Tuesday, May 8, 2007

The newest Foyt

And although it’s been long speculated, and I heard it first from Robin Miller on The Speed Report. (As he also broke the news on Davey Hamilton’s return) It’s now official, Al Unser Jr. will partner AJ Foyt’s primary driver Darren Manning at this year’s Indy 500.

Yeah, we just don’t know what Indy means to “lil Al.” (Can you say “Greenback’s?”) But I suspect it will be a refreshing change of pace for Unser Jr’s off track problems. And how many times has Indianapolis been the theme of the two time winner’s rejuvenation?

Hopefully AJ Foyt will provide both of his drivers with decent equipment, as last year Unser Jr. struggled to come to grips with the under financed Dreyer & Reinbold team.

And with this being “Super Tex’s” 50th Anniversary in motor racing, we really don’t want to see AJ pounding on little Al’s cockpit surround with either a ratchet or lap top. Then again perhaps we do?