I am typing this as I watch my husband, who seems glued to the TV as he watches the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons. Other than the fact that it is the Super Bowl, why is he so riveted to this? I know historically, he has never been a Patriots fan, but he likes Bill Belichick as their coach and enjoys watching Tom Brady play. He has never been a Falcons fan, so he is pulling for the Patriots by default. As I type, the game appears to be a blowout in favor of the Falcons, but the Patriots are starting to come back. By the time you read this, we’ll know who won.
When I was driving to work Monday morning, I was listening to my usual local sports talk radio show. They were talking about Roger Federer winning the Australian Open at the age of thirty-five. One of the hosts said “…you will never find a better class act in all of sports from any era than Roger Federer”. My immediate thought when I first heard that was Rick Mears.
Note – Every now and then, I welcome a guest-blogger to this site. I’ve welcomed many different guest-bloggers over the years, but probably none as frequently as Paul Dalbey, formerly of More Front Wing. Paul always has an interesting perspective on the Verizon IndyCar Series, and more times than not – we tend to agree on most things. Today is no exception – GP
As the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series draws near and the era of the manufacturer aero kits will soon come to and end, I think it prudent to look back at the project and determine, with the luxury of hindsight, if they were really a good idea or just an misconceived notion.
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.
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.