Hello again everyone! I thought I’d try something new for today’s race. I’m going to blog my thoughts and reactions as I watch the race. I make no apologies for having drivers who I like and drivers who I don’t like, so don’t expect me to be objective. You’re free to disagree, as long as you remain respectful. Variety is the spice of life, after all.
The Verizon IndyCar Series is back! And what a weekend it’s been already!! For various reasons (a movie, shopping, a 7-mile run in the rain), today’s round of qualifying was the first chance I had to follow the action down in St. Petersburg. Kudos to IndyCar for deciding to wait it out and hold a full qualifying session. It was definitely worth the wait!
It’s a glorious time of year! Yes, it’s supposed to snow here in the DC area tomorrow, but who cares?! IndyCars will be on track FOR REAL in less than 4 days!! The excitement began to build last week and it seemed to bust out today with tweets and blog posts and all kinds of detailed analysis. If you’re looking for that, you’re probably in the wrong place. But I’ve pledged to get myself off of The IndyCar Blogs “Semi-Active Blogger” list, so here goes!
So sorry I sort of dropped off the face of the earth for a while. I have been known to make myself so busy I lose track of time. Not an excuse, but a fact. I struggled through the offseason like so many of you, but now we’re on the brink of another exciting VERIZON IndyCar season and I promise I am going to be more active!
To start, have you checked out The IndyCar Blogs? It’s a new site (@TheIndyCarBlogs on Twitter) compiling all the blogs that cover IndyCar in one place! They’ve already posted some awesome links so check them out. You might find a new blog or two to follow! And I note this blog is on the “semi-active” blogger list. Well I am going to change that! My goal for this season is to post at least once a week, hopefully more during race weeks.
I’m excited about this season. So much awesome news–whether you like the news/changes or not, you have to admit it’s been great having IndyCar in the news so much the past few weeks–and I can’t wait until next weekend when we have actual racing to talk about!!
So if you’ve enjoyed any of my writing in the past, please watch for future articles to appear here. Thanks, as always, for reading!
Matt over at IndyCar Minnesota was kind enough to allow me to participate in the latest round of Around the Horn on his blog. It was a lot of fun, thanks for including me, Matt!
You can read my comments (along with those of several others, including IndyCar driver Pippa Mann) at http://indycarmn.blogspot.com/2013/11/around-horn-november-2013.html
I was once again privileged to write a race review for IndyCar UK, this time as part of a roundtable with four other writers. We agreed on some things, we disagreed on others, and it all adds up to some interesting race analysis. Special thanks to Adrian for giving me the chance to write again!
You can read it here: Round 19 – Auto Club Speedway Fontana, CA “Dixon’s Delight”
This afternoon after lunch, I read this tweet from Will Power:
How cool is that? But Will’s tweet isn’t the only place you can hear about his appearance.
When you click on the link above, you end up at the Backspin (Ch. 46) homepage, and not only does their “Top Picks” section advertise “djwillyp’s” appearance, it is also listed in the “Highlights” section, as seen in the screen snip below: