Sometimes second place is NOT nothing

Posted by Iannucci | 5/29/2007 | 2 comments »
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While Dario Franchitti is out doing the talk show circuit for the next few days, it should be noted that for the third time this season Scott Dixon managed to finish in second place. Despite the fact he is winless this season, Dixon is the only driver to place in the Top 5 in all five events so far and as a result sits atop the ICS points standings.

Here’s how Iceman summarized his Sunday at IMS:

Finishing second is definitely great and means a lot coming this high up the grid at such a great place and against such great competitors.

What a day. The rain came three times and then finally ended the race. It was just frustrating, no flow to the race, a lot of back markers causing cautions, restart after restart. It's one of those days where you feel you haven't even raced, sort of like being on the freeway and watching people smash into each other.
Meanwhile, I found the online version of Dixon’s Q & A in the Indy Star this weekend where he talks about getting hugs from Chip, Dad-tipping, Darren Manning’s strippers, and why married drivers go faster. You should be clicking over there before you finish reading this sentence.

Maybe it’s time to start talking about “Icemania”.


  1. Anonymous // May 29, 2007 5:24 PM  

    Did Iceman just call Marco a backmarker? "A lot of backmarkers causing cautions."

  2. Anonymous // May 29, 2007 5:47 PM  

    This man is funny! You'd never know it - but then, the media always interviews Dan, not Scott. More Scott, more Scott..