Quote of the day

Posted by Iannucci | 4/25/2009 | 5 comments »
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"Having no warm-ups hurt me for the last couple of years...We practice, qualify race, but you need everybody out there on race day under similar conditions. You would know where your race car is. It's especially important on ovals. Last year was better, but I've gone into races saying, 'I cannot drive this thing.' On ovals, there's such a thing as soldiering on to an extent. What's the point of being six laps down on a track? There is nothing you can do as a driver, so they say 'Park it.' The only thing worse than being six laps down is being six laps down and taking someone into the wall." - Marco Andretti, on his jubilation at the repealing of "The Rusty Wallace, err, Paul Dana Rule" which had eliminated race-day practice on ovals for much of the past three seasons.

5 comments

  1. Tabernerus // April 25, 2009 9:52 AM  

    I think he makes a good point. Would you rather watch a race where the teams had a chance to work on the car and really get it ready, so the talent can rise to the top, or would you rather watch blind attempts at a race setup?

  2. The American Mutt // April 25, 2009 10:36 AM  

    Anyone else notice the scrolling times at the top of the indycar.com video feed was just the Long Beach finishing order? What's up with that?

    Go FisherQueen!

  3. AZZO45 // April 25, 2009 11:01 AM  

    His Kansas practice times seem to support it too. 3rd

  4. Demond Sanders // April 25, 2009 1:49 PM  

    This has to help the newer teams. The big three can guess at setups and guess correctly. Not so the refugees.

  5. The American Mutt // April 25, 2009 9:50 PM  

    Oh sweet irony, if it were a road course we wouldn't have to worry about rain.