Disciple of INDYCAR Weblog

July 2, 2009

Pick a Soap Opera

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 2:03 am

AGRAnd now back to real life in Indy Car. The topic before we were interrupted by ‘the resignation’ was going to be the perfect lineup for AGR for next year. Let us assume Danica makes the most ill advised long term career move in history and jumps to NASCAR, where she will quickly become a novelty in the back of the fields. NASCAR has few women and few people of color. That is the way it is. It would, however, be big news. If Danica leaves AGR, there is another line of thought that has her staying in Indy Car (presumably to realize her childhood dream of winning the Indianapolis 500) with Target Chip Ganassi. Target is said to see the potential, and it involves more than signing the breasts of bare chested males.

AGR is a potentially great team. It has been in the past and could be in the future. Their year-to-year chemistry issues make cohesiveness difficult. The collective narcissism of the Andretti family ensures that. I am all for keeping Tony Kanaan (although it is safe to wonder whether his prior disposition toward hanging it out 100% of the time is tempered with the arrival of his son) as the elder statesman and young Marco as the next star of the legendary family. So what about the other two?

The first should be Anthony Joseph Foyt IV if he can think with the top of his body and not the bottom. In the one opportunity he had with AGR, he acquitted himself well. In the Indy Car circuit he has driven for his Grandfather’s low budget operation and Tony George’s completely unsuccessful bottom of the food chain car. What would happen with quality engineering, modern equipment and a successful team? He even got better on the twisty courses. That would be open wheel’s two most legendary names together. Think of the marketing potential.

The perfect choice for the fourth driver (assuming it stays that big) is Tomas Scheckter. He has always been talented and fearless, but now he has seasoning. Ryan Briscoe went from dangerous to great and so can Tomas. With him on the team, conflict might be ensured. It seems to be a marriage made in heaven.

Time will tell. Meantime, back in the real world, here is one of my long weekend projects. I am going to mine commentary from some of the more idiotic cart-centric children who have taken the time to drop feces wherever they can regarding the Tony George situation with which they are so obsessed. After compiling a medley of the most entertaining, I will laugh openly at the abject stupidity, hypocrisy, immaturity and poor sportsmanship at which they excel. It should be good, so watch the blog for what promises to be quality entertainment.



  1. Daytona is 6 months away and Danica has never tested a stock car. Going to NASCAR would be stupid, especially if you have a car waiting for you at Chip’s team. She would have to go to a NASCAR support series and some of those face an uncertain future.

    I hope TK does not retire. He is a great driver and fan favorite. I hope he continues to race. But I like your choices of Thomas and AJ. They would be awesome choices.

    As far as the CART-centric hooligans, they should try backing the sport and learn to enjoy it.

    I enjoy your blogs.

    Comment by Mike Miller — July 2, 2009 @ 12:03 pm | Reply

  2. RHR would be a much better choice than IV

    Comment by Rosco — July 3, 2009 @ 6:30 pm | Reply

  3. I bet I know ONE place you won’t be bitch-slapping the ignorant bastards around! heheheheheh

    Comment by irlfannphx — July 3, 2009 @ 9:19 pm | Reply

  4. Foyt IV for AGR…. are you hittin’ the pipe? 4th of July fireworks explode near your freakin’ head?? The IRL runs these lil’ things called R-O-A-D C-O-U-R-S-E-S!!! 💡 💡 & even Bryan Herta as RC coach @ Vision din’t help Anthony that much!!!

    How the F**K do you justify Team Mikey signing up AJ4?????? You also imply he’s got an HBO series 😉 in his pants…. Marco has his step mom to hook him up @ the Playboy Mansion… AJ4 on Daddy’s team cramps your style away from the track!!! So now their are TWO solid reasons why AJ4 will never join AGR for a full season.

    Comment by AZZO45 — July 3, 2009 @ 11:25 pm | Reply

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