The truth is out there

Posted by Iannucci | 7/14/2008 | 6 comments »
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Struck by lightening? Mumps-related symptoms? “Boyfriend” troubles? It’s time to find out what really happened to drivers who mysteriously disappeared from this weekend’s race.

Enrique Bernoldi (20th): His early pit stop then allowed him to make his way to third by lap 62 when the front-runners made their stops. Unfortunately for the Conquest rookie he ran out of fuel just before his scheduled pit stop. He did manage to make it back into the pits and was sent back out after falling a few laps down. After his stop, Bernoldi encountered some sudden handling issues and chose to retire from the race with 66 laps completed.

Jamie Camara (21st): Rookie Camara had a strong couple of first laps jumping up to 17th from his 23rd place on the grid. But when a yellow came out, Camara had no choice but to run over some debris left by the contact between Ryan Briscoe and Marco Andretti in order for him to avoid hitting Briscoe who was stopped in the middle of the track. Camara then came in for a pit stop under yellow after which the handling of his car was not the same. Camara did fight on for another 44 laps but damaged caused by the debris made the car not handle properly and Camara preferred to retire after 50 laps.

AJ Foyt IV (22nd): Foyt, who qualified 22nd, was forced to start in the 24th spot due to an engine change in the No. 2 Lilly Diabetes Dallara/Honda/Firestone machine. He ran as high as 19th in the race, but was credited with a 22nd place finish after having to leave the race on lap 45 due to ... mechanical failure related to steering.


  1. Anonymous // July 14, 2008 1:07 PM  

    Anthony can't seem to buy a break these days. As the old Hee Haw song went, "if it weren't for bad luck, i'd have no luck at all..."

  2. Anonymous // July 14, 2008 1:43 PM  

    to the comment above: That's why Quattro should be given the ax by TG and company in order to find a better driver for Vision Racing! This kid has had enough chances to shine and hasn't delivered!

  3. Ansen Bayer // July 14, 2008 2:06 PM  

    Just wondering...

    Anyone have any clue what the "Special Announcement" is that is promoting?

  4. Anonymous // July 14, 2008 2:17 PM  

    The special announcement is that Roth Racing has had it's points from this weekends race taken away. Apparently John Andretti got in the car at the last minute before the start of the race in place of Marty.
    Marty Roth(The Sloth) worst Indycar driver all time.

  5. Fred Hurley // July 14, 2008 2:45 PM  

    It's looking like it's most likely an announcement of PT at Edmonton, running for Walker, in a Vision car. There's also talk of a sponsorship announcement for that team. If it's a one-off, then it's being way overblown, but if they actually have a deal for the rest of the season, that could be cool. This is all just speculation, though.

  6. Anonymous // July 14, 2008 8:36 PM  

    Probably the announcement for PT racing for Vision/Walker RAcing.