Villeneuve confirms parting with Pollock

Jacques Villeneuve has confirmed that he and his long-term manager, Craig Pollock have decided to end their business relationship. Villeneuve has claimed an almost unprecedented range of titles and victories under Pollock's management. The...

Jacques Villeneuve has confirmed that he and his long-term manager, Craig Pollock have decided to end their business relationship.

Villeneuve has claimed an almost unprecedented range of titles and victories under Pollock's management. The split is by mutual agreement, and the two remain close friends. Pollock who has a new young family, and would like to concentrate on developing new business opportunities states, "We've had a fantastic time together, sharing the highs and lows. I have always believed in Jacques' driving ability and that will never change. NASCAR is a new challenge and even though I will not be with him, it is my intention to follow his new adventure. Go for it Jacques!"

The Canadian, who will drive a Bill Davis Racing Toyota Camry in NASCAR's Sprint Cup this season adds, "A lot has changed in recent years. I'm older, and probably no longer need a manager to perform those duties that Craig has covered so well before; now that I'm married, I'm much more reliant on my wife, and more and more I've been working on a lot of that stuff myself."

As his preparations for NASCAR's season-opening Daytona 500 continue, Villeneuve closed-off on what has been one of motor racing's most successful driver-manager relationships, in stating, "Craig and I have been good friends for most of my life, and that doesn't just go away; this is a friendly parting and we remain good friends. He has stuck with me through good times and bad, and I have a lot to thank him for."

-credit: jv

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve
Teams Bill Davis Racing