Head Count

Posted by Iannucci | 3/31/2009 | 14 comments »
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Here's your entry list for the season opener at St Pete. Let's play "21".

2 Raphael Matos (R), Luczo Dragon Racing
3 Will Power, Team Penske
4 Dan Wheldon, Panther Racing
5 Mario Moraes, KV Racing Technology
6 Ryan Briscoe, Team Penske
7 Danica Patrick, Andretti Green Racing
9 Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing
10 Dario Franchitti, Target Chip Ganassi Racing
11 Tony Kanaan, Andretti Green Racing
13 E.J. Viso, HVM Racing
14 Vitor Meira, AJ Foyt Racing
19 Justin Wilson, Dale Coyne Racing
20 Ed Carpenter, Vision Racing
21 Ryan Hunter-Reay, Vision Racing
24 Mike Conway (R), Dreyer & Reinbold
26 Marco Andretti, Andretti Green Racing
27 Hideki Mutoh, Andretti Green Racing
34 TBA TBA, Conquest Racing (Tagliani? Camara? Scheckter? Michael Schumacher?)
98 Stanton Barrett (R), Team 3G
02 Graham Rahal, Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing
06 Robert Doornbos (R), Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing

And in case you were wondering about Milka Duno, the St Petersburg Times has the awful truth.

Milka Duno, the charismatic former sports car racer who undertook partial schedules the past two seasons, tested with Newman/Haas/Lanigan but needs funding after losing longtime backer Citgo.
Jack Arute will be crushed.

UPDATE: Conquest Racing says "We can now confirm that Alex Tagliani will be aboard the 34 car this weekend with sponsorship from Northlands and Rexall Edmonton Indy." Roy Hobbson of Silent Pagoda is greatly anticipating massive VERSUS coverage of Alex's lovely wife.


  1. vitorfan // March 31, 2009 11:02 PM  

    I'll be the first to say. I think Briscoe is gonna win the first race.

  2. Jeff-O // March 31, 2009 11:42 PM  

    Then you should change your name to briscoefan? aussiefan? MyGuyAintWinnin@Foyt-fan?

    :) :)

    Sorry I'm just goofy over Milka losing her sponsor & not terrorizing the IRL on 2009! YEAH BABY!

  3. Tony George // March 31, 2009 11:48 PM  

    Jeff, Did one of my overzealous lawyers make you change the name of your sight?

    If IRL is blocked I suggest MyNameisOW...B!

    OW...B= Open Wheel...Biaches

  4. Jeff-O // March 31, 2009 11:51 PM  

    Tony: its webSITE dude

    An 80's adventure at your track's "Snake-Pit" would be a S-I-G-H-T. I know the Internets is tough, but come on man! You run a tech-based sport

    :) :)

  5. pressdog // April 01, 2009 5:40 AM  

    Milka lost the Hugo-Cash. I did not know that. Hmmmmmm.

  6. AZZO45 // April 01, 2009 6:49 AM  

    "My Name Is Champ Car"??

    Your April Fools humor, eh??? Please tell me the Milka news is REAL though(& not elaborate attempt @humor)

  7. Iannucci // April 01, 2009 6:55 AM  

    As far as I can tell, the Milka news is real as reported. Kinda strange there haven't been any Cavin or Miller reports es explicit on the subject though.

  8. Allen Wedge // April 01, 2009 8:16 AM  

    The Milka report is definitely not April Fools as it came out yesterday and contains much more substance than just Milka. I wish Brant would have elaborated on it more, but rightfully so he's just concentrating on it as a whole with St. Pete GP this weekend.

  9. The American Mutt // April 01, 2009 8:19 AM  

    Hugo's cash is in better hands with EJ Viso? I'm thinking that'd make more sense.

  10. llilly // April 01, 2009 8:25 AM  

    Without Marty and Milka, it is time to ponder: Who will our favorite back marker be?

  11. AZZO45 // April 01, 2009 12:24 PM  

    ^^Stanton Barrett

  12. Jennifer Coomer // April 01, 2009 3:03 PM  

    While I like Milka I am not going to miss Citgo and their Commie Red money.

  13. vitorfan // April 02, 2009 6:59 AM  


    MyGuyAintWinnin@Foyt-fan, that's frig'n hilarious, LMAO. Hey, I didn't say I was rooting for Briscoe, it was just my pridiction.

  14. The American Mutt // April 03, 2009 6:31 AM  

    Don't worry Jennifer. EJ's gettin' that commie red money too.