IRL rides likely for 2

IRL rides likely for 2

There are 38 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Mar 14, 2007, titled IRL rides likely for 2. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Indy-car racing appears to be on the verge of adding a third female driver and an old friend to its starting lineup.

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Mike

Chesterfield, MO

#24 Mar 15, 2007
My feelings about Danica as a racer were mixed until I sat in the stands during the 500 last year and watched how hard she drove an inferior car to an 8th-place finish. The next-highest finishing Panoz was six laps down in 16th place and she used every inch of the race track to stay on the lead lap and run all 500 miles. You really had to be there to truly see how much she was hustling the car. I don't know if she will ever win a race, but she is a solid driver and I think that effort earned her a lot of respect.

“Waiting to inhale”

Since: Feb 07

Chicago

#25 Mar 15, 2007
That's why they call ya what they do!
The Sultan of Snipe wrote:
I'd like to do Milka in the keester, that's about it. Maybe suck Fisher's toes, when they are clean and well-polished. Danica, I'd just like to slap her face a few times and break one off on her
KJKolar

AOL

#28 Mar 15, 2007
Yeah, Sultan. Gotta admit, that made me laugh. That was good. And can't say I'd approach each of them any differently.

Don't know about this Milka chick. She supposedly did well in this series she's coming from. But to give her any credit for the 2d place finish of her team at the 24 hours of Daytona is probably misinformation; she spun on her stint, and quite possibly may have cost the team victory.

“Waiting to inhale”

Since: Feb 07

Chicago

#29 Mar 15, 2007
If this gal is at least in Sarah Fisher's range of on-track talent, look out! Talk about star power...

http://images.google.com/images...

My guess is she's going to be in a little bit over her head though. At least for '07.
IRL Fan

Indianapolis, IN

#30 Mar 15, 2007
Shannon wrote:
Wow, there are some hateful people in here. If you are true race fans you would just be happy to see that there is still an interest to race in IndyCar! Good luck to all involved. And to the Ass that said " Danica will learn her place, she tried to be a prima donna, but like all ambitions women, found the boundaries of reality quickly enough" Are you freaking kidding me?? I can guarentee that that woman makes more money in one race then you will ever see in your whole life! Just exactly what is YOUR reality??? JERK!
Now I'm not the guy to which you were responding...but my reality is that Danica has won this many races...

ZERO.

Which goes to show you that people spend money stupidly, every day.

And, again in my case, your comment about how much Danica makes in a race versus a lifetime, well it does not apply to me.

I cycle with a couple of drivers who do triathlons to stay fit. What they say about her skills, not for publication on this forum.

But it's funny as heck.

Now, get back to us when she does something.
John

Parker, AZ

#31 Mar 15, 2007
It is good to see growth in the IndyCar Series, by far the best racing series in the U.S.A.
IRL Fan

Indianapolis, IN

#32 Mar 15, 2007
Indycarmike57 wrote:
I hear ya...the thing is, most of the oil companies whose pumps you pull up to also buy at least some of their crude from Venezuela. I'm not the biggest fan of Big Oil companies period. But Citgo probably employs over 4,000 people in America, and I'll certainly take their sponsorship dollars to help us get back to full, 28-car Indycar fields.
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But those oil companies are not owned by the government.
Citgo is owned by the government run by Hugo Chavez.
I understand what you are saying...but what makes me laugh is that they run the cigarette companies out of racing, but here is an oil company owned by a country with a "president" cavorting with terrorists and that's somehow OK.
IRL Fan

Indianapolis, IN

#33 Mar 15, 2007
Indycarmike57 wrote:
If this gal is at least in Sarah Fisher's range of on-track talent, look out! Talk about star power...
http://images.google.com/images...
My guess is she's going to be in a little bit over her head though. At least for '07.
Nice pictures, but how can she steer? Don't they get in the way?

LOL...
Hokeysmokes

Indianapolis, IN

#34 Mar 15, 2007
Of course, the reason that she has the Citgo sponsorship is that she's, you guessed it, Venezualean.

Indycarmike57 needs to keep us "abreast" of further Milka updates.

(insert rimshot here...)
Pete Bernier

Waterbury, CT

#36 Mar 15, 2007
GOOD NEWS, THE MORE THE MERRIER.

“Waiting to inhale”

Since: Feb 07

Chicago

#37 Mar 15, 2007
Even though my views tend to be more liberal, I would agree with you 100% on the tobacco. I think they should leave the marketing of the product alone. If people are going to smoke, they're going to smoke. Leave the advertising---as long as it's truthful---alone.

