Friday, September 20, 2019

A Few Thoughts upon IndyCar's impending silly Season

Especially since the Season's pretty much Over, and we're just Ah-waitin' for the Dominoes to begin Ah-tumblin', with thee Mayor 'O Hinchtown being the Lynchpin...

Now that we're effectively winding down the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season, it'll soon be time to Shift Gears and concentrate on the 2020 IndyCar Silly Season, for which we'll only have to wait a ridiculous 269 Days to Find Out, El Correctomundo?

As I'll start with the low Hangin' Fruit, the will He, won't He conjecture over TK' Follow-your-Schnoz! Kanaan returning for his 23rd IndyCar season next year? Which I'll say TK' returns, since I doubt he wishes to go out with such a Bad taste in His mouth over this year's Dismal campaign...

Although 'Ol R', aka Robin Miller threw out an interesting Slant, Uhm Read Option? On why wouldn't TK' just find the best possible Indy 500 Only ride instead next year? Ah, SHIT! We'll have to wait 'til FRIGGIN' Football season's over to find out; SPEW!

Thus, I've had a few more thoughts percolate since previously speculating on Indy Lights runner-up Rinus VeeKay potentially driving Fast Eddie's' (Carpenter) No. 21 ride next year, in lieu of Spencer Pigot. Especially since I have Nothing against Spencer.

As not sure why I overlooked the fact that his current racing team already has an IndyCar programme, albeit Juncos Racing and Kyle Kiser have mostly concentrated upon Sports car racing this season, with the exception of Circuit Of The Americas (COTA) and Indianapolis, where they Bumped someone named Fernando, ci!

So why couldn't the Niederlander' simply graduate to Indy Cars with Juncos Racing instead? Especially since he's got the necessary Financial Backing of Holland's No. 2 Supermarket Chain Jumbo, Just Sayin'.

Yet where will Andretti Autosport's 2019 Indy Lights Champion Oliver Askew wind up? Especially since he'll be flush with the $1.1m Championship cheque which ensures him three IndyCar races next year, including the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Meanwhile, where will Thee Mayor 'O Hinchtown, nee James Hinchcliffe ultimately decide to hang his Helmet?

If he stays with the reconstituted Arrow SPM boyz', who join forces with McLaren next year. Along with switching to Chevrolet lumps', then perhaps Conor Daly could join him in the second Arrow McLaren Racing SP seat?

As is it just Mwah? Or have Y'all noticed how Hinch's Dropped Out of the Honda commercials ever since Arrow SPM made their announcement to switch to the rival Bowtie Brigade...

Yet if Hinch' stays with Honder', which is Aussie' Speak for Honda, Righto Leigh Diffey; Hya! Then where would he go? As the third Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing seat sounds somewhat less likely now.

With my Wild Arse thoughts being, How 'bout a two car Meyer Shank Racing Fulltime entry next year, with the KuhNuck' joining the already well established entry of Jack Bloody Nige! Harvey & Co. As you'd like to see the two Honda engines Dismissed from Arrow SPM back in the Gene Pool next year.

As I'll speculate Thars' possibly gonna be three Honder' lumps available, since it seems fairly certain Colton Herta's bound for Mikey A's fifth car next year, unless Harding continues as the Andretti Autosport's B-Team with Askew?

Whilst I haven't even pontificated over Carlin's line-up next year. Hmm, may be 'Ol Narly Pinball', aka Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton can combine for one Fulltime entry, and Conor Daly getting the second seat Fulltime if he doesn't land at McLaren SP?

Although I like the far more comical acronym that Marshall Pruett and Robin Miller bandied 'bout in Thar latest Marshall Pruett Podcast. Sardonically referring to it as SPAM!

While we still Don't know if The Great Santini', nee Santino Ferrucci will decide to keep racing with his Minnowesqe Dale Coyne Merriment? Or what about Marcus Ericson?

And what about Harding racing returning next season? Or who'll partner Kanaan at A.J. Foyt enterprises? Ah, so many miles to go. Which is why they call it Silly Season, el Correctomundo?