Andretti 'Sure' to Re-Sign Wheldon

Andretti Green Racing boss Michael Andretti has revealed he is close to re-signing IRL championship leader Dan Wheldon for next season

Andretti 'Sure' to Re-Sign Wheldon

The Indy 500 winner has been with Andretti Green Racing since 2003, when he joined the team early, subbing for the injured Dario Franchitti.

He has been linked with moves to Formula One and NASCAR, but Andretti reckons a deal for next season will be tied up soon.

"We hope that Dan will be a part of the team," Andretti said. "We're sure that it's going to happen. Dan has been a great part of Andretti Green Racing from day one, and hopefully he's going to spend many, many years with us."

Wheldon confirmed he is keen to stay with IRL's only four-car team. He said: "I couldn't leave my three teammates. I'd feel lost."

Wheldon increased his points lead to 97 over Sam Hornish Jr after winning yesterday's Honda Indy 225 at Pikes Peak. With only four races remaining he could effectively put the title beyond reach at the next round at Infineon Raceway, provided he starts all remaining races this season.

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