Milka's too hot to worry about the CITGO thing...if she can drive at all I welcome her into the "bosom" of major league, open wheel racing.(Rim shot/splash cymbal
IRL Fan wrote:
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But those oil companies are not owned by the government.
Citgo is owned by the government run by Hugo Chavez.
I understand what you are saying...but what makes me laugh is that they run the cigarette companies out of racing, but here is an oil company owned by a country with a "president" cavorting with terrorists and that's somehow OK.
staggerlee

Wyocena, WI

#38 Mar 16, 2007
Dave Hamilton has already done enough damage to his feet...be an instructor, a team manager or commentator, don't be foolish and do more harm to yourself.
As for Milka Duno...yes, by all means and further kudos for bringing Citgo and defying that American terrorist, George Bush
Sure

Louisville, KY

#39 Mar 16, 2007
Why would Milka want to come to IRL? Rolex series is probably the most underrated racing series out there in the US and puts on some of the best events you'll ever see.

Milka is a talented road racer which typically translates well to Indy, especially when compared to drivers that come from a banked oval background.
John

Parker, AZ

#40 Mar 16, 2007
Our politicians and corprate braintrusts sell entire industries to Communist China, allow millions of illegal Mexicans into the USA and we stand by and watch because we are too cheap, too lazy, or too stupid to mow our own lawns and yet we complain about the politics of some third world country. I think we best get our own house in order first.
As far as the racing is concerned (which is what I thought this article was SUPPOSED to be about), the IndyCar Series has the best on-track product of any American series, period. Hate-filled, anti-TG posturing by those here is stupid and makes no sense whatsoever. I want one of you Indiana people to tell me what Bill France ever did for your state. TG has never asked for a tax break or a state subsidy, yet brings millions of outside dollars into your state. I would think you would be grateful.

“Waiting to inhale”

Since: Feb 07

Chicago

#41 Mar 16, 2007
85-90% of the professional race car drivers out there will tell you that Indy is actually the biggest ROAD COURSE in the world. So I think you make an excellent point.

Milka will have to catch up to the speed an power though. And her team will have to learn how to find speed. It may take her at least a couple of seasons to start overtaking people.
Sure wrote:
Why would Milka want to come to IRL? Rolex series is probably the most underrated racing series out there in the US and puts on some of the best events you'll ever see.
Milka is a talented road racer which typically translates well to Indy, especially when compared to drivers that come from a banked oval background.

SPM

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, Indiana

#42 Mar 16, 2007
Indycarmike57 wrote:
I hear ya...the thing is, most of the oil companies whose pumps you pull up to also buy at least some of their crude from Venezuela. I'm not the biggest fan of Big Oil companies period. But Citgo probably employs over 4,000 people in America, and I'll certainly take their sponsorship dollars to help us get back to full, 28-car Indycar fields.
<quoted text>
Last time I was at Indy (last year) the field was 33 cars NOT 28.

“Waiting to inhale”

Since: Feb 07

Chicago

#43 Mar 16, 2007
True...but I was talking about the size of the fields for the other races through the season that revolve around the Indy 500.

Most of these other tracks are not big enough to accomodate more than about 28 Indycars tops. Indycars are much faster than stock cars which also run on these same tracks. Therefore, you can't run 40-44 cars on them as they do.

Better yet, once you have 28 season-long regulars, that means, more than likely, you actually have a bonafide Bump Day once again at Indy each May.
SPM wrote:
<quoted text>
Last time I was at Indy (last year) the field was 33 cars NOT 28.

“Waiting to inhale”

Since: Feb 07

Chicago

#44 Mar 16, 2007
That's true. Name one car part that's used in FATCAR that's maufacutered in central Indiana. I think I may have heard of one that employs a few people and makes radiators. Big Deal...
John wrote:
Our politicians and corprate braintrusts sell entire industries to Communist China, allow millions of illegal Mexicans into the USA and we stand by and watch because we are too cheap, too lazy, or too stupid to mow our own lawns and yet we complain about the politics of some third world country. I think we best get our own house in order first.
As far as the racing is concerned (which is what I thought this article was SUPPOSED to be about), the IndyCar Series has the best on-track product of any American series, period. Hate-filled, anti-TG posturing by those here is stupid and makes no sense whatsoever. I want one of you Indiana people to tell me what Bill France ever did for your state. TG has never asked for a tax break or a state subsidy, yet brings millions of outside dollars into your state. I would think you would be grateful.

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