From an IRL presser today:
Can you see the two split open wheel sides getting back together, and should they?
BARNES: At this point in time, I don't see a lot that they bring to the table. They have four or five cars that are funded by sponsors, the rest are funded by their league. I think we've got a great series and we have a great engine manufacturer in Honda.
Would it be nice for those guys to come and run over here - sure. Should we give up anything to get that done? ABSOLUTELY NOT!
Would it be easier to gain sponsors in a unified league?
BARNES: I think there would be a window of about six months that we would have to really gain momentum. If that fails, then it would be hard to sustain any open wheel racing.