Former Grand Prix driver Robert Doornbos says he is close to a deal to race in the IndyCar Series next season.
The 27-year-old Dutchman, who drove for Minardi and Red Bull in 2005 and 2006, is hoping to return to the USA after the reunification of Champ Car and the IRL left him without a drive this season.
He finished third in the Champ Car standings last season with Minardi Team USA and is believed to be in negotiations with the team again, under their new HVM Racing name.
"I'm working really hard to make something happen," he told this week's Autosport. "There seems to be quite good interest from the teams.
"I'm still in touch with HVM because we had a good year last year, but also some other teams.
"It would be really good to do some oval tests. I've no experience of them but it looks like fun."