Don't call it a comeback

Posted by Iannucci | 4/10/2007 | 3 comments »
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My sincerest apologies for “going dark” for the last few days. Contrary to unsubstantiated rumors I was not in Las Vegas checking out Champ Car’s Easter in Sin City extravaganza – although I did read Pressdog’s recap of “Prison Rules racing.” Sounds like even the dog is down on the opening round of last vestige of CART.

Also note that I was not in Nashville this weekend, where Sam Hornish Jr continued his “extracurricular activity” in Busch series racing. Hornish finished 25th, four places behind Kyle Krisiloff. For those keeping score in the head-to-head matchup, that’s Mari Hulman George’s grandson 3, Hornish 1.

BTW – I didn’t see the race, but Hornish is listed as having “no sponsor” for the race. Can that be right?

The truth is I was at home while my wife and P1 returned from a few weeks overseas with our brand new P4. I got a full starting grid now, and I thought I would take a few days away from the computer. All is good, although P1 was disappointed her girls didn’t do better while she was away. After I told her how Danica! and The Queen fared in Florida she asked “Where’s the Target shirt? Is that Dan Wheldon?”

Ah, the fickleness of youth. I can’t wait to see what shirt she will be wearing when Motegi rolls around. One shirt she doesn’t have is John Herb, although I don’t know that I’ve ever actually seen a John Herb shirt. Herb announced yesterday that he and his Racing Professionals team have “made a commitment to enter in three races” this year, and that if additional sponsorship comes through they could be participating in even more. However, it looks like Herb will start the season at Indy.

Herb is 36 and will be returning from a layoff much longer than mine – he has not raced IndyCars sinced 2002. In 13 career starts he has finished just four races. Ahem.


  1. Anonymous // April 10, 2007 12:07 PM  

    Sammy was flying the colors of Penske Mobil 1.

    Now don't be too hard on Sammy he also was strapped with duties of being the in-car analyst for the broadcast.

    Trying to work in the terms "they're three wide !!" and "lockstep" while trying to drive is a chore.

    It was nice to see and hear Vince Welch on the broadcast he seems like a pro.

  2. Anonymous // April 11, 2007 3:22 AM  

    Better tell P1 that Katherine Legge matched her career best sixth place in Vegaaaaaas. Soon P1 will have Champ Car Fever like her father.

  3. Jennifer Coomer // April 11, 2007 10:00 AM  

    white sunglasses - perfect