Attention Rusty Wallace: the answer to the mystery is contained herein.
After spending THE ENTIRE season bemoaning the dreaded morning practice of IndyCars on raceday, Old No 2 might want to take a look at this quote from The Fisher Queen. Fisher finished way back in 16th at Chicagoland, but she said her car was driving much better as the race progressed. Why?
"The first third of the race we were really struggling in traffic. We were planning on doing all our in traffic stuff this morning. That was our plan for this morning's warm-up. Not having that warm-up really hurt us. At the end of the race we were racing Tony Kannan and Bryan Herta; basically all the Andretti Green cars. In the end, not having the morning warm up really killed us. We had planned on working on our in-traffic stuff this morning. We ran some different pieces that made it a little harder for being in traffic. Overall, we did a really good job. We just needed that extra 30 minutes this morning."I counted at least five references to “morning warm-ups” there, almost as if Old No 2 had asked her the question himself. Does that clear up the issue, Rusty?
Speaking of Fisher, it turns out her hard-working Public Relations pal at D&R is actually working even harder than we thought. Not only is Klint Briney moonlighting with the MTV crowd, he’s working them to get The Fisher Queen a sponsor for 2007! Get the full scoop on this highly-motivated individual from the Peoria Journal Star.