Autosport.com is asking fans to vote for "AUTOSPORT.com Rookie of the Year award - a key part of the annual AUTOSPORT Awards."
Simona and Alex face a formidable grid of potential ROYs, including Formula 1 newcomers Kamui Kobayashi, Nico Hulkenberg and Vitaly Petrov, GP2ers Jules Bianchi and Sam Bird, Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion Kris Meeke, and World Rally Championship convert Kimi Raikkonen.
Also on the ballot are Formula 2 and British Formula 3 champions Dean Stoneman and Jean-Eric Vergne.
The best part is that this ROY race IS THE FAN'S BUSINESS, and you're being asked to VOTE for the winner. So VOTE, ye BASTARDS, HERE.
Here's the thing: Danica Patrick has a temper, and it's pretty clear she ain't takin' no shit from anybody.
If you've ever gotten The Look (as I have), you know this is NOT miniature golf.
So you had to see the smack coming after Danica got rolled (allegedly) by James Buescher at California last race.
Today Danica in Charlotte Danica was throwing down: "I hope that he (James Buescher) thinks about what he did last weekend. If he plays well with others then you know we'll be able to carry on. But if he doesn't, there's going to be a need for something to happen because you can't get pushed around out there. You can't."
"There's going to be a need for something to happen ..." Translation, "something's going to have to go down" or "we are gonna GO." GO TIME IN CHARLOTTE. If everyone thinks I'm suddenly a Fanica or kissing Danica's ass or whatever, they're wrong. I'm a fan of passion and emotion and something other than vanilla beating vanilla for the 769th time in a row.
Danica is colorful and different and edgy. I'm a fan of all that. And ... news flash ... so are sponsors. Plus I'm so hungry for some emotion in racing that I'm unreasonalby giddy about NASCAR paint swapping. You all go about your business arguing over the IndyCar championship trophy, etc. I'll be watching a race at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Friday on ESPN2.
Props to my boy Andy Bernstein for making me aware of the smack talk in Charlotte today.
As part of the celebration of the 100 years of IMS, IndyCar rolled out a grid of historic Indy 500 winners (above). Read all about it on the Official Blog HERE. Courtesy of IndyCar PR, here is a listing of the cars on the historic grid.
The top 3 vote getters will advance to the finals and the Sports Illustrated editors will select the winner. This is a Chicago-style vote, so you can vote as many times as you want. Show an open-wheeler some love and click it.
It's come to this: I am looking forward to the next NASCAR Nationwide race. And if I get drunk and become totally honest -- my anticipation may be more than for any IndyCar race last season.
Damn you, Nationwide. DAMN YOU TO HELL FOR BEING INTERESTING. Judas priest. I really wanted the Nationwide Races Starring Danica Patrick to be boring and uninteresting. I wanted this out of loyalty to IndyCar, even though IndyCar's "story lines" have been perpetually recycled since 2005.
But NOOOOOOO. After just one Nationbusch race, I am intrigued. Even though I fell asleep and woke up with Danica P30, only to learn about The Crash later.