In what’s fast becoming another IRR tradition, the number of predictions about the upcoming campaign corresponds precisely to the last two digits of the year in question.
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All seventeen scheduled races for 2017 will actually occur for a change, although honestly Detroit‘s races count as one between them and Mid-Ohio really doesn’t count at all.
A Chevrolet will win the 101st Indianapolis 500, continuing the every other year approach between the manufacturers since 2012. Get used to it, as any new engine involvement is still several years away.
Chip “crowd surfer” Ganassi‘s team will struggle again, except for their four time champion and ace Scott Dixon. Of course Dixie’s the lucky husband of Emma “Twitter toughie” Dixon, pictured below on a recent relaxing vacation. Harrumph!
Ne’er-Do-Well List Grows: No, Jay “Pissin’ in public” Penske hasn’t been up to any new nastiness, although an actual ex-pilot has been. Former IndyCar driver and Indy 500 starter Jon Herb was recently convicted of crimes too heinous and revolting to describe on this site. Suffice it to say his lengthy prison sentence is far too good for the deviant disgrace deserving of disdain. He joins the freshly suspended Rafa Matos, banned from driving in a lesser series for a drug violation, on the series’ sh*t list. At this rate and since Mr. Obama’s no longer using it to house terrorists, IndyCar may want to consider taking over GITMO for its former drivers.
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Penske Celebrates Yet Again: Team Penske turns fifty this year, and the IndyCar owner with the most Indianapolis 500 wins in history plans to do it right, as per usual. The Cap’n’s golden anniversary plans include displaying his winning cars at the definitely worth a visit IMS Museum, media blitzes and even a snazzy new logo. We only hope Mad Will Power‘s not featured in the television spots and that the logo’s not as lame as IndyCar’s lowercase laugher.
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