J.R. Hildebrand. The FIL (Firestone Indy Lights) champion. Incredbily powerful brain. Rakish good looks and major hardware. Life is phat for J.R. And now, the cherry on top is a Q&A on the prestigious pressdog.com.
Charmed life? Maybe. Witty funster? Absolutely. Read below for Mr. Points Champion's incredible flavah.
Pete Windsor busts out a big article on the F1 team he and Ken Anderson are preparing for the 2010 season.
Thus spaketh Pete the Grid Walker:
"The overriding principle of our project is that, contrary to current wisdom, it is possible to design and build a Formula One car in the United States (rather than in Europe, where all the current teams build their cars). Why would we want to do that? There are a number of good reasons:"
Kill the fatted calf. Bring forth the finest meats and cheeses. There will be much music and dancing. Danica Patrick has ended a year-long swirl by signing with Andretti-Green Racing. Read the Curty Cavin memo on it HERE.
My take is it seems a little strange that Danica would re-up for three years with Andretti Green Racing, which has been seriously off kilter this year. They're fixing to go oh-fer the season. Danistar has been the best performer of the group. Kanaan is snake bit, Marco is Marco and Mutoh is spotty.
My personal theory is it wasn't going to work at Target Chip Ganassi -- maybe Chippy wanted to big of a slice of the action, maybe the existing drivers were very cool to it, maybe TJ Patrick and Chippy got into a brawl, I'm not sure what. Penske ain't going to three cars any time soon, so AGR looks pretty good at that point.
As for the whole N-word swirl, we'll see if Ed Hinton -- who said Danica would do some N-word feeder stuff ASAP -- was, in fact, talking out of his ass.
I also personally think the What Would Danica Do bracelets were the thing that pushed Danica over the edge to stay in IndyCar. Well done, legion of green.
Thanks to racer.com for alerting me to 2010 Formula 1 schedule. F1 is the best road/street racing in the world, so if you're into twisties (or even if you're not) give it a try this year or in 2010. Most races are on SPEED:
The Mighty BBC is reporting that Renault have been given a two-year suspended ban for their role in fixing last year's Singapore Grand Prix, and former team boss FLAVIO Briatore has been banned from FIA-sactioned events for an "unlimited period."