The Nose knows noses

Posted by Iannucci | 4/03/2007 | 0 comments »
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Tony Kanaan has discovered a new way to go faster – apply bandages to the nose of the car. After crushing the left front of his Dallara during the Fast 6 portion of qualifying this weekend, Kanaan’s team spent nearly 10 hours working on the vehicle. Had they not, El Nariz would have started at the back of the field in a backup car. Even then it wasn’t enough just to make the repairs, as Mark Decotis of Florida Today details.

"You know me. I went back there (after a sponsor dinner), the guys were still here. I looked at the guys and said, 'We have a mechanic, Steve Price, he's always hurt.' If you see him, he always has a Band-Aid or something like that. This weekend I had Band-Aids all over the place. I had a problem with my back . . . so my arm was a little sore so I had the same thing, so they start to make fun of both of us.

"Then we looked at the car, first thing I say, 'It looks like Steve.' It was all banged up, different colors. One of the guys said, 'We are missing some Band-Aids' so I went and got some and put them on."

The plastic strips were applied and one nearly came off during the warm-up.

"I was very upset," Kanaan said. "When the car is good, you don't touch it. So I'm a bit superstitious so I said, 'Let's put clear tape over those things.' And we left it there. I hope the car feels better now."
Quick, someone check Helio’s car to see if he had any of these.