Monday, May 23, 2011

INDY 500: the DannaWho? Quotient

Go Daddy’s Swimsuit Girl Diving into her Rookie Rahal Letterman racing car; photo courtesy of Sounders FC’s Numero Uno Fan Randy...
So once again the “Mainstream” Media seems to be getting into a rich, lustrous, full lather over IndyCar’s Princess Perma Poutt  ‘N weather or not, as your humble scribe was doin’ his best Pippa Mann RAIN dance whilst chortlin’ over the thought of how rich it’d have been if Daniker didn’t make the field due to precipitation...

While that frenzied Mainstream media I mentioned was busy ponderin’ if this could be her very last Indianapolis 500 before she goes off to the lore, i.e.; Greenbacks ‘O RASSCAR! And in case Y’all weren’t aware? I’ve just got two words for DannaWho? GOOD RIDDANCE! As just how many races will she win in the TaxiCabs via precocious fuel sipping strategy?

Thus, whilst listening to the great Trackside Talking Headz pontificate ‘bout which drivers should or shouldn’t have made THEE GREATEST 33 Poll, it seems I heard Somme-thun ‘bout number of laps led being a good yardstick and hence this led me to ponder just how many laps the Great ‘Juan named Danica had run in P1 – as in perhaps DannicaMania has more to do with just how boring the Indy Racing League was circa ’05, eh? As somehow I’m guessing DannaWho will be hard pressed to add to her lap leading total – and if she does; CRAP! I can already hear Marty ‘NationWide Reid going into a lather; Oh Never Mind! As I’d expect No’s 21-24 to move up the leaderboard, eh?

No.   Name                     S        RL     laps   W
1. Al Unser Sr.                         27        11        644      4
2. Ralph DePalma                  10        6          612      1
3. Mario Andretti                      29        11        556      1
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15. Jim Clark                           5          4          298      1
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20. Mauri Rose                        16        7          256      3
21. Dario Franchitti                 7          5          255      2
22. Dan Wheldon                    8          4          234      1
23. Helio Castroneves            10        7          231      3
24. Scott Dixon                       8          5          230      1
28. Tony Kanaan                     9          7          214      0
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99T. John Paul Jr.                   7          1          39        0
101. Teo Fabi                          8          2          37        0
108T. Bobby Marshman         4          1          33        0
112. Marco Andretti     5          4          31        0
113T. Mark Dismore               7          1          29        0
115. Jimmy Vasser                 8          3          26        0
122. Danica Patric                  6          1          19        0
126T. Ryan Briscoe                5          2          16        0
130T. Mike Conway                2          1          15        0
          Vitor Meira                     8          2          15        0
134T. Billy Boat                       7          2          13        0
139. Justin Wilson                  3          1          10        0
153T. Will Power                    3          1          5          0

KEY
No. = Overall ranking, xxT = Tie; S = Starts; RL = Races Led; W = Wins.

(Statistics compiled thru 2010 Indy 500 race...)

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