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December 11, 2008

Bend Over and Squeal Like a Pig

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 1:43 pm

The primary topic among the motorsports writers and various forum roaches is the economy and how it relates to the sport. Mostly, the news is dire and the sky is always falling. Some of the more vociferous NASCAR-centric rednecks write some of the most stupid things, including calling prominent democrats vulgar names and insulting any form of racing without fenders or banking in turns. This cacophony of barely literate panic is being crapped out by people who should be mature enough to know better, including an ex-Marine (by the way, my favorite anagram for semper fi is ‘pees firm’) from Dixie, a fat slob failure from the Midwest, a Canadian snowbird bean counter who believes he has all of the answers for America, an elderly, bent over egomaniac from the west coast whose self-hype exceeds actual accomplishment by a pretty wide margin and other assorted trailer or basement dwelling trash just barely able to walk upright, and all with the collective intellect of a very small special education class. That is one reason why periodic exile from some of more idiotic sites is so refreshing. Their worst fault is not being able to handle honesty with honesty. Most lack any discernable sense of humor as well.


But I digress. As an Indy Car fan, I am gratified the series remains so well positioned against this particular malaise.


Honda and Audi have slashed their Formula 1 and ALMS budgets, but Honda has re-upped with Indy Car. How long before Ford, GM and/or Dodge badging and support begin disappearing from NASCAR? The ‘stock’ car folks have eliminated testing, but Indy Car has always had careful restriction. NASCAR teams are laying off hundreds of people but some Indy Car teams are hiring new staff, including Foyt Racing. The Indy Car Series decision to use the current models through 2010 now looks very smart.


When will a normal silly season begin? When will fringe NASCAR and cart fans who ruin Internet forums for everyone with their bad behavior discover maturity?


My tongue remains firmly in my cheek as I chuckle heartily and frequently.



  1. I read that Rahal-Letterman Racing also hired two or three teammates.

    Comment by Brian — December 11, 2008 @ 5:12 pm | Reply

  2. Brilliant (and pretty accurate) writing, Defender.

    Comment by Robin Miller — December 11, 2008 @ 10:06 pm | Reply

  3. Defender your a god. Blessings from McCray Street in the shadows of Stand J. I anxiously await the daily dose of this entertaining cyberspace contribution. Keep up the good work!

    Comment by K. Huber — December 12, 2008 @ 10:38 am | Reply

  4. who are you calling fat? you can fit a can of campbells chicken noodle soup and a whole sleeve of saltines in your belly button.

    Comment by troy h — December 13, 2008 @ 5:41 pm | Reply

  5. I have a new Christmas recipe that I have named after my favorite cart driver. It’s a meaty dish I call Flying Alex. Be sure to use Hamburger Helper when preparing it it because you will definitely have pieces flying all over the place. Bye for now.

    Comment by Martha Stewart — December 15, 2008 @ 5:27 pm | Reply

  6. IRL careful restriction? There is a sole Dallara chassis with a sole Honda V-8. Grand-Am is trying to do the restricted chassis thing and Lola and Dallara are both having a horrible time with that. Dallara needs to sell over 30 chassis just to break even in grand-am.

    The IndyCar Series is well-positioned because of the merger with Champ Car, the teams, drivers, some sponsors, and some tracks moving to IRL plus with Champ Car teams moving to the Firestone Indy Lights series.

    Newman/Haas Racing has just one car confirmed for 2009. Vision Racing has made cuts as has IMS and Rahal Letterman’s team is out as of now for 2009 (they will take over Formula BMW Americas and compete in the ALMS with BMW).

    Comment by rick — January 23, 2009 @ 7:21 am | Reply

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