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March 28, 2013

Who Should Drive the 2013 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car?

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 11:21 am

Rufus and CrewWhile the hypersensitive continue to fret about meaningless trivial things such as why Paul Tracy in not listed as a winner on the Dan Wheldon memorial at St. Pete (hint: the race he won was in a series twice removed from IndyCar and they made no bones about the distance at the time and it was a one off two seasons removed from the fresh Indy start) other more important issues are arising as May draws near.

One of the most potentially important issues is who will drive the pace car. Just two years ago it was the 100th anniversary of the great race and the 50th anniversary of the first win of the most important lRufus and the Baby Borgegend of the place, A.J. Foyt. IMS, in an inexplicably egregious act of outright stupidity, chose Donald Trump to do the honor. Fan outrage was swift and decisive. That lapse of judgment was quickly corrected when A.J. was given the honor.

This year the new brain trust has a similar decision. Will it be another B-list Hollywood type or something that respects history and tradition? If they choose the latter there is only logical choice: Parnelli Jones on the 50th anniversary of his win. He was a driver, owner and manufacturer with a rich history at Indy. Old Calhoun is now legendary.

To those of us who deeply respect history this choice should be an absolute no-brainer.



  1. The Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeege ought to just pull one from Toeknee and the “vision”. Get the founding member of Spinal Crack, Buddy Lazier, to do a Crapumentary on the Mindy 495.5, then run the Ford Pinto as the Offeeshul Pace Car. The .1rl is in the crapper and you all know it. My hate is long, my hate is thick, long live the vishun.
    Editor’s Note: Can there be any doubt at this juncture that a handful of former cart enthusiasts short on maturity but long on generally unintelligable bluster and bitterness contribute nothing of value? Perhaps in a few decades they will begin dying off. Can’t come soon enough. When one combines mental retardation and hate, what you get is what you see above. Obsessed crapper 1.

    Comment by Racerx — March 29, 2013 @ 1:41 am | Reply

  2. Alex Zanardi
    Editor’s Note: I disagree. His story is certainly inspirational, but he spent his US open wheel career aligned with owners who actively tried to kill the 500. Perhaps parade him around in a celebrity car before the race, but reserve the honor of the pace car for someone who deserves it.

    Comment by steve — March 29, 2013 @ 4:12 am | Reply

  3. Seeing as though its the year of SSM, why not have Gomer’s Pyle drive it?
    Editor’s Note: Because Gomer Pyle is a fictional character. But thanks for stopping by again. There’s predictable obsessed crapper 2, right on schedule.

    Comment by Youowemeabeerasshole — March 29, 2013 @ 8:32 am | Reply

  4. How much will they charge the driver to have the honor of driving the pace car??? If they are going to charge for parking in the infield, nothing is sacred.
    Editor’s Note: Don’t give ’em any ideas. LOL

    Comment by Bob F. — March 29, 2013 @ 12:58 pm | Reply

  5. Parnelli is an excellent choice to drive the pace car, especially this year. Any other former winner is a great idea, too. Forget anybody outside of auto racing.

    Comment by DOUG — March 29, 2013 @ 2:04 pm | Reply

  6. How about Cloris Leechman or Mrs Brady or that kid from Malcolm in the Middle – Dewey! Nope, they will prolly put Michelle Bachman in. Heard Tony was Teabbagger these days.
    I see we are editing comments now (and deleting) Is your name Condre? LOLz you have become what you hated.
    Editor’s Note: Actually, I only delete comments when they run themselves off the stupid cliff. A lot of others find the spam folder due to bad spelling and grammar or cussing like someone with no real functional synaptic activity. I should delete your last two ‘contributions’ because one is well beyond stupid and the other reeks of the kind of paranoia only a crapper could muster. Sometimes it takes me a while to approve ’em because I am off doing more important things. But thanks for reading, if you can. I try to always at least include pictures so you’re not completely in the dark.

    Comment by youowemeabeerasshole — April 1, 2013 @ 5:30 pm | Reply

  7. Slick Racin Gardner……..legend of the brickyard!
    Editor’s Note: Actually, he is not a legend of the Brickyard and certainly does not deserve a pace car drive, but I admire him for not having his head stuck up his ass and taking advantage of a situation in which stars did. He also did something folks like Alex Zanardi and Greg Moore didn’t. For that he will always have a fondness by real racing fans.

    Comment by J.B. — April 2, 2013 @ 3:06 am | Reply

    • Wow, Defender. Bringing up the death of Moore, and loss of limbs with zanardi in your comparison to Racin’ Gardner? You forgot to put Dead Welldone in there.
      Editor’s Note: Classy. Too bad your reading comprehension skills are severely lacking, seemingly to the point of mental retardation. We already know your ilk is emotionally retarded. Things I did NOT mention: 1) Alex Zanardi’s lack of legs. 2) Greg Moore’s lack of life. The elusive point you obviously missed was that good drivers of their caliber failed to think or act on their own with any common sense when it came to the Indianapolis 500. They instead joined a crowd of beligerent, blithering idiots who decided placing their heads inside their asses (figuratively speaking) would be a smart thing to do. My admiration for Racin Gardner is not based on driving prowess (his Indy experience consisted, basically, of a whiff) but on his realization of what is actually important then going for it while he had a chance, as anyone with brains should have. I know, probably all you see are a bunch of words that you won’t read again. So go have another bucket of liquor and sit in a circle with your little pals coming up with cutesy names for dead drivers as any second grader might.

      Comment by youowemeabeerasshole — April 2, 2013 @ 2:53 pm | Reply

  8. Your inferences are glaring Super D. We all know what you meant.
    Editor’s Note: Well sure, if you’re drunk, in denial, psychotic and/or are otherwise mentally/emotionally deficient. You kids need to evolve.

    Comment by youowemeabeerasshole — April 2, 2013 @ 5:14 pm | Reply

  9. how bout cancer cammy fer the pace car driverr? oh yea, hed be to drunkk ta drive it. what yuo mean he aintt past out? hes ben owful quite latley.

    Comment by imahaggerddrunk — April 3, 2013 @ 9:36 am | Reply

  10. Who the hell cares who drives the pace car? Let’s focus on the product on track and whether a team other than Penske and Ganassi can pull of the victory…

    Comment by Neil Rubin — April 4, 2013 @ 10:27 pm | Reply

  11. well, the product sucks, so….LOL. hot wheels, kiss, snakepit! anything but the crapwagons…
    Editor’s Note: And yet, here you are….again and again….paying more attention to to it that any average or casual fan. Hypocrite.

    Comment by youowemeabeerasshole — April 5, 2013 @ 6:06 am | Reply

  12. Donald Trump. Twice.
    Editor’s Note: Better this year than 2011. Although it’s 50 years since Parnelli. That’s what actual racing fans feel anyway.

    Comment by Racingdentist — April 11, 2013 @ 4:19 am | Reply

  13. (Additional off topic, barely literate nonsense from one of the handful of obsessed crappers now squatting here, living in the past and acting far more stupid than anyone over the age of 4 should)

    Comment by racingdentist — April 12, 2013 @ 4:58 am | Reply

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