TrackSide Online reports something worse than "Champ Car fever" has been detected in the aftermath of Watkins Glen.
The IRL held a mandatory teleconference earlier today for teams and drivers that participated in the Watkins Glen weekend.Whoizzit? No idea and even if I did I wouldn't say (courtesy of HIPAA), but as much as he’s always kissing people in victory lane let's hope it wasn’t Kanaan. If he went all Typhoid Tony on us a serial smoocher like him could take out half the field.
Because we have gotten numerous inquiries, and to slow what is quickly becoming a rampant rumor mill, we will confirm that the meeting was in fact about an IRL driver coming down with a case of the mumps. And yes, according to various sources, the IRL is preparing a plan to address the situation.
We have not fully confirmed which driver has been affected by the formerly common and contagious illness, and will not print such information until confirmed by appropriate IRL officials.
UPDATE: IndyCar.com has revealed the name of the afflicted.