HEY HEY! HO HO!
THIS MASS PROBATION HAS GOT TO GO!
Going along with Helio Castroneves and Dario Franchitti, Autoweek now reports that Tony Kanaan was also fined for “aggressive driving” in Kentucky. That means the ENTIRE front row of this years Indianapolis 500 just got sent to the Principal’s Office. I’m sure Nariz is a bit tweaked at this, but even more of interest is that in the same article Kanaan seems to be fashioning himself in the mode of Cesar Chavez.
For their part, Indy-car drivers intend to increase communication. Andretti Green Racing's Kanaan and Team Penske's Helio Castroneves want to organize an IndyCar drivers' association like the one they knew in CART.Some noble ideas there, but, well, let's just say good luck with that. Let’s see if this weekend Tony grabs his bullhorn and his buddy and starts marching around Infineon.
"We'll have everybody leave (the series' regular meeting) and then we'll talk as drivers about the things we see that are problems," Kanaan said. "We'll let one guy, a veteran like Dario Franchitti or Scott Sharp, take it to (Barnhart). Right now, he's got 10 guys trying to talk to him, mostly about the same things."
Kanaan said the group will also work to build an emergency fund for injured drivers who lack the necessary level of insurance.
Tony (in his bullhorn): WHAT DO WE WANT!
Tony: WHEN DO WE WANT IT?
Helio: Right now!
Speaking of those two, if you haven't ready this article from IndyCar.com take a moment and do so - if only because Tony discusses the finer points of making out with a glass. It's true.