He’s playing with pain.
"I broke a rib in a karting crash," Simmons said. "I didn't know it was broken, as it was thought to be tissue damage only. During the Daytona test, it started to hurt more and after having a MRI, I found out it really was broken. With the vibrations you get in the car and pressure you put on it, it is something I may have to deal with all year."Ouch! Nothing like pulling a few extra G’s against the broken rib every weekend. Lucky for Simmons he has a teammate with an unlimited supply of Patron tequila.
Still, after the last 12 months would anyone be surprised to find Bobby Rahal at a local Karaoke warbling “What have I done to deserve this?”