Category Archives: Andretti Autosport

Random Thoughts: The Solitude of an IndyCar Race

Late in the evening of June 25, 2011, as I was enjoying the aftermath of Marco Andretti’s second-career IndyCar victory in the Iowa Corn Indy 250, I reached for my phone during a commercial break.  Much to my surprise, I had a large number of Twitter mentions and text messages.  They were all from the same person, a friend asking why I wasn’t “tweeting my head off” over Marco’s victory.  She assumed I wasn’t watching the race, since I hadn’t been posting about it.  I guess she assumed I normally tweeted or posted on facebook during races.

The truth is, I generally stay off Twitter and facebook during races.

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The Craziness of May

And just like that, I look up and it’s been 15 days since I last posted.  Shame on me!  Being busy is not an excuse, but I have been insanely busy this month.  While it’s been a lot of fun, the unfortunate side effect of being so busy is I haven’t had a chance to watch a lot of IndyCar.

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The Continued Evolution of Marco Andretti

As I was perusing Twitter this afternoon, I came across this tweet from @TonyJWriter:

I guess since I’m already complaining, I’ll ask this: Why does IndyCar supposedly NEED Graham and Marco to be successful?

As you can all imagine, his tweet made me think.  I’ve never tried to hide the fact I’m a big fan of Marco Andretti.  If you didn’t know it before, this post from last year left no doubt.  I’m a fan, but I can still be objective.  As I said last year, 2012 was not an easy year to be a fan of Marco.  He had a lot of bad luck, most of which he created for himself.  But, as I also wrote last year, he took matters in his own hands after that nightmarish season, worked on areas in which he needed improvement, and it worked.  He turned in much better results in 2013, and finished a career-best 5th in championship points.

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Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach–My Thoughts During the Race

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.

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Firestone Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg–My Thoughts after Qualifying

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!

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IndyCar Fans, Start Your Engines!

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!

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SiriusXM promotes IndyCar!

This afternoon after lunch, I read this tweet from Will Power:

Will Power@12WillPower7m

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:

DJWillyP

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