WhiteBlue wrote: AFAIK you can't just do the road circuit races and pass on the ovals.
Given the current state of Indycar, part time entries are not unheard of. Ed Carpenter driving for Sarah Fisher Racing comes to mind but they ONLY did ovals and no street/road courses.
Part time sponsorship packages are becoming more the rule than the norm for teams outside of the Big Three (Penske, Ganassi, Andretti). Although, given the exposure, the Indy 500 is the foundation for most sponsors making a street/road course sponsorship package problematic. Rubens/KV Racing could do it although it may be difficult.
I can't blame Rubens (or his wife) for not wanting to drive the ovals. They're death traps IMHO... spectacular yes, but we've killed and maimed too many.
I hope Rubens can work it out. We'd LOVE to have him in Indycar !!!