Scientists now believe they've both slipped into a dimension governed by the Angstadt Unit of Time (AUT). The dimension was discovered very recently by Dr. Will McCarty in his work for isitmayyet.com.
In the Angstadt Unit of Time realm, days go by in super slow motion and therefore take weeks, months or even years of normal time. Therefore "an announcement in 7 to 10 days" of AUT can actually be more than 100 days in normal, 24-hour days.
"It appears that both events have slipped into the Angstadt Unit of Time dimension, which was the subject of the recent Will Ferrell movie 'Land of the Lost,' " said a source near McCarty who asked not to be named.
Scientists theorize that things that are sucked into the AUT vortex remain suspended in time until they manage to find their way back out again, with or without the unwitting help of rogue Sleestacks.
"When we got to looking at it, the alleged USF1 team and alleged IndyCar race in Brazil had one obvious thing in common -- nobody was sure they would actually happen, even though their proponents insist they will," said the researcher. "That was the break. From there we did some investigation and discovered the Angstadt Unit of Time."
The AUT is named for Izod Indy Car Series President Terry Angstadt who famously predicted the Brazil race would be announced in 7 to 10 days, only to have 100 days and counting pass with no word.
Researchers also suspect other things could have become lodged in the AUT, including the announcement of Danica Patrick's plans for 2010. "We also strongly believe the announcement of Fernando Alonso going to Ferrari was a victim of the AUT since we suspect the deal was done several years before it was announced," said a research official.
Unfortunately officials have yet to discover a way to get something out of the AUT realm short of letting it pop out on its own. "We believe the Danica stuff will come out on its own, for example, probably right before a major IndyCar series announcement," said a researcher. "As for Brazil? Who knows? We think repeating 'I'm 99.9 percent sure it will happen' may have some benefit, but we can't prove it thus far."