Although it rained throughout most of the event, I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Rolex24 from Daytona this weekend. Not only was it good to see a good representation of current, former and perhaps future drivers from the Verizon IndyCar Series – it was just nice to see racing again. Congrats to Wayne Taylor Racing, and Jeff Gordon in particular, for their win. Another tip of the hat to Chip Ganassi Racing and Sébastien Bourdais for their winning effort in their Ford GT.
Archive for January, 2017
This past Wednesday was a tough day for those of us that grew up in the sixties and seventies. Two of the icons of my youth disappeared – one through natural causes, the other through retirement (or pushed out the door).
With the exception of the possibility that funding may not come through for Mikhail Aleshin; it appears that the full-time grid is now set for the Verizon IndyCar Series 2017 season. When Spencer Pigot was confirmed for the non-oval portion for Ed Carpenter’s No.20 car, the last available seat was filled.
If you are a ticket-holder for the Indianapolis 500 and you renewed your tickets for the upcoming race, chances are that you’ve received a package in the mail this week from IMS president Doug Boles. If you haven’t received yours yet, you might want to stop reading now if you don’t want me top spoil the surprise.
If you have found some of my posts on logos and such to be tedious and tiresome, you probably won’t like this one much either. I’m convinced that my wife loves me very much. But I also know that I drive her up the wall when I go off on some random and obscure tangent, which is not uncommon for me to do.
As is usually the case, news has begun to pour out of the Verizon IndyCar Series now that the holidays are way behind us. Fortunately for Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee – our friends on Trackside – the news always pours out on Tuesday’s, the normal night for their weekly show to air so they can discuss the news items almost as soon as they happen. They always joke that it happens that way; but it is so frequent, I’m beginning to think there is some truth to it.
Last October, we learned that the Verizon IndyCar Series had decided to make radical changes to the looks of the DW12 when the new common bodywork went into effect in 2018. Radical may be considered too dramatic of a word for some, but when you’re talking about making a DW12 look sexy – to me, that’s radical.