It’s time to start schilling to the masses, as the sidebar will now be featuring a link to a super duper contest involving two of the most famous names in racing: Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Danica Patrick.
PEAK Antifreeze, the IndyCar® Series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have teamed up with IndyCar Series star Danica Patrick to offer racing enthusiasts a chance to win an unprecedented IndyCar Series Driving Experience.Last year Peak held a similar contest, and in point of fact one of the winners was our regular commenter Jennifer. That sweepstakes featured a “racing experience” in Phoenix, so the good folks at Peak have definitely upped the ante this year. Read the above quote again, folks: 15 winners will not only get to hold court with the raven-haired driver, but also get to drive around The Brickyard just like our buddy MoneyCJ did! In May!
Fifteen lucky racing fans will enjoy a VIP experience during Pole Qualifying Weekend at the 2008 Indianapolis 500. Each winner will learn first-hand racing tips from Patrick before driving a single-seat Indy car around the famed 2.5-mile oval, marking the first time that the Indy single-seater program will run during the month of May.
You'll probably be at Milka Duno speed, but still, that’s a contest.
Curt Cavin points out one disclaimer from Danica: “I’m not riding with them.” Gosh, I hope not. I mean she’s small but I think those single seaters are pretty cramped with one person.
Since this a promotion it is kindly requested that you please refrain from making snarky comments about the “racing tips” involving spinning in the pits, gesturing with your hands, or racy photo shoots. At the very least try to be tasteful and creative about them, otherwise P1 will bust out her karate lessons on those who speak unkindly of Patrick. (Just ask P2 about the last time he started chanting “Boo Danica!” Not pretty.)
Above all, please follow the link and enter the contest. If you win you can tell us all about the “experience”.