Sunday, May 11, 2008

Indy over-simplified generalizations

Sorry Scott Dixon, but your accomplishment this weekend is nothing to write home about. Sure, the pole for the Indianapolis 500 is kind of novel, but according to the IndyStar's Bob Kravitz, no one really cares.

Well, we thought it was cool, Scott. Here are the top-11 positions as set yesterday:

Indianapolis 500 Pole Day qualifiers:
1) Scott Dixon, Target Ganassi, 226.366
2) Dan Wheldon, Target Ganassi, 226.110
3) Ryan Briscoe, Penske, 226.080
4) Helio Castroneves, Penske, 225.733
5) Danica Patrick, Andretti Green, 225.197
6) Tony Kanaan, Andretti Green, 224.799
7) Marco Andretti, Andretti Green, 224.417
8) Vitor Meira, Panther, 224.346
9) Hideki Mutoh, Andretti Green, 223.887
10) Ed Carpenter, Vision, 223.835
11) Tomas Scheckter, Luczo Dragon, 223.496

The damn rain has returned to the greater-Indianapolis area, scrubbing day two of quals. This means there will be no on-track activities until Wednesday (practice), starting positions 12 through 33 will be set Saturday, with final bumping on Sunday.

Among those teams attempting to make the 500 field next weekend is Rubicon Racing and driver Max Papis. RB'ers favorite actor-racer-team owner Jason Priestley is attached to the squad, and made a triumphant return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend. Anyone who wonders if this guy is still famous from that TV show he did in the early 90's.... Well, the answer is clearly 'yes' (if you're unattractive and in your mid-twenties, that is).

How great is it that this "90210 reunion' happened at a Boston Market?

1 comment:

Meesh said...

ok... for a minute I thought you had lost your mind. Without seeing that there was an embedded automatically playing video in the post, I uploaded the page and heard the 90210 theme song playing and went .. "whah???"

This whole rain delay thing we got goin' on is not amusing... just sayin is all.