Wheldon makes like a panther

Posted by Iannucci | 9/19/2008 | 7 comments »
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So Did Chip fire Dan? Did Dan leave Chip? Did Dan get Vitor fired? Let’s hear it straight from the horse’s, err, Dan’s mouth.

To be quite honest, Chip and I still have a fantastic relationship. You know, I made a decision to move on, and I think that was, that was best for certainly the two of us. But in terms of making that decision, my management had spoken to John shortly after that race we did in Kentucky. And I wasn’t sure there was the possibility of being able to drive for this team and then it turned out there was.

Translation: “Don’t hate the playa. Hate the game.”


  1. Carrie // September 19, 2008 10:48 AM  

    I find it very easy to hate certain playas in this little drama. I can appreciate, and am impressed, that Dan is being PC & smooth about it in public. That is more than can be said for some others.

  2. Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. // September 19, 2008 12:23 PM  

    I don't know what Dan has been doing, but when I saw this video I thought Dan looked really cute. And it has been a very long time since I thought that. Is it ths haircut? Is it the more humble Dan? Or did he get his veneers filed down?

  3. Anonymous // September 19, 2008 2:06 PM  

    jennifer, it's all of the above. firs the cut his damn hair, it was getting so long that he look like a women. second, his teeth have been fixed some more..filed down I believe. and he is much more humble. but he has always been humble in my opinion.

    he looks much better now

  4. Dale Nixon // September 19, 2008 5:39 PM  

    Dandy, dandy,
    Where you gonna go now?
    Who you gonna run to?
    All your little life
    You're chasing all the girls.
    They cant resist your smile.
    Oh, they long for dandy, dandy.

    Checkin out the ladies,
    Tickling their fancy,
    Pouring out your charm
    To meet your own demands,
    And turn it off at will.
    Oh, they long for dandy, dandy.

  5. Anonymous // September 19, 2008 6:25 PM  

    I'd say that Chip was the first one to want Dan out of the seat. Once Dan got word of the Dario insertion, Dan knew he had to look elsewhere. Dan never won a championship or a 500 for Chip in 3 years and that's what Chip is all about. Too bad Ganassi couldn't put together a 3rd arrow for Dan....but that's Panthers gain.

  6. the american mutt // September 19, 2008 9:00 PM  

    Jeff....Jeff....where'd you go...the site...so different....doubleyou Tee Eff

  7. erika // September 19, 2008 10:48 PM  

    Jennifer, I'm with you - this is the first time that Dan has looked like his old self in a very long time. Many times this season he verged on unrecognizable. Thankfully, the 2007 version of Dan is peeking through.