First off, in case you haven't heard, Chip Ganassi has shut down Dario Franchitti's No. 40 Spint Cup car.
Ganassi says he closed it because of a lack of sponsorship. And while on the face of things that's true, let's face facts, Franchitti wasn't getting the job done. Franchitti still has the option of driving Ganassi's Nationwide car, but as of right now it was unclear whether he planned to do so.
I dare say Franchitti's move to stock-car racing was the worst career decision ever made by an athlete. (Well maybe not as bad as Michael Jordan from greatest NBA player ever to minor league baseball, but it's up there.) From Indy 500 and IndyCar Series champion to an out of work stock-car racer in less than a year.
The decision to move to stock cars wasn't made on a whim -- at least I don't think it was -- but I wonder if he still would have made the move had he known Champ Car and IndyCar were going to end their feud.
He's better off back in IndyCar. That's his niche. Surely there's an IndyCar team that will give him a ride, maybe even Ganassi. I think it would be a mistake if he continues to soldier on in stock cars.
Jordon eventually figured out he stunk at baseball and went back to what he does best. Franchitti should do the same. I think he has a few wins left in him, just not in a stock car.