Friday, June 2, 2023

INDYCAR: 100 Racecars on The Wall?

Marco Andretti’s wrecked racecar on truck during the 2012 Indianapolis 500. (The Tomaso Collection)

As what’s that ‘Ol Polka-song ‘bout Take One Down, Pass it round…


Being Blind, have I mentioned I’m Blind lately? I rely upon my NFB Newsline for The Blind’s telephone service’s Zap-2-It TV Guide to discern if Thars anything worth “watching”, Err listening to on Ye Boob Tube weekly!Since I’ve mainly kept my ridiculously Overpriced Cable TV subscription for tuning into Formula 1 and MotoGP races, albeit I’m really not very interested in F1 right now!


AnyHoo’, part of the Zap-2-It TV Guide’s features are the ability to “look” forward 14-days in advance. Hmm, 14’s a pretty good number of who’s racing car, Eh? But I digress…


Have enjoyed tuning into 100 Days to Indy since the first episode, even if I found it to be hugely Disjointed. But felt the series got better each week. And with no Promo for the next week’s airing at the end of the broadcast that I can remember? Especially since I forgot to tune-in the previous two Thursday evenings. But was able to catch the re-broadcasts Sunday night.


Thus utilizing Zap-2-It, I would jump ahead a week, or sometimes even two weeks to find out what the next two episodes featured. And for over a week’s time it was telling me that the Thursday, June 1st episode was Episode No. 1, Huh? So I just Arse-sumed this was an error on my TV guide.


Waiting somewhat eagerly last nigh, Be still My Beating Heart! To find out if what I believed should have been the sixth and final episode. Even hearing the featured drivers Colton Herta, Pato O’Ward and Josef Newgarden mention there’s Only One episode left during the Indianapolis 500 via the IndyCar Radio Network.


Naturally I was mightily Cornfuzed when indeed what totally sounded to Mwah like the very first episode of 100 Days to Indy began playing. Since I listened to one of my favourite parts when Helio Castroneves sardonically tells Doug boles. Why am I gonna tell Marcus Ericsson how to win again? I’m still racing, I’m Not gonnaa tell Him, Hya!


As I sat thru the part about how Josef met his future wife at Disneyland. And then at the first commercial break, I said Good Night! Switched off Thy Telie’ and left the room laughing gleefully to myself over how IndyCar cannot even get their vaunted 100 Dazes to Indy Aired correctly!


Since my Zap-2-It TV Guide claims that this coming Thursday, June 8th is apparently the Big Finale at Mother Speedway? And even funnier yet! When I checked for what this Sunday’s episode is? It’s something about Ganassi which sounded like Episode No. 2 to Mwah. Meaning that they’re not even replaying the same out of sequence episodes…


Like How unimpressed are the younger, Hip with-it technology saavy generation IndyCar so desperately covets gonna be over this programming SNAFU? Oh Never Mind

Photo C/O No Fenders Offical’ Photographer CARPETS’!