The gentle hand of tolerance

Posted by Iannucci | 6/06/2007 | 2 comments »
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What in the world happened in Milwaukee? Suddenly the man known as The Iron Hand of Justice is not so Iron-Handed. Check out these recent quotes from the IndyStar.

On Dan’s chop into Danica

"It looked like one of those racing deals," Brian Barnhart said. "(Wheldon) has to turn down and if it's two-wide, he's expecting (Patrick) to turn down, too.

"This was a result of close competition, and I don't feel like that's worth a penalty on the racetrack. Dan didn't want to have contact."

On Danica’s post-race discussion with Dan
Indy Racing League president Brian Barnhart, who officiates IndyCar Series races, said Tuesday that Patrick's physical contact on pit road was "not worthy" of sanction.

"She expressed her displeasure and walked away," he said.

On Helio and Sam’s convertible wings
"(There was) no tinkering," he said. "They were completely legal."

OK, who are you and what have you done with our Brian Barnhart?


  1. pressdog // June 06, 2007 9:21 AM  

    The IHJ is hard, but he must be in the mood to "let 'em play." Actually, I agree with BB on the Dan/Danica thing. Good no call there.

  2. Anonymous // June 06, 2007 5:37 PM  

    I love the IHJ's high school yearbook photo! Makes him look like a social studies teacher.