SBRS: IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Brack to test Winston Cup waters

1993 Barber Pro Series Champion Kenny Brack may join the elite crowd of versatile drivers after moving from the Indy Racing League to CART with no trouble in 2000 and then doing remarkably well in his first season of IROC competition last ...

1993 Barber Pro Series Champion Kenny Brack may join the elite crowd of versatile drivers after moving from the Indy Racing League to CART with no trouble in 2000 and then doing remarkably well in his first season of IROC competition last year.

Having had a taste of drafting and wheel-banging in the IROC formula, the Skip Barber trained racer is going to get a full-blown look at life in NASCAR in two weeks when he tests Target/Chip Ganassi Racing’s Dodge Intrepid at the NASCAR Open Test session at Daytona International Raceway January 14-16.

"It's nice to see Kenny get a chance to drive in some other types of cars," said the team's managing director Mike Hull. "I know he's really looking forward to it."

One of the reported selling points in Brack’s move to Ganassi from Team Rahal was the opportunity to drive a stock car, and Ganassi will give him that opportunity in two weeks. He will be part of the regular Ganassi test at the 2.5-mile oval and will be joined by other Winston Cup regulars, including Skip Barber trained Jimmy Spencer.

"We're trying to find the money to do Daytona with Brack," Ganassi told Autosport magazine. "He'll do the test just to be ready. It's also possible he'll run later in the year."

The test will drastically compress an already busy month for the Swede. He will test his new Champ Car at Laguna Seca Jan. 9-11, travel to Daytona for the 14-16 and then head to Sebring for three more days of testing from Jan. 21-23.

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Series INDYCAR , IROC , NASCAR-CUP , OPENWHEEL