Quotes of the Day

Posted by Iannucci | 6/04/2008 | 3 comments »
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Pertaining to the four cars visible in this photo, posted at the Panther Racing site.

"We were racing and things like this happen. The stint before, Ed (Carpenter) kind of threw the car into me so I gave him as much room as I could and nearly lost it in the marbles. Then, in the accident, I just carried too much speed into the corner and I had dirty air in front of me. I lost the front end of the Indiana Jones/Blockbuster car and went up into him.” Marco Andretti

“It was just hard racing there at the end. I was running seventh, I think, trying to pass (Oriol) Servia for sixth spot and kept getting good runs on him. But I just couldn't get the pass done into (turn) one. That kind of let Marco (Andretti) get up on me. I started racing Marco for my position. He got under me and we ran two-wide through turns 1 and 2. I gave him enough room, but its a tough track and he pushed up into me. He apologized and we're all good.” Ed Carpenter

Getting airborne wasn’t that bad; it’s landing that causes all the problems. I was just protecting myself, trying to finish the race and it looked like Marco (Andretti) and Ed (Carpenter) got into one another off of turn two. I did everything I could to stay out of it, but it looked like Marco lit up the tires trying to keep it off the wall and I couldn’t avoid him. We knew starting last was going to make it a tough run today, but we really were quick after our first pit stop. I just feel bad for the Delphi National Guard crew having to leave here with two crashed cars.”Vitor Meira

“If I would have gotten caught up in that, I would have been under the bus crying right now, that‘s for sure.”Ryan Briscoe


  1. Katie Schrock // June 04, 2008 10:44 AM  

    Why should Marco keep his mouth shut? He admitted that he carried too much speed and that he lost the front end. He also apologized. What else is he supposed to do?

  2. pressdog // June 04, 2008 1:02 PM  

    That's an awesome photo. I love Vitor -- the going airborne aint so bad, it's the landing that sucks. LOL.

  3. Annemarie // June 06, 2008 10:57 AM  

    I loved that comment. Vitor seems so calm about the whole thing. This is only a small part of his great awesomeness.