Quote of the day

Posted by Iannucci | 8/10/2009 | 6 comments »
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"I’ve got to comment on Milka. She’s a disaster out there and it’s beyond even funny. Why do they give her a license? She’s what...seven seconds off me, so eight seconds off of Briscoe. That means Ryan’s gonna be lapping her every nine or ten laps if we’re green all the way! Why do they let her drive? Why does she want to embarrass herself so bad? - Paul Tracy, discussing on Saturday a possible book review for Go Milka Go!.


  1. seth // August 10, 2009 1:09 PM  

    The reason Milka is on the track is simple: money. CITGO has a nice, fat checkbook just for her, and they'll keep writing them in a vain hope for the marketing equivalent of a Spainish-speaking version of Danica.

    I was at the Kentucky race with a scanner listening to the radios. Milka's was illuminating. Her race strategist had to talk to her as if she were 5 years old. I wish I were kidding, but alas I'm not. She really doesn't know what she's doing out there. When your strategist has to give you basic racing instructions during the race, it's pretty sad.

  2. Megan // August 10, 2009 1:41 PM  

    I tuned into her radio at Indy and heard the same thing. I called my hubby over to listen. I was shocked at the kind of basic instruction they were giving her!

  3. BP in Louisville // August 10, 2009 2:03 PM  

    Yeah, I heard the same thing at Kentucky just like Seth said. It sounded like they were talking her through her first race or something. Ridiculous.... I just hate that she got in the way in the Dixon/Wilson battle.

  4. CurlingRacer // August 10, 2009 2:27 PM  

    I was at Mid-Ohio at the end of the backstraight and I'm sure the "pick" for the lead was shown on TV, but the whole time she's just in the way. As Seth says, money talks. But if we are going to have her on the track, bring the 10 cars from the Atlantic series in and make it a multi class race like ALMS or Grand Am. It's really that bad, I'm sure you all know. I think someone tweeted during the weekend that she would have qualified 10th on the Atlantic Grid.

  5. Anonymous // August 10, 2009 4:02 PM  

    Didn't she literally throw in the towel last year? Twice if memory serves. Take her up on the offer already. ARRRRRRGH.

    Please, I'm begging you Mr. Barnhart, put a $0.01 "Get rid of Milka" surcharge on race tickets if that's what it takes to replace the dirty Chavez money. Ticket sales would soar. You'd protect your drivers (and your league). You'd get points with the striped flag waving crowd... the guys waving the one with the orange hash deserve workman's comp.

    If she's gotta be on the track, let her drive one of the wreckers. Or Gene Simmons' golf cart.

    If it's the spectacle that you're after... YOU WANNT CHO? Make one of her tire changers drive and let her call the strategy from the Citgo team booth.

  6. Bob Mc // August 10, 2009 6:35 PM  

    The mere presence of Milka Duno, coupled with Mike Conway's string of epic fails are prompting me to prepare the flaming bag of dog poo for Robbie Buhl's porch.