VERSUS loves other drivers too

Posted by Iannucci | 4/23/2009 | 8 comments »
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When VERSUS recently revealed a spot featuring driver Danica Patrick - and only Danica Patrick - the new broadcast partner appeared to be taking the path of promoting the IRL as the DaniCar Series. Red flags, all around.

Well, have no fear fellow IndyCar fans, because VERSUS has now unleashed not one, not two, but THREE new drivers promos. And each of them features a different driver not married to a Hospenthal.

Here's Graham Rahal talking about how young he is. I don't think he wets the bed anymore but he may still have baby teeth.

We also have Tony Kanaan talking about how "Speed is my drug". I sincerely hope he isn't talking about amphetamines.

And lastly, just when you thought we were done with "football field every second" references, we have Scott Dixon channeling his inner Scott Goodyear.


  1. pressdog // April 23, 2009 9:57 AM  

    Nice stuff. football field-football field-football field. (Note, he's talking about an oval there. Just to be clear.)

  2. Anonymous // April 23, 2009 10:24 AM  

    Good, it means we don't have to hear you whine anybody about how they just promote her and leave everybody else behind.

  3. H.B. Donnelly // April 23, 2009 10:47 AM  

    It's nice to see that the people who have nothing good to contribute dont bother listing their names...

    The Rahal one is good, though it's hard to make Rahals seem like badasses -- they're just too nice. I actually liked the Dixon ad because he's always so calm and...well...boring. It actually seems like there's some passion in his voice in the ad. As for Kanaan...whatever, I'm just waiting for the hair to grow.

    Can't wait for a Paul Tracy ad for the's a perfect opportunity for people to be like..."what's up with this guy? I like/hate him!"

  4. The American Mutt // April 23, 2009 10:53 AM  

    Man. I'm tired of the Danica bashing too, but that was harsh. I officially grew fatigued with the Danica bashing after she had a good day, and got no credit or regard from anyone.

  5. pressdog // April 23, 2009 1:31 PM  

    Anonymous, if that's your REAL name, I think you're a little off. I'd say you probably won't have to hear us "bitch" as opposed to "whine." Subtle difference, but still.

  6. Anonymous // April 23, 2009 5:51 PM  

    Versus ROCKS! They just...ROCK!

  7. The SpeedGeek // April 23, 2009 7:28 PM  

    Is Versus going to love this?

    I'll be waiting for her commercial now, complete with closed captioning for the hard-of-understanding.

  8. Goose // April 24, 2009 10:17 PM  

    Nice stuff, VERSUS. :coolshades: