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March 21, 2011

Indy Car News Is Great to Start The Week!

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 2:25 pm

It is nice starting a week with great news, and here it is. Tony Kanaan is signed for a full season with KV Racing, making that a three car team. He will have Geico sponsorship (sorry Paul) that Vasser may have poached from Tracy. Hey, it happens.

Paul Tracy on the Borg

Tony’s paint scheme will commemorate the ’65 Jim Clark machine and carry his number 82. We’re not sure how they will work the Geico colors in without a lot of clashing, but unless you are homosexual (nothing wrong with that) you probably will not even care.

My personal opinion about Kanaan is that he will probably be a much better corporate spokesperson for the insurance company than Tracy. Not that Tracy should not have a chance if he is ready, willing and able…fans love the guy. I still have a problem with his lack of respect for the Indianapolis 500 after that stunt he pulled in 2002, but I have forgiven and am well on the way to forgetting. There are plenty of potential sponsors in Canada that would be perfect. Or Wix…who are now aligned with Paul for the 100th Anniversary 500 with D & R.

The driver I would very much like to see announced next is Dan Wheldon. My thought last week was that Kanaan would end up with Foyt, but maybe Wheldon will. That could be potentially volatile and fun to watch. Wheldon is a recent 500 winner and deserves to be in the field.



  1. Anyone who wants to win the 500 as bad as Paul Tracy does can’t be all bad.

    Comment by redd — March 21, 2011 @ 10:26 pm | Reply

  2. Maybe my memory is shot, but I don’t recall PT ever showing a lack of respect for the 500. He was convinced (as were many of us) that when he passed Helio the caution lights/flag had not come out. He thought (as did many of us) that BB made the wrong call, so he filed an appeal. He thought (and, like many of us, still does think) that TG made the wrong ruling on the appeal. I don’t recall at any point PT showing a lack of respect towards the 500. Towards the IRL? Definitely. Towards the Dallara? Indisputably (see ‘Crapwagon’). But the 500? He gets it, and respects it. He just thinks that he got shafted out of the win in 2002; as do a lot of people.

    BTW, thanks to Dennis Reinbold for putting the Chrome Horn in a seat for the 500; now if only Dale Coyne would run SeaBass at Indy….

    Comment by Steven Kornya — March 22, 2011 @ 12:10 am | Reply

  3. I’m a PT fan, the series needs him.

    Comment by Gary — March 22, 2011 @ 2:56 am | Reply

  4. The Tracy likeness will probably spark a new interest in viewing the genital area of the trophy by some of the more challenged individuals. Speaking of which, a new trick question for Donald Davidson on the Talk of Gasoline Alley: With all the names adorning the Borg Warner, is there a Johnson on there?

    Comment by The Truth — March 23, 2011 @ 10:33 am | Reply

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