Sam Hornish Leaving IndyCar, Heading To Nascar

Yes, it's true — IndyCar champion Sam Hornish Jr. is following in the footsteps of Juan Pablo Montoya, Dario Franchitti and Jacques Villeneuve by leaving the IndyCar series for the bright lights, big paycheck and loose left turns of Nascar. The three-time IndyCar champ said he'll be driving the #77 Dodge for Penske Racing and he'll have Mobil 1 as the sponsor. So what do we think? Well, the transcript from the IM convo between Matt and I has been helpfully included after the jump:

Wert: You hear about Hornish?

Matt: sam hornish?

Wert: yeah

Matt: is he dead?

Wert: Moving to NASCAR

Matt: that's almost worse

(Hat tip to FreeMan!) [via AP]