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Posted by Iannucci | 5/01/2007 | 2 comments »
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Hey everybody, it’s the Month of May! (Woo-Hoo!) No further embellishment is required.

There are several news items floating around that may or may not be of interest, so instead of making a half dozen or so posts how’s about you just pick and choose as you see fit.

Trackside Online is spreading the news that the Hotness known as Leilani Munter (sorry, I can’t find an umlaut on my keyboard) will soon be announcing her plans to race in the remaining oval events in the Indy Pro series, starting with the Freedom 100 at IMS. Looks like Ms Munter noticed her stock car career was stalling while the ICS is tripping over itself when women want to join their series. While waiting for here first race be sure to read this article from the Kansas City Star on women in the ICS. You can change all the “Milka” references to “Leilani” and the reprint it next year.

The St Petersburg Times says the promotions group led by the Andretti/Green tandem have renewed their contract with the city of St Petersburg and locked in the street race for a few more years. You know what this means: Two more years of girls in cages.

The UK Sun has a brief mention of Dan Wheldon and his success this weekend and how he will be contending again at Indy, but really it’s only worth linking because of the pic of Dan in full “Captain Hairdo” mode.

The IndyStar reports that Playa Del Racing will place Buddy Lazier’s brother Jacques in their Indy 500 entry. This is noteworthy because Jacques was blamed for causing the accident involving Lyn St James and Sarah Fisher back in the 2000 Indy 500. He was also the guy that got smacked in the noggin after wrecking with Danica a few years ago. Milka, stay clear of the #21. He is, how do you say, “Blacques Jacques”.

Vision Racing co-owner Patrick Dempsey (who seems to be some sort of TV star) will be driving the pace car at Indy. One could crack a joke that the “Atomic Orange” Corvette is the only Vision car that will be leading the pack, but given the impressive performances by Tomas Scheckter this year it wouldn’t be advisable.

American Idol fans will get a special treat this year, as former finalist Chris Daughtry and his band (that would be “Daughtry”) will be performing live on race day at Indy. I should have seen this coming because the last time we went to Disneyland P1 spotted another contestant – Ace Young. I imagine we’ll bump into local resident Jordin Sparks the next time we go to a Suns game.

And finally, a couple of very fast Brazilians will be in Iowa today. Tony Kanaan and Helio Castroneves will be participating in a closed test at Iowa Speedway. That right, it’s closed. Don’t even try to go there.


  1. Jennifer Coomer // May 01, 2007 1:05 PM  

    That was a whole latta fun time!
    (it's just something my aunt said once)

    I am excited about Daughtry and McPace Car.

  2. pressdog // May 01, 2007 2:15 PM  

    That will make two of the three Hostest Hotties in the IRL. They're going to collect them all! AND she's a fellow FHM model. Was Tony a subscriber?