Panther to Stay in IRL

Panther Racing have reportedly declined an offer to jump ship and join the Champ Car World Series

Panther to Stay in IRL

According to the Indianapolis Star, team co-owner John Barnes strongly denied Panther would become the first major team to switch from the IRL to Champ Car, following the IRL uncertain engine future.

IRL has no confirmed engine supplier after 2006, although Panther's current engine suppliers Chevrolet will reconsider their withdrawal at the end of this season.

The team's sponsor Pennzoil was believed to be keen to make a return to Champ Cars after eight years in the IRL, and senior figures from the outfit are believed to have held talks with Champ Car president Dick Eidswick.

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