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Notes taken during the CBS broadcast of the West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix Presented by The Brick on 7/23/06.
It's Milwaukee, so how about a Laverne and Shirley intro montage? 1976 sitcom set in Milwaukee, redid the intro to the series with video from the race. Cast of characters. Shout out to ABC/ESPN. Best montages in the business. ABC/ESPN are beating CBS and Champ Car with the montage stick.
pressdog's beer for the race is Miller High Life, Milwaukee, Wisc., U.S. A., baby.
Note: this is all made up. Fiction. Driven by frustration and for humor purposes only.
Leaders of the Indy Racing League and Champ Car World Series vowed today to match each other's shrinking entry count car-for-car.
The estimated 34,292 race fans who still pay attention to open-wheel racing in America have noticed that car counts for both series have dropped steadily this year. Both Champ Car and the IRL currently field about 18 cars. (Actual numbers fluctuate from day to day based on the work load of bill collectors.) Officials from both series vowed not to fall behind in the de-escalating cart count shrinkage race.
Note to the slow: below is all (at least mostly) fiction.
Indy Racing League officials Friday worried that fewer and fewer people in the world were willing to drive race cars that have virtually no chance of winning.
A decline in the demand among drivers for ill-handling, under-funded, just-plain-bad cars -- known in the business as "pigs" -- could greatly damage the league's ability to put more than 10 cars on the track at any given time.
Indy Racing League officials said Wednesday they are treating the discovery of an empty Krispy Kreme doughnut box near Danica Patrick's motor home "as an issue of grave concern."
"Frankly, this has sent a ripple of terror throughout the Indy Racing League," said Bernie Jameson, director of security for the IRL. "The implications of finding a dozen-doughnut box -- empty -- within a square mile of Danica makes us all want to tweak up our resumes."
Notes taken during the CBS broadcast of the Molson Grand Prix of Toronto on 7/9/06.
Welcome to Toronto. It's a street fight. Rollerball on wheels. Bourdais, AJ, Tracy montage. Everyone has something to prove. It's the Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford (BPCCWSPF).
Recap -- Bourdais won first four. AJ the next two. Paul Tracy has a chance to win one, maybe. Rest of the field, probably not.
Notes taken during the ABC broadcast of the Kansas Lottery Indy 300 on July 2, 2006.
pressdog's beer of the race this week is Boulevard Wheat, brewed in Kansas City, Mo. Opaque. Unfiltered. Slightly fruity. The 'dog digs it. Intro montage. Welcome to the heart of the Midwest. Many "Midwest images." Corn. Barn. Windmill. "America's Heartland." Texas and Richmond flashbacks. "Who can rise above the wheat and the heat here in twister town?"