Hornish still thinking

Posted by Iannucci | 8/15/2007 | 2 comments »
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Looks like someone recently asked Uncle Sam to give five reasons why he would stay in the IRL and not go fulltime with the tin top racing. Lo and behold he quickly dropped 5 reasons on them...although I can’t believe “the Indy 500” was fourth. Hello?

Meanwhile Sam is prepping to run this Saturday in a Busch series race at Michigan International Speedway, which would be his third race at the track this summer. Back in May Sam piloted an ARCA car to second place at MIS – battling not quite racing legends like Erik Darnell and Erin Crocker to a second place finish.

This weekend Sam competes against several Cup series regulars jumping down to Busch (known as “Buschwhackers”), such as Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Mark Martin and Greg Biffle. (Yes, that’s just like putting Hornish, Dan Wheldon and Tony Kanaan in an Indy Pro race.)

Those who will attempt to follow Hornish’s Further Adventures in Contemplation can take heart in knowing this race is only 250 miles, so it should be limited to around 6-8 yellow flags.


  1. Anonymous // August 15, 2007 8:46 AM  

    Those are pretty weak reasons (except the 500--why was that fourth Sam?). One tends to think it's a prepared answer. I'm convinced he and Helio don't actually like each other for instance. While at MIS I saw kids in official Busch series shirts with Sams tin-top car on it. If they're already merchandising him doesn't it stand to reason he's gone?

  2. Jennifer Coomer // August 16, 2007 8:30 AM  

    Sam, one word for you = LAME