This past Saturday, Pressdog noted some interesting quotes from Dan Wheldon.
Pre-race: "I got rid of a big distraction Friday evening."
Post-race: "I got something out of the way Friday that's been bugging me."
So what was it Wheldon was talking about? The intrepid Curt Cavin asked him after the race...and got nowhere.
I'm still not sure what he meant, and he isn't saying. Here's what he said today when we spoke on the phone.Later Cavin updated his blog further.
"It's personal," he said.
I asked if it had anything to do with racing, but he held his ground.
"I always tell you what's going on, but this is personal," he said. "I had something to clear up, and I did that. (Referencing it on TV) was my way of making a point."
I pushed him every which way during a telephone interview on Monday, but he wouldn't budge, insisting it was a "personal" situation. But he made it clear that he used his media time to make a point to someone.Great. So now Dan is using his precious media time - in Victory Lane - to make a personal shout out dissing some peeps.
It's probably good to know he got rid of a "distraction" that had been "bugging him", but the mind boggles at what on eath this could have been.
• A girlfriend
• A lecherous relative
• An embezzling accountant
• Two girlfriends
• A mole near his collar
• Memories of an alien abduction
• Contractual sponsorship with Ben Gay
• A bunch of girls who wanted Marco's phone number
We may never know the story behind these comments, but we can all rest easy knowing Dan won't be driving angry anymore.