Still Sharp

Posted by Iannucci | 7/17/2007 | 5 comments »
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I need to give some credit to the old guy here, if for no other reason than I am a similarly-aged old guy myself.

When Scott Sharp ended last season he had not only lost his longtime Delphi sponsorship but also saw his Fernandez Racing team completely evaporate. No one was sure who was throwing the lifeline to whom when it was announced that he had hooked up with Rahal Letterman Racing, but as the season has progressed The Immortal has CLEARLY demonstrated that he’s been the most consistent performer not on one of the Big 3 teams.

Even more amazing is that all year he has hosted well over a hundred little YouTube racing vignettes for his Patron Racing team, and friends these look an awful lot like auditions to do racing commentary some day. Check out your mirror, Scott Goodyear.

We may needle him for his on-track block parties, but no matter what the outcome of his 140 career starts Sharp always seems to have a smile on his face. Of course, being about five grand short of 10 MEEELLION dollars in winnings would put me in a good mood as well. Anyhow check out the old man talking about, well, being the old man of the series.


  1. Anonymous // July 17, 2007 12:21 PM  

    How about we ditch Goodyears marbles, and bring the Sharp De Ferran duo?

  2. Anonymous // July 17, 2007 12:24 PM  

    Lookin' Sharp would be awesome in the booth someday, fo' sho'...

  3. Anonymous // July 17, 2007 1:06 PM  

    Just an FYI for those out there with an iPod, but these video shorts are all part of a podcast you can get off of iTunes.

  4. Jennifer Coomer // July 17, 2007 2:33 PM  

    Oh shoot! I’ve been meaning to tell you that after the race the speedway announcer introduced the winner by saying, “Ladies and Gentlemen, your Firestone Indy 200 winner, Scott Sharp … er …. Dixon! Scott Dixon”. He very quickly corrected himself. John and I almost fell in the aisles. It was HI-larry-us.

    I’d love to see Sharp in the announcer’s booth.

  5. Anonymous // July 17, 2007 5:55 PM  

    A friend of mine pointed out the Sharp/Patron videos on youtube early in the season...about the same time Arni burst on the scene.

    I think Sharp would be great in the announcer's booth, too... If you put him and Davey Hamilton together we'd have announcers who know how to drive AND announce...

    ...that would be "SOFA KING" cool.

    Sam Posey, line 1.