Newman Wachs Racing team owner Eddie Wachs admitted in an interview on SpeedTV.com earlier this week that he was working towards move his longtime Atlantic Championship team up to the IndyCar Series next year, along with its Atlantic Championship-winning driver, John Edwards. Wachs admitted a move to GP2 was also possible, although he indicate IndyCar was the preferred option. On Wednesday, the team released a statement saying “a few things need to be clarified” about NWR's future plans.
“The team has plans to move forward with John Edwards and we hope to be in IndyCar with him for the 2010 season,” said team manager Brian Halahan. “We hope to be able to make an announcement about the details of those plans in the near future. However, this does not directly affect our current position in the Atlantic Championship Series. I am continually in close contact with the Atlantic Championship Series and I am hopeful they will be in a position to fulfill all financial obligations, both for the viability of the series and for the continued support the Atlantic Championship Series gives to drivers in the open-wheel ladder system. I am moving forward on the 2010 Atlantic season and in discussion with several drivers. I hope to be testing by mid-November.”
Newman Wachs Racing was founded by the late Paul Newman in partnership with Eddie Wachs. Based outside Chicago, NWR is in its fourth season in the Atlantic Championship Series.