Shave and a haircut

Posted by Iannucci | 6/27/2007 | 4 comments »
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Not quite the same, dude.

IndyCar® Series star Danica Patrick with a shaved head? While she's not a fan of the look made famous by Demi Moore in G.I. Jane or more recently, Britney Spears, if it is up to her, she'd much prefer to keep the hair on her head.

But her teammates at Andretti Green Racing-Dario Franchitti, Tony Kanaan and Marco Andretti- have other ideas. Much to her chagrin, her teammates have vowed to shave her head once she captures her first series win....Now Richmond International Raceway president Doug Fritz is getting into the act to show his support for Patrick. Fritz plans to join Patrick in celebrating her first win if she takes the checkered Saturday, June 30 at Richmond International Raceway in the SunTrust Indy Challenge Presented by XM (see photo of what Fritz might look like with a shaved head).

"We're going to start a craze," Patrick said. "Forget Britney (Spears)." (MORE)
As amusing as this might seem to be, this bald thing is getting out of control. How about if Danica or Sarah or Vitor or Ed or whoever gets their first win we just do the Snoopy Dance and be done with it?

Better yet - if Milka Duno wins how about her buddy Hugo celebrates by drinking a bottle of Citgo Supergard? That'll do.

4 comments

  1. The American Mutt // June 27, 2007 8:51 AM  

    Does anyone really think her sponsors will let her cut her hair. They didn't let Dan keep his beard last year, and he doesn't have nearly as much attention. I wouldn't mind seeing her do it if she wins...it'd show she's a good teammate, but damn people...let it go.

  2. Joan // June 27, 2007 11:46 AM  

    AGR should come up with something new, I think they exshausted their pranks when Dan was at the team. Nothing beats Dan's shaved head, because he had the best reaction to it all, and it had a great story behind it.

    http://www.indycar.com/news/story.php?story_id=3283

    “It’s as short as his when he has it really short,” said Wheldon, referring to Kanaan’s closely cropped look. “When I looked in the mirror I said, ‘My god, what have I let TK do?’

    All the AGR antics seemed a little more genuine when Dan and Bryan were at the team.

  3. pressdog // June 27, 2007 12:18 PM  

    Not going to happen. Danica's hair is part of her million-dollar brand. It's like saying if Nike wins they're going to straighten out the swoosh. NOT. If I were a sponsor, I'd go for a shorter hair cut, maybe, but a shave? No. I predict they'll cut a foot off it and let it go at that.

  4. Jeff Iannucci // June 27, 2007 12:21 PM  

    You are absolutely right, dog, and I wouldn't even go that far. Maybe they pull a single hair out of her head, but ain't no shears touching that girl's melon.