Better Late Than Never

Posted by Iannucci | 8/27/2006 | 0 comments »
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It's three months too late, but Marco Andretti has his first IndyCar win. I'm sure the 19-year-old and his father are celebrating at the Andretti winery tonight with a nice glass of grape juice.

I hope they saved a spot at the table for Bryan Herta, who spun out late in the race to bring a yellow flag. Andretti 3.0 was running low and fuel and whether or not it was intentional it proved to be the clincher.

Maybe they can also manage a few spots for the Ganassi pit team who were unable to properly change Scott Dixon's tire during a routine pit stop. Dixon had been leading by 10 seconds, but the long pit stop doomed his clearly superior car from contention.

Still, as any driver will tell you it's better to be lucky than good. Today Marco was both, so congratulations. Grape juice for everyone - salut!