Thursday, September 25, 2008

Pop goes the Driver

Danny B just informed me that “Super Tex,” a.k.a. AJ Foyt has hired the recently departed Vitor Meira of Panther Racing to replace current ABC Supply funny man and Golfer extraordinaire Darren Manning for the 2009 season, with an option to stay on thru 2010.

Thus, will see three new Driver/Team pairings at the upcoming non-points Indy Car finale at Surfers Paradise, in order to get a jump upon the 2009 season, with Dan Wheldon in Meira’s Panther ride. Dario Franchitti in Wheldon’s Target/Ganassi mount and Vitor warming up Manning’s vacated seat, as I guess it didn’t pay for the Brit to get “Too Knackered” during an earlier Oval race this season, eh?