Admittedly, this post will show my age. I was eating lunch yesterday and going through my phone when I saw that someone named Josh Kaufman had been chosen to sing (Back Home Again in) Indiana along with the Indiana Children’s Choir, at this year’s Indianapolis 500. My first reaction was “who?”
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When Scott Dixon took the checkered flag the other night at Phoenix, he won his thirty-ninth race in his IndyCar career that is beginning its sixteenth season. He is now tied for fourth with Al Unser in total victories. He currently trails only Michael Andretti (42), Mario Andretti (52) and AJ Foyt (67).
Sometimes I wonder if I live on the same planet as a lot of fans of the Verizon IndyCar Series. After spending all day Saturday doing early spring yard work, I was lucky to get showered and to be sitting in front of the television by the start of the pre-race show for the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix. In short, I was tired and just wanted to watch the race and not engage anyone on social media throughout the telecast.
At long last, the Verizon IndyCar Series makes its much anticipated return to Phoenix International Raceway (PIR). The series has not raced there since 2005. That doesn’t sound that long ago until you realize what has transpired since then.
It’s a shame that the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season is already underway and there is still a great deal of uncertainty whether one of its scheduled events will actually take place. The Grand Prix of Boston scheduled for September 4th, is still dealing with resistance from a lot of the local residents that flat-out do not want the event to happen. Personally, I think it’ll happen – at least for this year. But after that, I think all bets are off.
The 2016 Indianapolis 500 got a little more colorful this past Tuesday, when it was announced that the Team Penske car of Simon Pagenaud would carry sponsorship from Menards for the two races in the month of May, as well as the race at Road America.