Don't let's start

Posted by Iannucci | 5/31/2008 | 4 comments »
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Stick a fork in Marty Roth's weekend.

Roth Racing Withdraws #25 Car At Milwaukee‏.

It was a tough first practice session for Roth Racing in preparation for Sunday’s ABC Supply Co, A.J. Foyt 225, at the famed Milwaukee Mile, as both John Andretti and Marty Roth made contact, in separate incidents, with the turn 2 wall.

For Andretti the damage wasn't that significant, unfortunately the same couldn''t be said about Roth's #25 car.

Late during the morning practice session team owner Marty Roth got loose exiting corner 2 and, despite trying to save it, did a half spin and hit the outside wall with the left side of the car.

MARTY ROTH (#25, Roth Racing)

"We lost the right rear shock, it was fading the entire session and then went completely south in the last outing. We can't fix the car for this race. Our focus has to turn to Texas."
This will be the second "Did Not Start" (DNS) for Roth this year. In fact, Roth's entire season has been, well, very very bad.

Homestead: 53 laps (handling)
St Petersburg: 0 laps (DNS)
Motegi: 44 laps (Contact)
Kansas: 41 laps (Handling)
Indianapolis: 59 laps (Contact)
Milwaukee: 0 laps (DNS)

How he hasn't run out of chassis we'll never know, and remember for this he gets $1.3M in TEAM program funding. Good gracious.


  1. John Edward // May 31, 2008 3:26 PM  
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  3. Anonymous // May 31, 2008 3:33 PM  

    It's "Marty's Party and he'll drive if he wants to, drive if he wants to, and you would drive to if you had money too"

    But I don't get it????

    "the right rear shock has been fasing all season it on the last round it completely went south"

    Damn, Marty, you have replaced everything else on your car at least 10 times this year, don't you think replacing that shock would have crossed your mind?

    It's you that needs replacing.

    Guess karma is a be-a-tch.

    It's time, Marty, give it up, put Andretti in the 25, Howard back in his # 24 and tend to your team once and for all.

    Interesting how the PR regarding Andretti staying with the team for two more races did not mention one thing about Howard.

    Makes you wonder huh???

    Jay, if I were you, I would ask for direct deposits on your salary, the checks may not be good.

  4. Anonymous // May 31, 2008 6:48 PM  

    Time for Marty to retire from driving and be in the pits a team cheif ! Jay Howard should be racing !