Brain Dump: Pocono 2017

Now that I’m back from Alaska and in front of a keyboard again… Somewhere around Lap 140 at Pocono a series of thoughts occurred to your humble host. First, this race is really long. Indycar races not named “The Indianapolis 500” don’t typically last beyond the two-hour TV window, but this race at Pocono was, […]

Brain Dump: Texas 2017

In 1997 Texas Motor Speedway garnered national attention when AJ Foyt took to slapping and shoving Arie Luyendyk after the race. Twenty years later, countless highlight reels will show Texas again, but this time for on-track car-on-car violence. It’s not often that a race is best finished under yellow, and yet a case could be made […]

Brain Dump: Phoenix 2017

After three races in the 2017 season the Indycar points standings had Sebastien Bourdais in first, Scott Dixon in second, and Josef Newgarden in third. And after the fourth race in Phoenix all three of these drivers, as well as everyone else, is looking up at Simon Pagenaud. Yes, the attendance was looked awful, though […]

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 […]

Brain Dump: Barber 2017

With a little luck, specifically bad luck directed towards his teammate, Josef Newgarden has now notched his fourth Indycar series win. For what it’s worth he has now surpassed Max Papis and Tony Stewart, and has tied Bryan Herta and Mike Conway. Is there anyone who DOESN’T think Newgarden will surpass Herta and Conway this […]