Monday, May 12, 2008

Weekend recap

What you missed while waiting for the check to arrive in the mail.

-Pole day at Indy yielded few surprises, with Ganassi and Penske splitting the top-four positions. Positions five through seven belong to Andretti Green, with Panther, Luczo Dragon and Vision all earning spots in the top-11. Rain foiled any hope of setting positions 12-22 on Sunday, meaning all remaining positions (12-33) will be set this Saturday, with Sunday being the day of the bump. Should it rain anytime this weekend, well, the schedule is fucked and chaos will ensue.

- Other Indy notes: Jay Howard is out at Roth Racing for the duration of the month, replaced by John Andretti. Sarah Fisher is in a financial pickle do to her "sponsors" not "sponsoring" her. No Champ Car ex-pats were able to crack the top-11.

-NASCAR (Cup and Nationwide) was in Darlington. Tony Stewart won the undercard. This continues the Nationwide-dominance of Joe Gibbs Racing (they have won six races in a row). As for the Cup event, which you read about on Ridebuyer's Deadspin link, Kyle Busch won, for his third Cup win of the season. Everyone still hates him.

-F1 was in Turkey. Felipe Massa won. Feel free to read about the goings on in Constantinople.

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