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Andretti swings the scale

Updated: September 19, 2002, 4:05 PM ET
By Jack Arute | ESPN.com

There is both fact and fiction to the statement that Michael Andretti's switch to the IRL is him following the money.

Yes, Honda's decision to support the IRL had a lot to do with the second-generation champion's choice. But it is not a case of Andretti Green going racing on Honda's tab.

"That's one thing I want to get straightened out right now," Andretti said to me. "Honda is not bankrolling this team. I wish that they were, but they aren't."

The truth is that Honda's support ...

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