Dan Wheldon To Jump From IndyCar To NASCAR?

Ashley McCubbinAnalyst INovember 10, 2010

JOLIET, IL - AUGUST 27:  Dan Wheldon driver of the #4 National Guard Panther Racing Dallara Honda during qualifying for the Indy Car Series PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300 on August 27, 2010 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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Tony Stewart, Juan Pablo Montoya, Sam Hornish Jr. and most recently Danica Patrick among others have tried to make the jump from one form of motorsports to the other.

Following Dan Wheldon’s departure from Panther Racing, Weldon may be joining the crop.

IndyStar.com released yesterday rumors that Wheldon is in talks with Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) about a possible ride in the Camping World Truck Series.

KBM is in their first full year of competition and has had success as the No. 18 truck is leading the Owner standings. KBM also has yet to release their 2011 plans.

Stewart and Montoya both transferred from IndyCar to NASCAR well as they’ve both found respected success.

In 426 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts, Stewart has 39 wins, 153 top five finishes, 246 top 10 finishes and is a two-time champion.

In 143 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts, Montoya has two wins, 18 top five finishes and 41 top 10 finishes.

However, Hornish and Patrick’s transitions haven’t work out as well.

In 106 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts, Hornish has no wins, two top five finishes and eight top 10 finishes.

In 11 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts, Patrick’s best finish is a 21st at Charlotte last month.

With his options in the IndyCar Series being limited, this would seem to be a step that Wheldon could take that could possibly work out.

In 131 IndyCar Series starts, Wheldon has 15 wins, 61 top five finishes, 92 top 10 finishes and is the 2005 IndyCar Series champion.