Dario Franchitti is set to remain in NASCAR with Chip Ganassi Racing for the remainder of the year and will compete in a limited number of races, primarily in the Nationwide Series, following the closure of his Sprint Cup series team last month.
Autosport.com has learned that Franchitti is set to stay focused on NASCAR for now after pondering the options he was offered by Chip Ganassi, following their meeting two weeks ago at Chicagoland Speedway.
The Scot plans to compete in seven Nationwide Series races, alternating with fellow rookie Bryan Clauson at the wheel of the No.40 Fastenal Dodge, which has also been driven by Reed Sorenson and Scott Pruett this year.
In addition, Franchitti could make a one-off return to the Sprint Cup Series in October, driving the No.40 Dodge in the Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Franchitti is not expected to be back in the Nationwide Series until after the final road course race of the season at Watkins Glen, as Pruett is set to drive the No.40 car in the next two races at Montreal and The Glen.
Juan Pablo Montoya will also drive the No.40 Nationwide car later this year when he races at Texas Motor Speedway in preparation for a run in the series' season finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, where he will drive the No.42 car sponsored by Powerade.
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