Discount Tire, the sponsor of Jacques Villeneuve's No. 22 Dodge in last Saturday's Nationwide race at Road America, issued the following statement about the late-race incident between Villeneuve and driver Danica Patrick:
"Together Penske and Discount Tire have achieved great success in the
Nationwide Series, including a championship, and have maintained the
highest levels of integrity and sportsmanship throughout that
relationship. Although we believe the contact between Villeneuve and
Patrick to be unfortunate, it is a part of professional racing. However,
Villeneuve’s post-race comments did not reflect our ideals regarding
sportsmanship. Having said that, we continue to be very proud of our
relationship with the Penske organization."
To read more about what happened in the race, click here.