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June 19, 2009

Constipation Over. It’s Time for Relief.

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 12:49 am

Iowa IndyApologies for being remiss in the rumination department the past few days. Real world responsibilities have a way of keeping me busy.

Had I pontificated, my topics would have been:

1. Laughing some more at the bitter, vindictive Robin Miller, who continues publishing Hulman-George laundry he hopes is dirty based on rumors originating most likely from current and/or former family member(s) of the Krisiloff genetic strain. His doom and gloom ‘end-is-near-for-Tony-George’ scenarios seem more desperate every day. He has even conjured up some of the old favorite names such as Gerald Forsythe as ‘saviors.’ I keep thinking that given his age and history he will eventually rediscover the magic that made him passionate in the first place and leave the primate exhibit behavior to idiots on Internet forums, especially the ones where IRL hate is front and center. But you probably should not hold your breath.

2. Danica’s tune has changed considerably since she signed with IMG. I get all the posturing for a better contract by fawning over NASCAR. If she is really thinking about that as a career option she is completely stupid unless she goes the Jeff Gordon route several times deeper; i.e., go to school, start on lower rungs, and rise slowly and deliberately. Many racing fans, especially the more arrogant of the cart variety, spent years telling us how Juan Montoya was the greatest driver in the world, having mastered Indy (so easy even his grandmother could do it) and F-1 (while snooting at all things oval). In NASCAR, he’s a mid-packer except for most of the minute number of road courses NASCAR attempts. It is fairly easy to understand the Chip and Roger scenarios, but personally I think the burgeoning chemistry between Danica and Michael is potentially VERY potent. Why wouldn’t she stay put given the right package?

3. Jeff Gordon has been all over the press release/soundbite circuit guaranteeing tires won’t be a problem at Indy when the BY400 is run. Racing fans have obviously tired of being screwed by tire debacles at Indy, and the ‘stock’ car race last year was just as big a joke as the Michelin F-1 stunt. For proof one needs look no further than the anemic ticket sales. It is my opinion that anyone who blames the track surface at Indy and the diamond grinding that occurred a few years back is dense.

Meanwhile, it’s time for Iowa! Here’s looking forward to some great short tracking at Iowa!


  1. Laugh all you want – The Idiot Grandson is on his way out. Cry too, because the IRL is history too.
    Editor’s Note: Then what? Oh, wait. cart returns, right? Because it was the greatest period in Indy Racing history, right? Is that the script?

    Comment by Fred — June 19, 2009 @ 2:40 am | Reply

  2. Here’s a thought: let’s put Robin Miller on the beat with the new Formula One Teams’ Association series. It’s all of the same rhetoric, just with some different names. So easy a caveman/Ball State dropout who got lucky breaks can do it!

    Comment by H. B. Donnelly — June 19, 2009 @ 3:12 am | Reply

  3. I think the IRL has been ‘history’ for about 14 years or so now hasn’t it? Odd that it keeps going. I see the primate exhibit is represented here (again).

    Comment by Doesn't matter — June 19, 2009 @ 4:45 pm | Reply

  4. JPM a mid-packer in Nascar? Last year that was true, but he’s been consistently up in the top 10 this year.

    Comment by hates crappies hates gomers — June 19, 2009 @ 7:27 pm | Reply

  5. JPM a “mid-packer” eh? NASCAR.com has his ’09 Average Finishes @ 15.8 (out of 43 possible finishing positions…)

    What kind of math do you use for 16th to equal mid pack? He finished 8th last week @ MIS.

    Comment by AZZO45 — June 20, 2009 @ 6:35 pm | Reply

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