Quote of the Day

Posted by Iannucci | 10/05/2007 | 8 comments »
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From the IndyStar:

"When good drivers are available, I think you have to look at them and take them. You are doing your team an injustice if you don't...I am not raiding the IRL. Nobody is a bigger supporter of open-wheel racing than me." - Floyd "Chip" Ganassi
Ahem.

8 comments

  1. john clerk // October 05, 2007 10:18 AM  

    well ... i think if my first name was Floyd, I'd have a nickname like "Chip" too.

    just sayin ...

  2. Anonymous // October 05, 2007 11:41 AM  

    Floyd Ganassi is Lying !

  3. mmack // October 05, 2007 12:26 PM  

    "...I am not raiding the IRL. Nobody is a bigger supporter of open-wheel racing than me."

    Jeff, it's true! Since Jonathan Byrd left after sponsoring Indy Cars for years, Chip really is the BIGGEST supporter of open-wheel racing. Hell, the shadow of Chip's ass weighs 20 pounds. He's so fat if you stabbed him he'd bleed gravy. He's so fat when he sits around the pits he really sits AROUND the pits, etc.

    (BTW, no disrespect intended for Mr. Byrd, who was one cool dude when he sponsored Indy cars through his chain of cafeteria's and KFC franchises. I met him at IMS one year, and would never slag him.)

  4. Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. // October 05, 2007 12:59 PM  

    if i used colorful language on a regular basis i would use it right now.

  5. Johnny // October 05, 2007 1:12 PM  

    Mmack:

    I don't want to commit heresy here, but let's not forget Mr. AJ Foyt is a pretty BIG supporter of the IRL as well.

  6. mmack // October 05, 2007 1:16 PM  

    Johnny,

    True, I don't think we'd want to get between Chip, A.J., and a fully loaded buffet table.

  7. DerekFromPittsburgh // October 05, 2007 8:49 PM  

    eh, you can't argue Chip's commitment to open wheel. He likes to win in open wheel, but that says a lot for him. If you notice when there is a NASCAR and Indy race on the same day where he is. He'll still be in the IRL next year with two, possibly three cars. Knowing the guy, his heart is in an open wheel car, but he is a business man also and he knows where the money is. If open wheel guys want to go to NASCAR, better for them to go to teams like Ganassi & Penske who still give back to the Indycar series than to somewhere like Childress or Roush who could give a crap whether or not they even hold an Indy 500.

  8. Anonymous // October 07, 2007 10:25 PM  

    Floyd Ganassi and Dario Franchitti show no loylaty and love to the IRL.

    :-( x 5 million