Things have been rather silent around here lately, with what news there has been being relatively un-newsworthy. In the past few days the IndyStar ran a story about Sarah Fisher, which basically said she was teamless but looking to participate next year – something I think we all figured was the case.
Meanwhile Penske Racing is preparing for it’s (nearly) imminent future, as Curt Cavin reported that Ryan Briscoe joined “Happy Feet” Castroneves for testing at THE Milwaukee Mile last week. Again, Briscoe preparing for the second Team Penske car is no surprise. Nicole Manske is already taking “smile and wave” pointers from Crystal Hornish.
In other forms of racing, 1995 Indy 505 winner Jacque Villenueve finished 21st in his Truck racing debut. Jack says “We learned a lot tonight; we had a lot of pit stops.” If over the weekend he had gone bar-hopping with his friends, got liquored up and tried to hit on every girl in sight, would he end up saying the same thing?
Anyhow, no news with Dario Franchitti since AGR is holding him to contractual obligations. And no other driver news, silly season or otherwise. And nothing officially announced with the “Value” plan. And the 17th race of 2008 on Moon Base Alpha has not been announced.
Quite honestly, the most interesting read hasn’t had anything to do with IndyCars. It would appear F1 castaway and N-word wannabe Scott Speed has redefined the term "Prima Donna", judging from his shock and horror at the policies of American tin top racing. From SpeedTV.com:
“In open-wheel racing, you always have someone on the team who buckles you into your seat. I got into my seat today waiting for someone to buckle me in and then after awhile realized I was supposed to buckle myself in. I’m not used to bringing my own helmet to the car either!I’ll let Marc from Full Throttle express the sentiment:
“[But] the most surprising thing is that I just don’t dress like these people yet. I got harassed by some of the ARCA officials for my shorts – which I wasn’t supposed to be wearing in the garage – and for my hat because it’s what Europe would call high fashion, but I guess it’s not considered that here...”
Would it be uncalled for if I suggested they left him unbuckled and sent him on his way?
And I suppose sending Speed out without his Brain Bucket and only protected by his “high fashion Euro-hat” would also be classified as way out of line.
I tend to agree it is out of line, but there it is on digital paper and I have no intentions of removing it. In fact I have something to add; Just shut up and drive (assuming you can) you arrogant, spoiled pompous ass!