Like Dude, that race was so long Ago! And it don’t
even register after Crashville’, Yeehaw!
Wasn’t originally planning on scribblin’ about
this here on No Fenders, but thought Thar was a few Nuggets to share…
Not until a few days following the Brickyard Weekend’s
August 3rd Me Thinks? We were made
privy to the fact that Alexander Rossi’s winning #27 Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda
entry had Failed Post-race Tech Inspection. Specifically being underneath the
minimum 1,700lb weight limit when the car’s Drinks’ (water) bottle was removed
from the chassis. Which Racer’s Marshall Pruett claims can weigh between 2-3lbs,
for which teams typically make up by adding extra Ballast. Typically somewhere
in the range of 5-7lbs.
Although IndyCar also deemed Rossi’s car to Not
be under the minimum weight during the race, they were unwilling to publicly
divulge how much the car had failed Post-race tech inspection by. To which
Pruett speculates that the chassis had to be somewhere between 1,697-1,699
pounds in order to trigger this infraction. And that somebody made an
unintended mistake on calculating extra ballast needed. Thus Andretti Autosport
was docked $25,000 and 20 entrant points. While Rossi was also docked 20
points, dropping one place in the standings to ninth, one point behind Arrow
McLaren SP’s Felix Rosenqvist; who’ll potentially be teammates next year…
Arse-sumedly due to the fact that Justin B-I-G
Unit’ Wilson was my Numero Uno IndyCar Driver for several years until His
untimely Death. I still remember Wilson’s winning the 2012 Texas Motor Speedway
IndyCar race where subsequently Dale Coyne Racing (DCR) was penalized following
their victory for having more Downforce than Allowed. Although IndyCardid Not
take the win away from DCR! Instead it took away five points from Wilson and
fined Coyne $7,500 for having unapproved parts on Wilson’s sidepods.
For which I remember more Dario Franchitti’s,
who I was calling Dashley Lepew at the time’s ridiculous comment. With Dario
Whining loudly about He’d Happily Cut Off an Appendage to make up for the
amount of Downforce Justin had precieveably Had an Advantage of during that
Tyres’ R Us…
Although Not trying to take Anything Away from
Jessica Mace’s accomplishment of going over the Wall as Alexander Rossi’s right
Rear tyer changer during His Brickyard GP victory, for which I say congrats to
Jessica! It’s worth noting, since I Don’t wish to Call Out my current No. 1 Pit
Reporter by name, but! If He’d read to the bottom of Marshall Pruett’s article…
Then He would have known that the Unheralded,
and I’d say totally unknown Tess Gape was the first Female Tyre Changer to go
Over the Wall on a winning IndyCar entry. With Gape doing so on the winning
entry Wayback in Gory Ought-three on The Dude’s! Aka Ryan Hunter-Reay’s American
Spirit Team Johansson Reynard 02i Cosworth racecar down Under at surfers
It’s A Mad, Mad World!
C’mon Y’all, Sing it Along with me. It’s A Mad
world After all. It’s A Mad World After All!
As think I’m gonna start calling Zak Brown thee
Mad Hatter! Since it was just prior to Toronto, that ‘lil race Up North Eh!
When some Ganassi v Palou lawsuit was making thunder claps, remember that Y’all?
That apparently it was quietly learned that Felix Rosenqvist contrary to
popular belief, is Not under Contract at Arrow McLaren SP, Uhm McLaren Racing
for 2023! Which Pruett reportd just days prior to Nashville.
Despite the fact that Zakery Brown and McLaren
put out a press release on June 23 proclaiming that Felix was “Off the Market,”
being signed for McLaren next year. Just not knowing if the Swede would be in
IndyCar or Formula E next year, Rosenqvist is actually Available next year…
Which just seems like it was an overly “Clever” Diversionary tactic being deployed by thee Mad Hatter and McLaren in order to trykeeping Rosenqvist in the Fold while knowing the Shit was gonna Hit the Fan over Alex Palou’s “Poaching!” For which All I can say is Smoke On!