Not As Fast, Just As Furious

Posted by Iannucci | 8/14/2006 | 0 comments »
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In case you missed it, the Kentucky 100 before Sunday's Danica! 300 was quite a contest. As you can see from the picture below, at the end of the race the first five cars were all within 0.2948 seconds! England's Jay Howard - who now leads the series point standings - was the victor by 0.0190 seconds over 19-year-old Jonathan Klein, who though winless is second in the points. In third was defending series champ Wade Cunningham, with Travis Gregg and Sean Guthrie close behind.

If these name don't sound familiar yet, they will. Howard, Klein and Cunningham might well be driving in the IndyCar series soon, following in the footsteps of RLR's rookie and IndyPro veteran Jeff Simmons. The IndyPro series has served for several years as the minor leagues for IndyCar, but after false starts like Arie Luyendyk Jr and AJ Foyt IV (not to mention Jason Priestly) we might finally be seeing the dividends of the IndyPro investment.

And when the league manages to broadcast them, we're seeing some great races as well.