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Posted by Iannucci | 5/30/2008 | 3 comments »
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The principles involved are saying it's time to turn the page, but how are we supposed to forget when stuff like this comes out on Cavin's Q & A?

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.)

Answer: I think in most cases we'd ask the participants about what we heard on the scanner. And we did in this case.
"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.

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.

3 comments

  1. Tabernerus // May 30, 2008 9:47 PM  

    I say she should pull a PT, and don a wrestling mask during the driver introductions at Milwaukee. And it'd piss off PT, so double-bonus. :-)

  2. Dale Nixon // May 31, 2008 6:33 AM  

    Briscoe isn't exactly a welterweight himself...

  3. mmack // May 31, 2008 6:41 AM  

    Jeff,

    Could you imagine if Danica! got into an on-track incident and decided to go after, say, Justin Wilson? Justin would have to grab her by the shoulders and pick her up to eye-level to hear what she's saying. :^)