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March 4 (Mexico City) - Nascar Fantasy League players better take note. No
point in choosing Scott Pruett or Boris Said for road courses any longer -
Juan Montoya has arrived and he's on a different level. Montoya won the
Busch race in Mexico City today, becoming the first latino to win a Nascar race.
Frankly, that is not very impressive or is it surprising. Great hispanic drivers are
nothing new; racing stock cars in America is.
Bob Ritchie aka "Kid Rock" will be playing the 2007 Carb Day Concert at
the speedway, which is the Friday before the Indy 500. It's free.
Kid rock is a rap/rocker from Michigan with a white trash image. He's
known to have dated Pamela Anderson.
His hit records include "Bawitdaba", "Cowboy" and "Feel Like Makin'
His 1998 album "Devil Without a Cause" went platinum.
The Annual "MUTT STRUT" at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will
take place Sunday, April 29th. Bring your pooch and walk around the
Indycar drivers will be on hand to sign autographs and walk their dogs.
Registration begins at 11:00 a.m., Track open to walkers at 11:30 a.m.
and the event ends at 2:30 p.m.
Register online at www.indyhumane.org. Solicit donations from family,
friends and co-workers. Prizes will be awarded to individuals and teams
based on their fund raising success. Individuals will have the chance to
create a personal Web page on the Humane Society Web site and
email family and friends to solicit donations. Registration brochure is
available at all central Indiana National City Bank branches.
March 25 - The IRL's 2007 season kicked off at
Homestead this weekend. Dan Wheldon won the race
for the third time in a row!
A new IRL team was announced too! Samax
Motorsports and Citgo Racing, winners of the 2007
Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, is expanding to Indycar.
They will compete in 11 races this season, beginning at
Kansas next month.
Would you believe the IRL is getting a THIRD WOMAN
DRIVER?! Yep, tis true. Venezuelan driver Milka Duno
will pilot their Indy racer.
Duno is 34 and began racing in 1996. She has raced a
variety of cars in her career including, Barber Dodge
Pro Series, Ferrari Challenge, American Le Mans
Series, Open Telefonica, Porsche Supercup, and Grand
American Rolex Sports Car Series
I think there can be no doubt - Indycar has the hottest
drivers in the world! Yowzee!
|Tony George, Peter Baron, Milka Duno
March 14 - After a year in the Busch Series, veteran IndyCar owner Greg Beck brings his team back to the IRL part-time for 2007.
Alex Barron will be driving for them.
Beck Motorsports was formed in 1991 by the second-generation driver and fielded Indianapolis 500 efforts for drivers including
Buddy Lazier and Hideshi Matsuda. With the formation of the Indy Racing League in 1996, the team appeared at the IndyCar Series’
inaugural event, the Indy 200 at Walt Disney World, with Robbie Buhl as the driver.
Beck fielded Billy Boat in 2001, finishing fourth in the championship with four top-five finishes and eight top-10 results, including a
second-place finish at Nashville and partnered with Boat for the 2002 season.
Jones competed for the team in the 500-Mile Race in 2006 and ’04, and Shinji Nakano drove in the ‘500’ in 2003. The team failed to
qualify for the Indianapolis 500 with rookie driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. in 2005.