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Monday, Feb 20, 2017

Legge could sue over dismissal

Katherine Legge threatened legal action over her termination from Dragon Racing on Wednesday, one day after the team said Sebastian Saavedra had been hired to drive the No. 6 during IndyCar season. Legge started last season driving the car, then split time with teammate Sebastien Bourdais after an engine manufacturer switch forced the team to run only one car. In a terse statement, Legge said she had a two-year contract with Dragon and the team stole sponsor TrueCar. "I firmly believe that Dragon Racing and TrueCar cannot proceed without me and I will be taking legal action to protect my rights," Legge said. Legge alleged she brought the TrueCar sponsorship to Dragon because team owner Jay Penske, son of Roger Penske, promised additional sponsorship from Penske Dealerships, but that never materialized.
WELCOME BACK: Tom German will return to NASCAR after the season-opening Daytona 500 as the chief technical officer for Michael Waltrip Racing. German spent almost 15 years with Penske Racing, but he left midway through the 2011 season.