Monday, February 10, 2020

INDYCAR: The Hits Keep On Rollin'



Tomaso poses with the current Team Penske IndyCar triumberant's life-like banners in the Penske Racing Museum during Fall 2019 visit. But how long will they remain together after 2020? (The Tomaso Collection)
As it's almost time to fire 'em Up Boyz' and G-O Testing!

Yeah, the IndyCar Off-season's been like an intravenous IV's Drip-Drip-Drip... As we've just learned recently that Bad Arse Defending V8 Supercars' Champion Scott McLaughlin will not only be taking part in this week's two Days IndyCar Pre-season Test at COTA Feb 11-12th aboard the No. 2 Team Penske IndyCar, but will also make his IndyCar Debut at this May's Indy GP, where he'll replace somebody known as HULIO', nee Helio Castroneves.


And although it doesn't seem that hard of a STUR-RETCH! Racer's Marshall Pruett kindly points out that this opportunity for the Kiwi' most likely has further implication besides El Capitano's kindness, albeit the Company line says it's a reward for All the Hard Work McLaughlin's done for DJR Team Penske Down Under Mates!


Meanwhile, according to the IndyStar's Sports section which I can only listen to via my NFB Newsline for The Blind telephone service, since like NBC Sports Gold Bricks Pay Wall, I refuse to subscribe to the tepid Indianapolis Star Newspaper; But I Digress...

Thee Mayor 'O Hinchtown apparently cryptically put out a video on his Instagram account? Last week 'bout how he'd have a B-I-G' Announcement of his own on Friday, Feb 7th, the very same day his former employer was supposed to be announcing Somme-thun' riveting itself; Hmm? Although apparently Hinch's messing with us, Eh?



Although I'm expecting Thee Mayor' to run this May's Double' with Andretti Autosport in the vacated Six Gun seat of Fernando Alonso's. And won't be shocked if Hinch' also contest Toronto with Mikey A's squad...

Whilst I found myself ponderin' if perhaps Hinchcliffe will patiently wait out this IndyCar season in order to take Zach Veach's Andretti Autosport seat in 2021?

Although I think Kyle Kirkwood could also be in line for this if he wins this year's Indy Lights title.

And why would Hinch' want to be sharing space with Rossi, Hunter-Reay and Colton Herta? Other than it's probably the best Hondre' Team for his future, even if Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing would give him more personal Attenzione, which is where I ultimately expect him to wind up for '21.

Also for those so inclined, IndyCar's just announced that it'll be Live Streaming the COTA Pre-season Test, for those of Yuhs so inclined to sneak a peak during the workday...


UPDATE
While we know that Max Chilton will drive the #59 Carlin entry the majority of this season, sans Oval with the exception of the Indy 500. It's been announced that Brazilian's Felipe Nasr and Sergio Set Camara will both spend time aboard the #31 Carlin entry during the two day COTA Open Test...

(Photo c/o No Fenders Blogmeister' Miguel)

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