Hey, Rusty might know THIS guy

Posted by Iannucci | 5/17/2007 | 0 comments »
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After watching last year’s Indy 500, where with a handful of laps remaining an Andretti was running in first and another Andretti was running second and NEITHER of them ended up in Victory Lane, it wouldn’t be totally unreasonable to conclude you could put 33 Andretti family members in the Indy 500 and still have no one win the race. Yes, I mean that – and I’m one of the masochists cheering for these poor people to win at Indy.

Now, if the race were shortened to 400 miles (or even 499)then they might stand a chance.

Regardless, former NAPCAR (not a typo) driver John Andretti has returned to the Brickyard after formally agreeing to a deal placing him in the third Panther Racing entry. John is the son of Aldo Andretti, who happens to be Mario’s twin brother.

Whenever I see the name Aldo I think of this friend of my late grandfather named Aldo Scarpone. Mr Scarpone was a soft-spoken gentlemen, but for years I never met him and envisioned this man with a name like “Aldo Scarpone” to be some kind of intimidating hitman. I was so impressed that years later I sometimes make dinner reservations in this name.

Sorry for getting off topic there. Andretti will be driving the #33 car this month.