In an interview with the Associated Press
, Terry Angstadt, president of the IRL's commercial division, admitted that IndyCar Series officials have talked directly with Danica Patrick's representatives at promotional company IMG in an effort to keep Patrick in IndyCars and prevent a jump to NASCAR after this season.
"We have worked hard and closely with IMG to hopefully give them confidence in the future of our series and her role in the future of our series," Angstadt said. "Those conversations have gone very well. I think we're looking pretty good. ... We feel good about it. We hope it's all going to come together."