Monday, September 22, 2008

Speed gets Cup ride

Well it appears that the RASSCAR Sprint Cup paddock will see not one, but two ex-Formula 1 participants moving into its big leagues next season, as Michael Waltrip Racing has hired Steve Hallam of McLaren F1 fame to direct its Engineering operations, while Red Bull has given AJ Almendinger his walking papers...

Thus, look for the Red Bull crew to be sporting a nice lavender hue... As Mr. Pedicure, a.k.a. Scott “Nose” Speed (Ok, I suppose he’s got some pace after all...) will replace Almendinger next year behind the wheel of the #84 Toyota Camry. But, will somebody please quit putting ‘dem whoopee cushions in his pants... And gee Wally? Are there any Indy Car teams looking for another temporarily out of work Californian?