One thing you have to love about opinions, everyone's got one, and they are in abundance.
Jack Roush has apparently now put his name in the mix of discussions about Danica Patrick's future. He has reportedly said that he would have a place for Danica in his Nationwide Program - basically his development group for progression to Sprint Cup Racing.
This morning, Jenna Fryer discussed this on SIRIUS, saying it is an unlikely result, as Danica has already stated she will only come to NASCAR if she does so in a top tiered team and only in the Cup series. That's likely not an option for Roush Racing, unless he's considering firing two of his current drivers. He already has to eliminate one team before the start of the 2010 season, something else that is setting the garages all a-buzz.
In the meantime, after stating only two weeks ago that he has no interest in starting a third Cup team, Tony Stewart did an immediate about face yesterday, saying he is seriously considering adding a third team for 2010. Speculation is that it might be Brad Keselowski or even Dale Jr, but could it possibly be Danica? Stewart-Haas isn't one of the teams that's been discussed as far as Danica is concerned, but is it possible? Of course, Tony came from open wheel and with his success would be an excellent teacher for her, working with the much bigger and heavier cars.
Then, of course, there's the already much discussed Chip Ganassi rumor, a move that would bring her into contact (at the very least) with the NASCAR cars.
In any case, we are not even half way through the 2009 season and already rumors are flying. Behind most of the juiciest is, of course, Ms. Patrick. Everyone wants to know what she's going to do. There are those who cheer for her, support her every move and others who, for some reason, despise her and want nothing more than for her to fail.
I'm somewhere in the middle. I just want to watch it all shake out. There's more to write about that way.