Maybe we're related, distantly

Posted by Iannucci | 7/23/2007 | 2 comments »
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The Indy Pro series also raced at Mid Ohio this weekend, but I was unable to view it online (I’ll wait for the rebroadcast whatever afternoon this week.) You can check out the definitive recap at, although after reading the results of the race I probably should have paid more attention.

Why? It’s not every day a driver with anything close to a similar surname as my own makes headlines, but Richard Antinucci did when he managed to record his first career IPS win at this weekend’s event. Antinucci is driving for his uncle’s IPS team – and that uncle would be Eddie Cheever.

Yes friends, Old Man Cheever is still around in IndyCars, although his team has a limited budget and has made the decision to have Richard run only in the non-oval events for maximum success. The plan seems to be working as he has scored 5 straight Top 10s.

One oddity: Antinucci was born in Rome (Italy, not Georgia), so he has both American and Italian flags on the belt of his firesuit. I suppose “Congratulazioni!”s are in order.


  1. Anonymous // July 23, 2007 6:03 PM  

    Are they holding hands?!

  2. Carrie // July 25, 2007 10:16 AM  

    Damn! Smart, sexy, racecar driver. He had to go and ruin that lovely package by driving for Cheever. *sigh*