Tales of Two Drivers

Posted by Iannucci | 8/31/2006 | 2 comments »
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There isn’t much to report from the IRL, but there is an interesting pair of stories from Champ Car.

One the one hand there is more encouraging news about Cristano da Matta from (who else?) Curt Cavin. Nearly a month after colliding with a deer on the Road America course, da Matta is starting to walk and “is now conversational in both English and Portuguese”.

Good for him. The poor guy gets a head injury, spends a few weeks in a coma and he’s STILL more conversational than me.

On the other hand is this newly circulating piece from The Austrailian about Katherine Legge, who is not only described as “attractive” but also gets The K Word dropped on her IN THE FIRST SENTENCE. How original.

However, there are some fun quotes from Legge.

On Nacho Libre, err, Paul Tracy: "You'd think (ultra-competitive Canadian) Paul Tracy would have a point to prove but he's been really sweet.”

On fellow Champ Car drivers: “They're my girlfriends."

On Grid Girls: "I need a grid boy because everyone gets grid girls, and it's only fair."

With material like that, I’ll turn it over to the peanut gallery.


  1. pressdog // August 31, 2006 1:42 PM  

    I dig Katherine Legge. I think she has a fun personality and wants to be judged by her on-track abilities. I think she has skillz and is definitely sidepod worthy. But the world might be ending if My Name is IRL is talking about (evil music) Champ Car.

  2. Jeff Iannucci // August 31, 2006 1:48 PM  

    Hey, I'm just trying to perform a public service. If the IRL and Champ Car ever finally unify then at least IndyCar fans will have a clue about some of the other drivers.

    Besides, it's not like I'm covering the CCWS races. You can suffer through those Powerless To Pass parades at your own peril.