And they're off

Posted by Iannucci | 2/23/2009 | 5 comments »
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After yet another long, hard winter of discontent, the cars are finally on the track and testing speed at Homestead. The braintrust at TrackSide Online is on site and providing live updates what may or may not be a Milka Duno sighting.

- Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing has three transporters. (Yes, the Internet reports were true - there are two KV Racing transporters here.)
- N/H/L is setup in the garage area with three slots for cars. (KV Racing is setup for one car, and the crew reports they'll be running just one car.)
- They have three pit boxes on pit road - for cars numbered 02, 06, and 23.
- The #23 pit equipment has Citgo branding. (#23 was the number Milka ran last season at Dreyer and Reinbold Racing.)

Tongues continue to wag. In the meantime, irritate your boss by following all of the action for test of both series LIVE today with the IndyCar timing and scoring.

UPDATE: More Milklicious news from TSO has arrived.

It's kind of sad we only have news to bring you on Milka Duno, but, well, it's a test.

Newman/Haas/Lanigan has now rolled off a #23 car with Citgo and Arctic Ice (an energy drink) sponsorship. By contrast, the sidepods for Robert Doornbos' N/H/L car read "Bobby D", which we're reasonably sure is not an energy drink. Photos of both are up in the photo gallery.


  1. Matt Chamois // February 23, 2009 11:16 AM  

    Lmao at your Bobby D remark.

  2. Allen Wedge // February 23, 2009 12:03 PM  

    so am I the only one who has lost timing and scoring since lunch break? right after they went green after lunch I no am no longer getting updates to it, when refreshed it won't completely load anymore and HTML version gives no actual updates to times etc.

  3. Declan // February 23, 2009 12:09 PM  

    mine has gone too

  4. Anonymous // February 24, 2009 6:14 AM  

    s like "AROTIO IOE" on Mika's car. That'll really help to sell a product. Why, oh, why hasn't Doornbos been sponsored (visibly, publicly-announced) by ING, when IndyCar sponsorship is so much more affordable than F1?
    And who's sponsoring Graham's team?

  5. SS Minnow // February 24, 2009 4:30 PM  

    Oh the humanity.....
    Just caught an article on about Milka and her "test". Lettme get this straight, they hired an engineer from Roth's team last year AND also Martin Pare who was Danica's engineer over the last couple of years? Is this a joke? I'll give it up that Roth and crew qualified decent at a few events last year but failed to keep pace with the "pack". The Danica engineer? I just found myself quietly giggling. This seems too much like a softball to A-Rod, Bonds or Mac on the juice.....