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Wheldon Open to NASCAR Offers

Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon is considering a switch to NASCAR should the imminent withdrawal of Toyota and Chevrolet undermine the level of competition in the IRL, according to this week's Autosport

Wheldon's manager, Julian Jakobi, has revealed that a move to a top NASCAR team is an option for Wheldon, although a move into Formula One is believed to be the most favoured choice.

Wheldon revealed: "I'm evaluating a lot of options, and the good thing is that people want to speak to me. Jakobi gets approached by a lot of people, and right now he's keeping schtum because he wants me to focus on winning the championship.

"NASCAR is something that in America you have to look at because it is so big, although I think the IRL IndyCar Series could rival that. The biggest thing at the moment is to do what is right for me.

"Obviously the more competition we can get between chassis and engine manufacturers the better, but it's something I will bear in mind because I want to be racing where all the competition is at."

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