Sherman, set the WABAC machine to March 2007 for a Milka Duno refresher.
Duno will drive the No. 23 CITGO Racing/SAMAX Motorsport Dallara/Honda/Firestone in ten IndyCar Series events this season, including the 91st Indianapolis 500. She also plans to compete at Kansas, Texas, Iowa, Watkins Glen, Nashville, Mid Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Chicago.At the time this was announced we were all scratching our various hairlines at why in the world a road series driver like Duno was leaving out one road course (Sonoma) and both street courses (St Petersburg and Detroit). Common sense – if there was any to be found in this grand Venezuelan experiment – said those should be the FIRST courses she should try in an IndyCar, if for no other reason than she had zero high-speed oval experience. Besides, as hard as road courses are on the equipment the odds of engine or chassis destruction are much lower.
But enough about common sense. Now it appears her next schedule race will be at Michigan and not at Mid Ohio this week, meaning Milkalicious will have driven on nothing but ovals for the handful of races comprising her debut season. Keep this mind: her entry in Michigan is presuming the Iron Hand of Justice doesn’t pull her license for the remainder of the season, which would be a tad awkward considering she’s probably got the Bombardier Learjet ICS Rookie of the Year award in the bag.