The number 26

Posted by Iannucci | 3/20/2008 | 6 comments »
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The entry list for the IndyCar Series opener has been released, and lo and behold we have 26 cars. Oh happy day!

Of note, please welcome Ernesto Viso, who will be driving for HVM racing (a.k.a. The Artists Formerly Known As Minardi). Also notice that Milka Duno and not tag-team partner Townsend Bell will be at the helm of the second D&R entry. Ernesto and Milka are mentioned together not only because they are both hail from Caracas but also in case anyone would like to make a prediction as to which Venezuelan has the best season.

My pick is Johan Santana.

Also, please note a foul needs to be called on the N/H/L team for taking the numbers "02" and "06" for their entries. Guys, this may not be Champ CART but it's still very much open-wheel racing; save the aught-anything numbers for the N-word. Really, this is no way to start our Kumbaya, especially when "12" and "16" are not being used.

As fans we implore you to please rectify this situation before we find ourselves referring to your drivers as Dale Rahal Jr and Buckshot Wilson. Thank you.

6 comments

  1. erika // March 20, 2008 5:34 PM  

    That entry list is just cool - that really got me psyched for next week. Looks like the IRL was somewhat confused as to what to do with the 02 and 06, putting them at the bottom of the list.

  2. Anonymous // March 20, 2008 6:06 PM  

    I wonder what happened to Pacific Coast?

  3. Bash // March 20, 2008 10:18 PM  

    Doggone it, 02 is Davey Hamilton's!

  4. Anonymous // March 21, 2008 12:18 AM  

    12 & 16 would be great numbers.

    Also availible: #'s 28-30,
    33-38,
    40,
    42-54,
    56-66,
    68-76,
    78-90,
    and 92-97

    68 Numbers Availble and they have to go hillbilly style with 02 and 06 ???!!!

  5. John Edward // March 21, 2008 3:49 AM  

    There's precedent for the 02 number. Last year Davey Hamilton drove the 02 for Vision Racing and finished in the top 10.

  6. Billy Coy // March 21, 2008 4:51 AM  

    el boogity
    el boogity
    el boogity
    Let's Go Racin' Boys and Girls !