DWT - Driving While Tony

Posted by Iannucci | 1/05/2007 | 0 comments »
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"It's been quite a while - in fact, it's been so long I can't really remember. It was 2001, I think, driving a USAC midget, and then I raced in the Chili Bowl a couple of times. That was probably the last time I ran. The last time I really did road racing was when I did the IMSA Firehawk Series back in '93 or something like that. I can't really remember." - Tony George

Earlier today Crash.net reported that Tony George's Vision Racing team was planning an entry in the upcoming Rolex 24 at Daytona - an entry that listed George himself as one of the possible drivers.

This shouldn't be a total surprise since George raced in the Indy Lights series way back when (think late 80s), but as the quote above shows it's been many moons he's actually raced. Still, if you got the cash and the motivation then it's your proverbial funeral.

It seems likely this kind of endeavor holds a higher probability of embarassment for George than it does for his success...assuming he cares about that kind of thing.

UPDATE: The IndyStar is reporting that George did test today at Daytona but crashed. He was uninjured. Gentlemen, start your punchlines.