of, have different things in mind. Nobody is right or wrong here but, yeah, probably not going to happen."
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