Friday, July 4, 2008

Howard in, Franchitti out, Tracy who knows?

For this weekend’s Watkins Glen road course, noted Brit and part time Autosport Radio co-host and Funny Man Jay Howard will finally return to his Day job as the pilot of the #24 Roth Racing Indy Car… To which I can only say about FREAKIN’ time… Except he’s getting’ back in the WRONG car, as he should be haulin’ the freight aboard the #25 Marty “GERITOL” Roth machine… But perhaps “Gentleman” John Andretti has a previous engagement at some ‘lil ‘Ol track named Daytona this weekend?

And speakin’ of Day-toner, Dario “Where’s my pants” Franchitti has lost his Sprint Cup ride at Chip Ganassi/Felix Sabates after a lackluster Rookie season, in which the Cheepster’s team has been fraught with performance issues, having previously fired MAC Montoya’s crew chief and will now slim down to a two car operation… And thus, now there’s just two Open Wheel warriors left from this year’s vaunted Rookie crop of Pat the Carpenter (Patrick Carpentier) Dario Franchitti, Sam “I AM” Hornish Jr. and Jackie V. (Jacques Villeneuve)

As for PT, (Paul Tracy) on Wind Tunnel last weekend, Robin Miller noted how Tony George himself was tryin’ (sorta) to get the Kuh-nuck aboard a third Vision Racing entry for possibly four races this season, beginning at Watkins Glen, which will NOT happen… As I’m sure that Tony is desperate to have a Canadian racing driver OTHER then Mr. Roth as their sole representative prior to Edmonton… And that this is all speculation, but perhaps if adequate sponsorship can be found, Derrick Walker’s gang could fill in as the team’s nucleus, since Vision Racing doesn’t have the extra manpower…