Posts Tagged ‘Dario Franchitti’
Steph’s thoughts from Sunday at the 2010 Honda Indy Toronto.
Sunday thoughts from the 2010 event at Watkins Glen International.
The 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 has come and gone, and like the other 93 races before it, this rendition was full of twists, turns, surprises, and action throughout the race.
Much ado has been made in recent days over the issue of whether lapped cars have a duty to make way for lead-lap cars that come up behind them. Three specific incidents in the last two races have been of particular interest.
As the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series takes a week off after the first quarter of play, things in the Series are pretty much where most people expected them to be following the first block of road and street courses on the schedule.
Some final thoughts on the race at St. Petersburg.
It is with a sense of honor that I request a bit of Buffalo sauce for the crow that Steph will be making me eat until the IZOD IndyCar Series fires up again in St. Petersburg, Florida, in just under two weeks.
All right. Let’s dive into an offshoot topic from yesterday’s post. The overall question: why aren’t we more invested in the drivers these days? A lack of meaningful rivalries was one of the first things that came to mind.
Ryan Briscoe enters the weekend in third place in the championship standings, a mere eight points behind leader Scott Dixon. Ryan has had a spectacular second half of the season and, in my opinion, should be considered the favorite to leave Miami with the title in hand.
Dario Franchitti comes to Homestead in second place in the championship, five points behind Scott Dixon and as the least talked about member of the triumvirate with an opportunity to win the championship.
Scott Dixon enters the season finale with a five-point lead over Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Dario Franchitti and an eight-point lead over Team Penske driver Ryan Briscoe. His job is simple — win the race.
For all the jokes about Snorenoma and Infini-yawn, I recommend attending the event if you get the chance. The area is striking, the facilities and staff are very nice, and the racing isn’t always a bore.