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March 18, 2013


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Sylvia Louch

Thanks for a good read pd and an awesome choice on your 25th WOPD!

Savage Henry

Kimi is by far my favorite driver in any series right now. His "Leave me alone..." quote sealed it for me. Off the track he is a throwback has been compared many times with James Hunt. He is (or maybe was) a hard partier and a playboy. That just makes me like him more. He will definitely Drink Ye Bastards with the best of them, 'dog.

Regarding Bristol, saying it is in kind of a remote area is an understatement. I drove past there a couple years ago on Route 81. It is a few hours away from anything. There isn't really anything in Bristol except for the racetrack, so hotel builders must figure that it isn't worth building there for 2 weekends a year. Most fans probably don't like choosing between paying $500/night for a hotel and a long drive to and from the racetrack to sit in the stands on a 50-degree day. I don't know why they put a race there in mid-March. This isn't south Florida - it is in the mountains at the TN/VA border. One year it is going to get cancelled due to snow.


Pressdog, need to find video of Kimi at Monaco a few years back. Crashed out of race, then not too many minutes later was seen on yacht "drinking ye bastards" with some nice looking young women :-). Classic Kimi, evidently.


Thanks PDog...I just wanted to touch on Bristol. The Races there are a Goat Rodeo... No other way to describe them. I think they are fun to watch. It is a shame that Hotels/Motels are taking advantage of the situation....

Mike R

Catch 22 between the media providing coverage of the sports and its athletes that have a lot of popularity and the fact that their coverage drives that popularity by keeping the ones everyone wants to know about front-and-center in the spotlight nearly 365 days a year.
You're a journalist, Pressdog...who decides and how is it decided on how much coverage is given when it's a 'low-profile' sport or event. Does the organization have to promote to the media via PR peeps and glossy media handout pamphlets/folders? Who, then, is to be looked to for getting more involvement by the media?
When I was working on the cars, it was the responsibility of our team's PR rep to get out there and work the print and broadcast media to get some coverage for our team/driver.


I used to be a journalist, Mike. I don't consider myself one now because my definition of "journalist" is someone's who primary livelihood is generated from the activity. BUT, yours is a good question, and I am going to do a whole post on it very soon.

Mike R

Drought was busted quite nicely, IMO. While the St.Pete race started as a bit of a procession when they sorted out, the race ultimately turned into a barnburner.
And what fireworks in Malaysia!
This is gonna be fun...


I was wondering if you ever considered changing the structure of your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or two images. Maybe you could space it out better?

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