A Brief Commercial Break

Posted by Iannucci | 9/01/2006 | 1 comments »
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The conundrum many writers encounter is whether or not to market their work for commercial purposes. It's a fine line between being a respected artist and a paid hack. Everyone wants respect, but no one wants to be thought of as "selling out to the man".

Fortunately, I have no such conundrum.

So it is with great pride that I welcome TrackSide Online as the primary sponsor of My Name Is IRL. Unlike Motorola, TSO will not have to worry about coughing up $21 million for my services, but as a consumer of both Motorola and TSO I can say the latter has the more reliable product.

Excuse me while I shill, but this is actually a really good service. For $19 per year you get their personal coverage (not just wire stories) of IndyCar and Indy Pro events in addition to every press release from teams, tracks and the league. They even email this to you so you don't have to look around for it. Plus they have their own photographer so you can see more than one picture for every race. What a concept.

If you're a total tightwad or just dead broke from buying too many Sammy Shammys, you can still access some items on their site for free, such as the HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Podcasts featuring track updates with IMS Radio's Patrick Stephan.

By the way, they ONLY cover the Indy Racing League. No NASCAR, no Drag Racing, and no Monster Trucks...unless of course PJ Chesson starts participating.

Anyhow, I just wanted to take a moment to explain why you'll be seeing their logo on this page. I may be a sell-out, but so is your favorite driver. And unlike certain drivers at the top of the standings, I actually use the sponsor's product. Check 'em out.

And now, back to the news.


  1. Anonymous // September 03, 2006 9:21 AM  

    I think it's awesome! I'm gonna sign up. Good work, my man!