Question: What is your policy/philosophy on reporting what is heard on radios (via scanners) between drivers and crew chiefs during a race? I know those conversations are not "on the record" in some ways, but even The Star prints the scanner frequencies. I ask because we could hear some interesting stuff during the Danica vs. Briscoe clash. You could hear someone telling Briscoe "she's walking down to the car. Stay in the car and lower your visor." We also heard Briscoe being told to stay in the car and he would be pushed all the way back to the garage area. Just curious. (Fred, Simpsonville, S.C.)"Stay in the car and lower your visor"? Good grief, Team Penske. Briscoe's a grown man so he could probably handle a little conflict now and then. I mean the girl's got a temper but she only weighs a buck and change.
Answer: I think in most cases we'd ask the participants about what we heard on the scanner. And we did in this case.
Her sponsors wouldn't approve and it would border on wrestling-level entertainment, but what I wouldn't give to see Danica! sporting a firesuit that looks like this on Sunday.