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:
I’ll be the guest DJ on Backspin on
@SIRIUSXM tomorrow Sept. 5 at 9pm ET. make sure to tune in http://www.siriusxm.com/backspin . #djwillyp
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:
Hello fans! I’ll be heading up to the Grand Prix of Baltimore in less than TWO DAYS and I can’t wait!! Because it’s so much fun to meet other IndyCar fans, I agreed to take the reins on scheduling an informal TweetUp during the weekend. We will meet at the IndyCar Fan Village at 1:30 PM on Saturday, August 31. IndyCar quals end at 1:10 PM and the driver autograph session (which I am attending) takes place at 2:30, so this will give us all a chance to meet up, say hello, chat for a little while, and then those of us who want to go to the autograph session will have plenty of time to get in line. (Last year the autograph session was held right next to the Fan Village stage.)
Spread the word (this has also been posted on Twitter with the #GPoBTU hashtag) to anyone you know who will be there, and I hope to see you there!
Two weeks ago, IndyCar pit spotter Patsy White tweeted this:
I love IndyCar. I have for 30 years. I’m sorry the ratings aren’t good, I’m sorry the TV package isn’t good but I still love IndyCar.
Before I continue, if you’re not following Patsy on Twitter, you’re missing out. Stop reading right now and go follow her. DO IT!
Yes, I went there. Sorry. I’ll understand if you stop reading now. :)
The post-Indy 500 depression had barely lifted and the IndyCars were back at it with practice and qualifying for Dual 1 on Friday, and practice/qualifying for Dual 2 on Saturday; followed of course by Dual 1 Saturday afternoon and Dual 2 Sunday afternoon. It all seems so clear-cut now, doesn’t it? Why were we all so confused on Friday? (That was sarcasm, by the way, since many of you don’t know me very well just yet…)
The next race is almost upon us already–actually the next 2 races are almost upon us already–but I still have so many thoughts floating around in my head from my 5 days at Indy. So here they are, in no particular order.