Friday, November 3, 2006

Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?

Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?

Another Halloween has past and it appears that the majority of TRICK’S were played upon Open Wheel racing as their “top-flight” drivers continue to DEFECT towards the ure of “Big Money!” Here’s a look at how the Motorsports goody “grab-bag” made out…

TRICK: AJ Almendinger leaves Forsythe Racing for NASCAR.
Treat: Forsythe hires Buddy Rice to replace Almendinger for Mexico.

TRICK: Almendinger smacks wall during Craftsman Truck race
Treat: Red Bull gives Almendinger MILLIONS to drive their Nextel Cup Toyota Camry…

TRICK: Juan Pablo Montoya QUITS Formula One. Montoya leaves McLaren after “Juan” final accident. (7 car pile-up in Turn 1 of USGP on opening lap)
Treat:”MAC” Montoya makes impressive ARCA Stock Car debut, finishing third. “MAC” then DNF’s in ARCA and finished 11th after crashing during his Busch Series debut…

TRICK: Alex Zanardi’s horrific Champ Car accident at the Lausitzring… (Germany)
Treat: Zanardi gets Formula One test ride with BMW-Sauber…

TRICK: Danica Patrick’s manager (Father) trolls NASCAR pit lane prior to contract renegotiations…
Treat: Dania signs lucrative 3yr deal to drive for Andretti-Green Racing…

TRICK: Sam Hornish Jr. beats rookie Marco Andretti on the final lap to win Rodger Penske’s record 13th Indy 500 victory… (Continuing the Andretti “Curse”)
Treat: 2006 IRL Champion Hornish will enter the final two Busch Series races, testing the NASCAR waters… Although committed to a full IRL schedule in 2007, Hornish will contest a partial 2007 Busch Series season for Penske with eyes on jumping into Nextel Cup full time in 2008…

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