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Nice single-lap pace run at Indy on Friday! Top of the charts 233! Wow. Then you went and took the pole for the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” I positively gives you props on that one. Impressive!
I do know I couldn’t handle near that pace in an Indy automotive — if I may even be wedged into one — though I’m driving a 1965 Shelby GT350 race automotive at Willow Springs this coming weekend – and that must be fairly darn cool.
Because of your second of brilliance at Indy, many inside and outdoors of my circle jogged my memory of a guess that I made with you again in 2017. Of course, you have been offended and didn’t take the guess. As a matter of truth, regardless of standing behind you within the chow line within the Andretti compound on the Long Beach race in 2018, you wouldn’t even take a look at me. I’m guessing you have been a bit of pissed. Your dad, Michael, didn’t appear proud of me both – however as all the time – Grampa Mario smiled and mentioned “hi.”
The guess was easy: You win a race throughout the 2017 season; I eat a crow (marinated and sluggish roasted on my Weber Kettle). You go yet one more season with no win? You retire and permit somebody who can really race into your seat.
In gentle that your title nonetheless will get sponsors (although they appear to be extra interested by hanging with Gramps), the “screen time” sponsors search from main sports-event advertising and marketing has been missing as you might be normally working with the “crowd” and never up entrance. That actually modified this weekend, however I nonetheless stay skeptical.
I do know, the Andrettis have a twisted historical past on the Speedway. Gramps’ solely win there was earlier than you have been even an itch you your pre-pubescent dad’s pants. Your dad didn’t fare any higher, regardless of all his different IndyAutomobile, CART and ChampCar wins and titles. In a means, it’s virtually just like the Curse of the Billy Goat in Chicago and the Curse of the Babe in Boston.
Let’s name that curse it what it’s: The second most well-known phrases in racing, “Andretti is slowing down!”
Good information for you is that each the Cubs and the Red Sox broke these curses – it solely took a century for them, nevertheless. So maybe you’ll have a son who can win the race?
The unique 2017 Crow was thawed and returned to the earth in a Facebook Live burial service at Hollywood Forever Cemetery – a few markers down from the late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell. It was a beautiful ceremony. Not certain in the event you noticed it? I heard from many in administration at IndyAutomobile that they have been watching. So sadly, that one could also be experiencing extreme decomposition.
But you might be in luck! Since transferring to Phoenix to take my new gig as managing editor of the ClassicCars.com Journal, I settled into a pleasant townhouse on the eighth gap of the Arizona Grand Resort. In the evenings, I take pleasure in strolling my canine, Enzo, on the course. Guess what I discovered after listening to of your triumphant lap?
Clearly this poor crow was caught unexpectedly however received away to quietly die with solely a single coyote chew. Fresh too! I instantly scooped up the lifeless hen; dropped it in a gallon-sized ZipLoc bag; and put it within the freezer.
Ok, so right here’s the deal my “lucky sperm club” pal: I’m going to fireplace up the Weber and have a bone-in ribeye steak able to go (as a result of you understand I might be consuming it), however simply in case, I’ll have the unlucky raven plucked and marinated — simply in case you break the curse of the Andrettis.
Now your finish of the cut price: You don’t win the massive race, I wish to race you in equal automobiles at Wild Horse Pass right here in Arizona. 10 laps in F4 cars at Bondurant. Loser buys dinner.
Will you’re taking that guess Marco? I’m not asking you to retire, as I can’t intervene with what you are promoting like that. But I believe I may take you in equal automobiles.
Good luck within the 500. We might be standing by.