Welcome to the Texas 550, where after 22 laps it’s Penske, Ganassi, Ganassi, Penske, Penske…
The 812 people who showed up to watch are on the edge of their seats.
The radio announcers are already hoarse from screaming about “touching wheels” and “side by side!!”
Lap 37, cars not called Penske or Ganassi are dropping like stones. There are approximately 10 cars on the lead lap.
Competition yellow to try to make this interesting. Somehow Briscoe loses the lead and plummets to 5th. The Princess is now up to 3rd. *curious to know how many pushes of her magic speed juice she has left, cause from what I’ve seen she’s used a few)
*and we pause while everything crashes simultaneously* (my browser and a car apparently as we are one a yellow, and the safety crew is on track)
according to T&S it tooks like Takuma “we could have funded PT for the season with what we’ve paid in crash damage” Sato found the wall.
Running order is Ganassi, Penske, Andretti, Penske, Ganassi, Andretti, Penske, Andretti… everyone else.
66 laps complete and we go back to green.
I just flipped around the channels to see if anything interesting was on. No such luck. Maybe I’ll play solitaire for a while …
oh ya, we’re on lap “who gives a crap, let’s end this already…”
HOLY FUCK guys. Here’s a suggestion: FIRE EXTINGUISHER!!
Geezus christ, were you waiting for an invitation??
And now the radio guys are making excuses for them all standing around with their thumbs up their ass while Simona cooked. “They don’t usually have fires, so they don’t practice for them” REALLY?? You think that was the best choice of words for an excuse?!
Best in the business my ass.
Maybe someone should hand Randy Bernard Lon Bromley’s number so they can put together a world class safety team while they make changes to the rest of the formula.
“@SBPopOffValve: A safety crew can be out of practice for rarities. Like toe fungus. Or loose bowels. NOT FIRE. Judas Priest…”
absofuckinglutely my friend.
And now the IndyCar PR is trying to spin it…
“Gang, the Holmatro Safety Team has a job much tougher than I. They do their job very well and they will learn from their mistakes.”
and just who wants to be the “mistake” they learn from?? Sorry, that spin doesn’t fly with me. I’ve seen too many “what might have been” situations that were prevented by the CART/Champ Car Safety team to give ANYONE a pass for not being 150% prepared for ANYTHING!
Ok… back to the race.
blah blah blah… round and round and round…
oh MY Helio doing his best Princess Sparkle Pony impression for the gathered masses! LOL!
Well, I’ve now lost sound and picture…
ok, I’m back. nope… gone again…
ok… so I briefly had sound again only to discover that there were more hijinx in the pits.
and then the internet dies…
and now I’m back and Princess Sparkle Pony is leading. (wonder how much Gossege paid to give her a few more shots of P2P ( I notice they called out everyone but her’s earlier..)
no wait, Briscoe still at the top of the chart.
According to the booth, the Princess gained a lot of respect after she got out of the car and bwahaha apologized for the “perceived knock on her crew”
Do these guys actually listen to the shit they spew?
I can’t believe I’m rooting for a Penske car right now… Actually I would like to see Ryan redeem himself. I think he’s a good kid who is under immense pressure to live up to the hype of being a Penske driver under the shadow of Twinkletoes.
LOL… of course the first interview is the Princess! She’s back to rainbows and fluffy bunnies. I guess she had a sit down with her 120 agents after Indy and got her new script for the rest of the season.
I’m very happy for Ryan.
P2 for the Princess. Whatever. Would she still be P2 had she been black flagged for blocking? … oh wait, that’s not in her rule book. The hater defense rests.
oooh… apparently I missed a major tirade by TK citing the above lack of black flag action towards the blockage. “what goes around comes around” look OUT… it’s ON kids!! (Iowa just got interesting already…)
Will still manages P3. I can’t believe they (Penske) managed to screw Power over again. I guess it’s been decided that it just wouldn’t look good to have the new kid (former CC driver) take the championship.
I’m giving props to Marco too. He is a different driver this year. I would like to see him on the podium soon too. He deserves it.
and how bout Alex Lloyd?! Woot!!
So it would appear that my T&S stopped working in the wrong order, despite several refreshes. Too funny. What a fucked up night technically for the Meeshster. At least I’m home and not commuting back from my office in the middle of the night.
Ok, guess I have to piece together all the crap I missed so I can write this up.
Thanks again to Ryan for preventing me from having to write enthusiastically about Shamica.