This looks like a job for Danger Mouse

Posted by Iannucci | 4/01/2009 | 12 comments »
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Dreyer and Reinbold will be on today's IRL teleconference to make a driver announcement, though we do not know if this announcement will be for a full or partial season deal.

DRR has been pretty much staffed to run a pair of cars this year, and they have extra people in their shop since they will likely run 3 cars at the 500 (that too hasn't officially been announced).

We do not have any official confirmation on the DRR driver yet, but we think it will be Darren Manning.
- Trackside Online

Darren Manning will drive for Dreyer & Reinbold at St. Pete. - Curt Cavin


  1. 16th And Georgetown // April 01, 2009 8:09 AM  

    Is it just me or is that an unbelievably jigorumous surprise?

    But props to Darren for pulling it out.

  2. chrisestrada // April 01, 2009 8:46 AM  

    Well well well...That is a surprise for sure.

  3. The American Mutt // April 01, 2009 9:30 AM  

    So, in less than an hour, we've got Manning on the field, Scheckter in the car at St Pete, Tags in the conquest ride. Milka gone. Hotwheels! Versus, RHR, Izod commercials, and anything else I'm missing. Anyone elses head spinning from the Tsunami of good news? How did the offseason go from dire to WOW in a week.

  4. The SpeedGeek // April 01, 2009 11:01 AM  

    Yeah, what a crazy turnaround. Wait a minute...what's today's date? We're going to have to revisit all of this stuff tomorrow, and then we'll see how much of it is real...

  5. Carrie // April 01, 2009 11:35 AM  

    Oh god, please let this be true! I loves me some Danger Mouse like Danger Mouse loves him some beer and golf!

  6. chrisestrada // April 01, 2009 11:39 AM  

    One-race deal for now, although DM mentioned it's "possible" we could see him at Long Beach.

  7. pressdog // April 01, 2009 11:40 AM  


  8. AZZO45 // April 01, 2009 1:02 PM  

    Darren Manning?

    That must be an April Fool's post. DM didn't bring $$$ to Ganassi or Foyt & now he has sponsorship to bring to Team (blank)???

  9. AZZO45 // April 01, 2009 2:14 PM  

    OOPS my computer freaked & I posted in the wrong place... sorry

  10. AZZO45 // April 01, 2009 2:16 PM  

    OOPS again

    I meant to say I've now read DM is NOT bringing $$$ & this is a deal for St. Pete only?

  11. Jennifer Coomer // April 01, 2009 3:01 PM  

    Earlier today John said: D&R is the IRL's Island of Misfit Toys.

  12. AZZO45 // April 01, 2009 5:33 PM  

    Is that nicer than a ship of fools?

    I should be more nice on Fools Day + they have been a loyal OW participant.