Power drums

Here’s a little something to file under “I did not know that”. It seems that when Will Power isn’t driving like a champion on race courses he likes to unwind by slamming sticks into drumheads and cymbals rhythmically. For real. From Indycar.com: Power, the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion and two-time Belle Isle winner, began racing […]

Pagenaud’s accent goes catawampus

To the Indycar series victor belongs the spoils. And the media attention. And the interesting marketing choices. Behold, Simon Pagenaud cheerfully playing the self-deprecation card. From the opening seconds, you know where this is going, and yet you know you still want to watch. Credit Pagenaud with butchering the “Southern” accent with such cringe-inducing flair and […]

Indycar Ninja Warrior, part deux

This is an obligatory post. Last year your humble host found the idea of having Indycar drivers participate on American Ninja Warrior positively blogworthy. And so it was that Helio Castroneves, Josef Newgarden, and Tony Kanaan took their crack at the arduous obstacle course, and none of them got past the third stage. Sad trombone. […]

In case you think you can beat Simon Pagenaud in a go kart

Here’s a bit of fun from the reigning Indycar champ, who shows that although most of us dream that we could be pretty fast in one of those fancy race cars, well, there’s a reason we’re sitting here on the internet instead of racing right now. The recap: Simon Pagenaud was challenged to a 10-lap […]

Here we go: Indycar drivers to appear on Celebrity Family Feud…vs swimsuit models

Full disclosure: the last time I watched Family Feud it was hosted by Richard Dawson. Maybe the kids today would recognize him as that dude in “The Running Man“. From indycar.com: Five Verizon IndyCar Series drivers – Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan, James Hinchcliffe, Will Power and Conor Daly – will join forces to represent INDYCAR […]