Quote of the Day

Posted by Iannucci | 6/09/2008 | 13 comments »
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"I went in there pretty deep and I got into the apex and he just drilled us. Whether his brakes failed or his brain failed, I don't know but he seems to be wrecking a lot of race cars."

So was this Ryan Hunter-Reay lamenting the close quarters Marco Andretti was racing? Perhaps Marco's take on Ryan's driving? Maybe Scheckter discussing Moraes?

None of the above, but it was one open-wheel guy talking about another. Sorta. Click here to find out.

13 comments

  1. Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. // June 09, 2008 12:59 PM  

    ha ha ha!

  2. Demond Sanders // June 09, 2008 3:29 PM  

    I love seeing those guys fail.

    Let their misery be a warning to you Mr. Dixon, should you get any bright ideas.

  3. John in Speedway // June 09, 2008 5:00 PM  

    I'll assume that Dixon knows better. He has a chance to become a legend in this series, based on his age and the pace he's at with winning races, including the 500.

  4. Derek // June 09, 2008 5:41 PM  

    If it should serve as a warning to anybody, its Thunda Dan… Also, if talented drivers have this many problems, just think what would happen to poor Danicker.

  5. Tabernerus // June 09, 2008 7:27 PM  

    Two alternate theories, for those that view them as traitors. For Hornish, there was no guarantee unification would ever happen. He was a multi-time champion, and a 500 winner. The series was changing a little bit to include some new tracks that did not play as well to his strengths. Maybe he could have become a great road racer, but who knows? If Hornish had taken to stock car racing, and had won some races, when taken in conjunction with his IndyCar success, he would have been remember by all racing fans as one of the best of his generation. This may all still happen by the way. He IS still a rookie. Or, he comes back to IndyCar, and continues a great career.

    For Franchitti, I really do get the sense that he was going to retire to sports car racing, and NASCAR just offered so much more money than ALMS. I think had Dario not gone to NASCAR, he still wouldn't be in IndyCar this year. The one that really bothers me is Allmendinger, because he's young, and has the exact skill set the current series requires. But at least he's getting his oval training out of the way now. :-)

  6. John in Speedway // June 09, 2008 7:35 PM  

    I disagree derek, because I think Danica is a very talented driver. Dario and Sam are more talented overall race car drivers than most of the drivers in Napcar. Danica has had lots of success in high speed go karts, which require a lot of driver skill. I'm not saying that Napcar doesn't require skill, but they are more like bumper boats that bump and smash into each other, rather than IndyCars, which are driven open-wheeled at much higher speeds. You can't just bump around and smash into each other in IndyCars, otherwise you will end up airborn and in the fence.
    Danica makes very few mistakes. On the other hand, she doesn't take a lot of risks either. If I were a car owner, I would love to have Danica as a driver. She is smart, conservative, and doesn't damage equipment. With the right team (AGR) and race strategy, she can win races. She also has the ability to drive wheel to wheel without backing off (just ask Marco who he would rather run side by side with, Ryan or Danica?) I've seen Marco and Danica run side by side on 1.5 mile tracks during practice for lap after lap. That takes skill, and balls.

  7. Anonymous // June 09, 2008 10:26 PM  

    Plain and simple...another of those infamous "racing incidents"...Marco ventures left, Hunter ventures right...BIG BOOM!

    As far as Sam and Dario...well, thank God Tony, despite some bad showings as of late, still carries the banner of "former IRL driver" high...God knows Sam and Dario aren't making the transition play look too good! In fact it's somewhat embarassing to say "former IRL driver" in the same sentence as their names.

  8. pressdog // June 10, 2008 4:20 AM  

    Jeff has N-word Fever.

  9. mmack // June 10, 2008 6:39 AM  

    'Dog,

    One thinks an afternoon of the snooze-fest at Pocono would cure that "right quick".

  10. Tabernerus // June 10, 2008 6:41 AM  

    Yeah, that or a shot of penacillin.

  11. Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. // June 10, 2008 8:00 AM  

    you know how made i am at nascar right now. so i won't bother to say serves 'em right.

  12. mmack // June 10, 2008 9:39 AM  

    DAMN Jennifer, NASCAR made you so mad y'all can't even spell straight! ;^)

    I jest, but I understand. You have a kindred spirit in mrs. mmack.

    And as for Mr. Turncoatti, before you start flinging charges of brain fade at another driver, did you hear the one about the Indianapolis 500 winner who drove full speed into the back of another car after the race was over? Man, it's a good thing you don't make mistakes like that.

  13. Anonymous // June 10, 2008 10:57 PM  

    Triump the Insult Comic Dog says : Nascar is for me to poop on !!