Indecision '07 may soon be over

Posted by Iannucci | 11/06/2007 | 3 comments »
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And wouldn't you know it, the good folks at Team Penske might make the announcement right here in my backyard. Actually, two annonucements.

If Sam Hornish stays true to form, trusting team owner Roger Penske to all but make career decisions for him, the three-time Indy Racing League champion will be announced on Saturday night in Phoenix as the new third driver for Penske's Nextel Cup team.

Though Penske said Sunday a final decision would be made in next few days, he smiled, adding, "My inclination would be to go with him."

Penske said if Hornish goes to NASCAR, former IRL driver Ryan Briscoe, who has tested Indy cars for Penske, would move from the organization's American Le Mans Series unit to team with Helio Castroneves. (MORE from St Petersburg Times)
Now now, let's not make any SNAP decisions here, Roger. You should really take your time and thoughtfully consider all of your options, but just in case I'll be preparing a press bullpen outside of my cubicle here at work. I'll have complimentary Atomic Fireballs ready for anyone who attends.

(And yes, I am aware that with all the posts about Sam and Helio this month it seems like I should be on the Penske payroll. What am I supposed to do - post more about Hideki Mutoh? Gomennasai.)

3 comments

  1. mmack // November 06, 2007 9:30 AM  

    Jeff,

    You and Pressdog have a chance for a GREAT "faux" news story on either site. I'm thinking something along the lines of "Roger Penske buys NASCAR from France Family". Your subhead could be "Move ensures Hornish Jr. will always have a starting spot in any NEXTEL Cup event".

    Oh, and fyi: here's today's view from some N-word fans on the whole deal.

    Too bad USAC didn't have a "Past Champion Provisional" for the Indianapolis 500 back in 1995, eh Roger?

    Mr. Penske, if you read this board, Pressdog, Jeff, and I would be very happy if you could buy each of the three of us starting spots in the 2008 Indianapolis 500. Something close to, if not right on the front row would be very nice. Also, please don't forget our friend Johnny.

  2. john clerk // November 06, 2007 11:21 AM  

    Mr. Penske,

    I'm too old, too fat, and my eyes are too bad to take up driving at this stage of my life, but I'll gladly accept a luxury suite on the Tower Terrace with plenty of Fosters and shrimp cocktail, with hardcard credentials for the IRL season.

    Yeah, that's it...that's the ticket!

  3. Johnny // November 06, 2007 11:56 AM  

    Mmack:

    Great post and thanks for the consideration. I humbly accept this most generous offer.