Friday, November 4, 2011

And the Hits just keep on coming

And no sooner did I think we’d had the last of unexpected news regarding the 2012 Indy Car Series this week - than another few pieces of the puzzle were seemingly solved. As first Meesh’s ‘bud Booby Ruble, Err, Bobby Rahal announced they’d placed orders for two ’12 Dallara’s and would run a 2-car effort next year with Honda engines.

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has also hired Tom Anderson to become its Team President, while longtime Team Rahal employee and Bobby’s “Right-hand-man” Scott Roembke will remain on as a consultant. As I recall Penske Racing’s Tim Cindric wishing him a speedy recovery & get well soon ‘Shout-out during ‘Juan ‘O the Versus broadcasts this year. Thus, I’m guessing the addition of Anderson, ousted from Andretti Autosports after its woeful Indy qualifying performance this year is in order to help ease Roembke’s workload... 

Also, as SPEED’s Marshall Pruett reported, Penske Racing will keep its three-car team intact for next season, which makes me most happy for Ryan Briscoe - as hopefully thee Three Amigo’s can finally defeat that perennial Chump, Err Champ-pee-on Dashley LePew; Hya!