Monday, April 21, 2008

Danica Patrick Makes History ... Again.

They Didn't Build 'em Like This When My Dad Took Me to the Races ...

First Woman to Win in Indy Car Racing ... and not too bad in a swim suit either!

Personally, I am a huge fan of Vitor Meira and the Panther Racing crew, but you have to appreciate the cool factor for Indy Car when DP won the race in Japan over the weekend. It would have been better if she'd been able to pull it off here in the US, but a win is a win and Indy Car has been on a winning streak lately.

In the politics of big-time motorsports, Indy Car has pretty much run the table. The split in open wheel racing has been repaired and the Champ Car guys will be running in the Indy Car series now - that makes for better competition, and competition always makes the product better.

The world is full of big problems. Isn't it great to be able to take a few minutes out and appreciate this really nice woman who has accomplished something truly historic. What's next? Well, there is this little get together out on 16th Street in May.

And, in my perfect world, the Cubs (12-6!) take the Series ...

1 comment:

Sir Hailstone said...

It will be interesting to find out the fate of the 20-some Panoz DP01 chassis built specifically for the CCWS. Me thinks they should test the IRL spec motor in the back with the natural aspiration engine cowling and see what it'll do.

This one engine and one chassis stuff done in the name of "containing costs" has done everything BUT that.