Next on Danica's enemy list is...

Posted by Iannucci | 7/19/2008 | 9 comments »
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“She came to my team and our pit box in a very bad way with bad words,” Duno said. “If you come in a nice way, perfect, we can talk. If you come in a bad way, you are going to find my bad side.

“I don’t like drama, and I told her ‘go away, you are not welcome.’.”

Those would be the words of Milka Duno, everyone's favorite fan friendly actress and author who happens to drive around during IndyCar races. She was less than pleased at being visited by the world's fastest Motorola representative after an on-track incident in practice on Saturday.

Yes, the Danica Pit Invasion tour continues, although this week she reportedly stayed on the proper side of the pit wall this time. According to the intrepid Curt Cavin, who is certain to be nominated for a Pulitzer for this work, Milka did not hide in her car or try ot walk away. No, she not only remained in her pit box during the invasion, she reportedly threw a towel in the face of Danicker during the latest outbreak of anger management.

Mee. Oww.

And why would Milkalicious dare to throw a towel, and probably a sweaty one at that, in the face of the open-wheel's beloved swimsuit exhibitionist? Let's go to Mrs Hospenthal.

“I wanted to know if she saw me (on the track) ..... it’s hard to locate people once they get away from their car,” she said. “I stayed behind the wall. I just wanted to ask what happened.

“Unfortunately, things involving me tend to evolve. I’m on the hot seat when I do something and when others do something (connected to me). It’s kind of the line that I walk because I’m popular.”

Umm, no. It ain't misfortune, ma'am. Those are your two feet and that's your mouth, and ain't nothing going on with none of them that you can't stop or start. It's OK if you want to go argue something with some other driver - in fact, it's kinda fun to watch - but don't make it sound as if your public discussions are a byproduct of popularity. Please. Own your feelings and the expression thereof.

And now we're at the part where your humble host has to pull this set of quotes out again from the one-time kinder, gentler Danica.

"I realize, over time now, how unproductive being angry all the time is and how it doesn't really do any good for my driving ... I think that being positive does."

"But I'm trying to grow up. I'm trying to be better all-around for all kinds of reasons: for myself, for the people around me and for the people I don't know who are around me."

Uh huh. Keep trying there. At any rate we shall see on Sunday if this "evolves" into a high-speed version of roller derby.


  1. Anonymous // July 19, 2008 10:58 PM  

    "At any rate we shall see on Sunday if this "evolves" into a high-speed version of roller derby."

    LOL! between the Dancia vs Duno drama, and the Vitor vs Viso drama, the potential for on track retaliation is frighteningly plausible.

    One would hope that at least one person in each of the pairings is smart enough to NOT participate in any shenanigans while at speed...
    Just sayin is all.

  2. Anonymous // July 20, 2008 3:03 AM  

    I hope Milka and Daniker can kiss and make up...

    I'll keep the vcr rolling for any comments from Scott Goodyear on this one

  3. Anonymous // July 20, 2008 5:05 AM  

    meeshbeer said...
    One would hope that at least one person in each of the pairings is smart enough to NOT participate in any shenanigans while at speed...

    The key phrase here being "at speed", that counts one of them out...

  4. Anonymous // July 20, 2008 5:58 AM  

    Barnhart can always use Marty Roth as a buffer, in addition to his primary duties as The Spackler in the next Batman movie
    (He's never met a wall he hasn't had to get touched up!)

  5. Anonymous // July 20, 2008 6:55 AM  

    Oooo The Spackler is a good one.

    There are a few blogs saying that there are unconfirmed reports that spittle made an appearance during the altercation.

    I tend to think if this has any truth to this, it was simply stray particles emitted in the heat of the moment.

  6. Anonymous // July 20, 2008 7:57 AM

  7. Katie Schrock // July 20, 2008 10:25 AM  

    They've now posted the video on

  8. Jennifer Coomer // July 20, 2008 11:34 AM  

    Having met Milka and having my picture made with her and feeling her right bicep against my back...I would *NOT* go messing with Milka.

    I am conflicted. I love this. And at the same time... Dancica, I am so over it.

  9. Anonymous // July 21, 2008 5:47 AM  

    Well, this little "tiff" was big enough to make the Bold Names section on the last page of the Chicago Tribune Sports section today.

    And just google "Danica Patrick Milka Duno Mid Ohio" and watch what comes up.