Quote of the Day

Posted by Iannucci | 6/25/2008 | 12 comments »
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"There is nothing that puts a smile on my face more than seeing a sea of fans decked out in Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. garb standing and cheering Scott Dixon, Danica Patrick and Helio Castroneves." - Jack Arute, showing why his chosen path in life involves being a pit reporter and not a marketing director.


  1. Anonymous // June 25, 2008 7:53 PM  

    Poor Jack, He tried so hard to be funny in this weeks report. I read the whole thing at Indycar.com. That quote was the icing on the cake. It went over about as well as the victory kiss he planted on Well Done this week. YUCK ! Maybe the FireHawk can shoot some extra t-shirts at those fans this weekend...

  2. Goose // June 25, 2008 10:36 PM  

    If anyone else agrees with Arute that it's a good thing, your support won't be necessary.

  3. Anonymous // June 26, 2008 4:32 AM  

    Hey I wear my Tony Stewart t-shirt ...but it's the 16th street Speedway track record one

  4. Anonymous // June 26, 2008 8:03 AM  

    that Jack Arute qoute came out as well as most George W. Bush quips !

  5. Jennifer Coomer // June 26, 2008 9:03 AM  

    Jack tries to slap a bow on way too many things.

  6. Anonymous // June 26, 2008 11:32 AM  

    Fans DON'T cheer on Dixon. At the 500 they went nuts over four things. Vitor taking the lead, Marco taking the lead, Tony taking the lead, and Danica storming down pit lane. When Wheldon and Dixon traded the lead no one cared. Only the bloggers like Dixon.

  7. Anonymous // June 26, 2008 5:52 PM  

    you've got to admit Vitor taking the lead was pretty unlikely Vs. Wheldon or Dixon taking a lead, I actually thought Wheldon would win until I saw him kind of fade off..

  8. Anonymous // June 26, 2008 6:20 PM  

    Vitors pass was worthy of speedway wide cheering, and had any driver pulled off that pass it would remain worthy of it. It amused me that the woman three seats over in the dale jr. national guard hat didn't take notice.

  9. Anonymous // June 26, 2008 7:59 PM  

    what moronic person would wear nascrap junk to the Indy 500 ?

  10. Doug // June 27, 2008 2:23 AM  

    Jack perhaps didn't choose the moment or the words correctly, but I understand what he's saying. Fans that have been traditionally N-word fans only are now starting to come to the track to see IndyCars, and cheering for them! This is a step in the right direction. ...however ineloquently it was stated.

  11. Carrie // June 27, 2008 7:37 AM  

    I'm traditionally a NASCAR fan and I've been going to Indy races for over four years now.

    I'll also cop to wearing my NASCAR swag to the Indy races just because, unless you like Danica & Helio, you aren't going to find a very good selection of gear featuring other drivers.

    I did manage to snag a Darren Manning #10 t-shirt a couple years back... only to have Chip boot him the next month. Therefore, I went back to wearing the current NASCAR swag.

  12. Anonymous // June 28, 2008 1:41 AM  

    Carrie, see that makes no sense.

    WHY don't I wear WNBA stuff at a hockey game ??

    How about soccer stuff at a football game ??

    Or my swim shorts to church ?