Saturday, May 3, 2008

Visions of Grandeur

I find this announcement a bit ironic, as originally Danny B informed me about Larry “MOE” Curry’s (Where’s Curly, eh?) embezzling of dinero from Edward Carpenter’s title sponsor, who’s just been released from his post, as according to Indystar’s intrepid reporter Kurt Cabin;

“Curry's hiring was controversial given that he went to prison for defrauding Team Menard, a former IndyCar Series team, of $1.5 million from 1994 to 1998.
"Larry has been an asset to the growth and building of Vision Racing," Tony George said in a statement released Friday. "However, after full review of the facts surrounding the disallowance of the team's qualifying runs at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Larry and I agreed that a breach of what amounts to the team's code of conduct had occurred and as team manager he was expected to uphold a very high standard, but in this instance fell short."

Now as we cue-up that ever popular tune ‘O Alanis Morissette; “ISN’T IT IRONIC?” Me thinks Tony has just found himself a convenient way to throw Curry UNDER THE BUS… I mean with Davey Hamilton bringing sponsors of the cloth, was George feeling the heat… (To atone for Larry’s sins?) Or did John Menard have a vision of NOT wanting MOE anywhere’s near his equipment?

And speaking of Davey Hamilton, it has now been confirmed that he will indeed pilot the third Vision Racing entry, as the #22 will carry backing from Hewlett Packard and a ghost of others, while I’ll leave it to you to decide who’s who in the current Vision line-up…