Sharp end of the pole

Posted by Iannucci | 6/08/2007 | 4 comments »
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Alright, who saw THIS coming?

The pole for tomorrow night's Bombardier Learjet 550 was won by...Scott Sharp? It's true. Not only is it The Immortal's first pole since August of 2001 (thanks to TSO), but it also gives me the opportunity to post this glorious pic from the Rahal Letterman Racing site of Scott's smokin' hot car.

“Wow, that sounds good. Polesitter,” Sharp said. “It's been a long time since someone has said that. I just can't say enough...I never thought we'd run that quick.”
Neither did we but good on ya, old feller! Now, make it count tomorrow.

Let's color things even more bizarre, shall we? TCGR qualifies 7th and 10th. Wheldon, 10th! At an oval! Two rows behind Danica! Oh, be still my overplayed dramatic heart.

Meanwhile Franchitti - who is no big fan of racing at TMS - is the fastest of the AGR group at 3rd. And Jon Herb - who hasn't raced this year save for Indy - will start 14th, ahead of Matsuura, Carpenter, Rice, Foyt, Fisher, and of course Duno.

Speaking of Milkalicious, she was well over 2 MPH slower than everyone, and nearly 8 MPH slower than Sharp. I suppose if she just keeps smiling, signing the autographs, and causing embarrassment for Citgo on the track then we can all be cool with this. Hmm.


  1. Anonymous // June 09, 2007 6:51 AM  


  2. pressdog // June 09, 2007 10:18 AM  
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  3. pressdog // June 09, 2007 10:19 AM  

    Hope Sharp doesn't pull a polesitter at Indy on us and roll it in turn 1. Still, mega crazy props to RLR for their efforts. Sharpie also won an impressive mower for his pole win, so giddy up. I'd be PUMPED to see RLR join the party and give the Big 3 something to think about. Shots of Patron all 'round. (deleted my earlier comment because it had a goofy typo in it.)

  4. Jennifer Coomer // June 09, 2007 12:12 PM  

    SHARP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am SO excited by this!