THere is a buyout and shakeup of the Champ Car racing league going on. Maybe the sport will be improved in the long run but for 2008 the schedule is toast. It is unclear what exaclty this means for the Champ Car Atlantic series that Frankie runs in. It may continue independently with an altered schedule.

ESPN story

Merger question: What about Frankie?

Before this news broke they recently ran the first preseason session. Frankie improved into the middle on the time sheets from mostly the back last year. Some details on his site.