Thursday, October 7, 2010

INDYCAR: Paddock Notes - October 7th Edition

I’m sure Y’all have heard the recent news that 7 Eleven has decided to withdraw its title Sponsorship from Tony Kanaan’s No. 11 Andretti Autosport IndyCar for 2011, leaving TK potentially without a ride next season... As “Mikey” (Michael Andretti) has apparently told Kanaan he’s free to seek employment elsewhere as he doesn’t know if he’ll be able to keep Tony in the AA fold next year... As Kanaan who’s reportedly making some where’s north of $3.0 million a season must be second guessing his decision to not sign with TCGR, eh?

Obviously TK just vaulted to the front of the line for desired Drivers in IndyCar for 2011 – Which could see him land elsewhere. Just hope he doesn’t get the Oriel Servia treatment! While THE ‘DAWG also notes how I might haveda drop the moniker ‘The IZOD Dude outta Ryan Hunter-Reay’s name next year...

Holy Schnikes: TK, Danistar and RHR Sponsorship REEEEMIX
Highcroft To Join IndyCar?
As I noted in my Petit LeMans Postscript Tuesday, I caught the first whip of “Symone,” (Simon Pagenaud) and NOT “Simona-Simona,” (Simona De Silvestro) who prefers to not be called the Swiss Miss... During Simon’s taped interview upon Speed Freaks Sunday night – where he divulged he’d been testing an IndyCar and laid out the following scenario that SPEED’s Marshall Pruett has just written about.

INDYCAR: Highcroft Eyes Limited 2011 Campaign
KVRT Aligns with Sullivan for Indy 500
Though they may wanna rethink the Team’s name to “Krash Vulnerable Rebuilt Tubs;” Hya! Hey, I’m just Joshin’ here Folks... As I’m a Fan of Vasser, Viso ‘N Sato, albeit not overly keen upon Kevin K... Whale Otay, perhaps I’m just jealous of ‘Ol Smiley Face, eh? (NOT!) But I digress, as ICS Curmudgeon Robin Miller has just written how the Figure-8 Champions ‘O IndyCar have announced a one car partnership with James “Sully” Sullivan; Hmm? Where do I know that name from? And SH Racing for the 2011 I500.

INDYCAR: KV Partners With SH Racing For Indy 500

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