I just keep picturing the field of IndyCars lined up on the grid, with music blaring from the loud speakers, and dozens of drivers suited up, carefully and suspiciously, darting around the cars, then scrambling clumsily into whatever cockpit is in proximity when the music stops.
So begins Silly Season Seat Watch 2009.
Holy crap. I was just finally starting to figure out who the hell everyone drove for and what their numbers were. (hey, gimme a break, I was a ‘transition fan’) Now I gotta start all over.
So, since the season ended (which really it hasn’t “officially” ended as there is still another race and a banquet to be held) we have seen some interesting, if somewhat shocking driver exchanges.
Franchitti (back from the Abyss) to Ganassi (ousting Wheldon)
Wheldon to Panther (ousting Meira)
Meira to Foyt (ousting Manning)
Manning to… ????
I am just starting to tabulate the 09 Silly Season list of who’s in, who’s out, who’s knocking on the door, who doesn’t stand a hope in hell… (it’s one of my projects for the weekend)
Here’s what I do know however… there are a hell of a lot more drivers who will be looking for seats in 09 than there will be cars available…