Gregoire injured, needs a sub

Posted by Iannucci | 5/18/2007 | 3 comments »
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From the intrepid Curt Cavin, reporting live from a hospital bed in Indianapolis:

The fastest of the cars yet to qualify for this year's Indianapolis 500 now needs a driver.

Stephan Gregoire, a seven-time starter in the 500, suffered a fractured bone in his back during a crash in Thursday's practice. He was held overnight at Methodist Hospital for observation.

"It's too sore," said Tom Chastain, who owns Chastain Motorsports. "He can't do anything; he can't move around." (MORE)
Reports from Trackside Online indicate unsigned drivers like PJ Chesson and Alex Barron already have rides being prepped for qualification this weekend, so perhaps this is the big break (albeit in Gregoire's back) that one of the Indy Pro drivers like Jay Howard or Wade Cunningham might get.

Then again, Chastain might consider giving Arni a ride...just kidding!



UPDATE: TSO says Roberto Moreno will substitute for Gregoire.

3 comments

  1. Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. // May 18, 2007 8:50 AM  

    "I'm not really a celebrity. I just play on one YouTube." That is hilarious!

  2. MoneyCJ // May 18, 2007 10:16 AM  

    Truth be told, Arni is beginning to creep me out a little.

  3. Kitty Killy & Dale Nixon // May 18, 2007 3:04 PM  

    Official nickname nomination:

    Roberto Moreno - Yoda