Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Danica Show

Otay, so it’s an off weekend racing-wise, i.e.; F1 and Indy Cars - and having just been Up North eh, I decided to watch my GULP! First ‘RASSCAR Doublewide race of the year, especially since the Montreal race is always ‘Juan Helluva a Humdinger...

And I had to watch since ‘TAG, nee Alex Tagliani was on the Pole, with the track’s Sir-name (Jacques Villeneuve) directly behind him - giving Oh ‘KanaDuh! A 1-3 sweep with Sam ‘I AM Hornish Jr. the meat in the Quebecerz sandwich... While Marty “Doublewide” Reid and Ricky Craven frothed all over somebody named Princess starting P4.

And I was surprised to hear the name Patrick Carpentier; Huh? Thought he’d retired last year, but good on “Pat-the-Carpenter” for making a celebratory return in order to run for charity, as Patrick was hoping to claim some prize money for Montreal’s Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation, appropriately running in the No. 99 Michael Waltrip entry - as the number 99 just so happened to be the late Greg Moore’s car number, along with thee Great ‘Juan, nee Wayne Gretsky’s jersey number...

Ah, it made me simply laugh-out-loud as the ESPN Boothboyz got all Ga-Ga over Danica Patrick moving into the lead, having passed Nationwide sparrin’ pardoner Hornish Jr. for P1. Then holding off her good buddy Jacques on three restarts as Cravens simply gushed over how good a job Danica was doing; she’s not spinning her tyres, missing her  shifts and hitting all of her marks; Yada-yada-yada; YAWN! DAMN! I think she’s really ‘PEAK-ing, eh?

As all I could do was chuckle to myself whilst prancing ‘round my humble abode mockingly chirping Danica’s leading! As it seemed quite refreshing that I haven’t bothered to watch her all year long...

And Patrick would lead for 20-laps before the BIZZARO occurred. As I’ll haveda rightly agree with Marty Reid who started to say fan but changed his mind to correct himself and say IDIOT! As somebody actually threw a shoe out onto the racetrack directly in front of the GoDaddy #7’s path which Danica promptly creamed! (Think she even dropped an ‘F-Bomb over her in-car radio which naturally was being played on TV...) As I cannot say I’ve ever heard of a shoe being tossed onto a racetrack intended for a certain competitor before; Aye Karumba!

Danica’s day then faded fast, as we were subjected to multiple in-car radio transmissions as something was amiss with her car, as pieces of the rear suspension began falling off; first a wedgie, then a U-bolt backed out and ultimately the left axle snapped... But kudos  to the team and Patrick for fixing the problem and going back out on track, albeit Danica would finish several laps down and be involved in a late-race smash ‘em up...

And it was a veritable ‘Kuhnadiun Who’s Who ‘O drivers with the elder Ron Fellows still blistering quick after all of these years, Andrew Ranger, ‘TAG, Carpentier and Villeneuve all making waves in several ways, as Jacques got ‘N repaid the signature ‘PT Chrome Horn treatment to Tagliani, while Fellows & Ranger went thru the Spin-cycle and Carpentier suffered from brake problems due to a rear caliper mechanical woe.

And Villeneuve led an amazing 26+ laps whilst trying to win for the first time upon the Il Notre Dam’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve named after his late father but was in dire need of petrol; trying to stretch his fuel load a remarkable 33-laps, as ‘RASSCAR’s Green-White chequered flag finishes didn’t aid the Montrealan as Villeneuve apparently sputtered on the final lap enabling Justin Algyre to pull off a Bump ‘N Run on the ‘KuhNuck and grab the win for Turner Motorsports - who’d previously seen Nielsen Pickett, aka Nelson Piquet Jr. capture his debutant NASCAR Camping World Trucks race earlier today at Michigan.

As gee Wally, I don’t really think that’s very skillful to employ Racin’ is Rubbin’ in order to knock your competition outta duh way in order to win...

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