Steep learning curve for rookie

Steep learning curve for rookie

There are 14 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Apr 29, 2007, titled Steep learning curve for rookie. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

The moment was symbolic of the new days of Indy-car racing. Kansas Lottery Indy 300 4:30 p.m. today, ESPN2 Milka Duno * Team: SAMAX Motorsport.

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RaiderNation

United States

#1 Apr 29, 2007
Great why in the world are driving in
a race with only two days of practice.
And now Fisher wants to open her yap
for what how to finish at the back of
the pack. Duno a litle old to be driving in a race this quick for the
first oval race. Raider's had a great
draft day yesterday alls well.
RaiderNation
Joe

AOL

#2 Apr 29, 2007
I just hope Dunno, Foyt, Carpenter, Roth and Simmons aren't all together in a pack. If so there is going to be a diaster. Those five don't need to be on the track. All five are out of their element.
James

Kernersville, NC

#3 Apr 29, 2007
I have no sympathy for her steep learning curve. She should be learning in the Indy Pro Series.
It's all hype for Tony's struggling series, and a grab for Citgo's dirty money.
TB CHIEF

Decatur, IL

#4 Apr 29, 2007
Joe wrote:
I just hope Dunno, Foyt, Carpenter, Roth and Simmons aren't all together in a pack. If so there is going to be a diaster. Those five don't need to be on the track. All five are out of their element.
I don't watch the IRL much but whenever I have it seems That AJ Foyt's grandson destroys a car and some others in the process. I don't know much about the others so can't say much.
just asking

Chicago, IL

#5 Apr 29, 2007
How many IPS drivers make it to Indycar? Just asking...

Is Shell's money dirty? Or Exxon Mobil's? They buy crude from Venezuela too. I was just wondering...

By the way, did you know that Venezuela is a democracy?

Also, just wondering, do you have a boner with NASCAR too over Juan Montoya? The conservative Heritage Foundation refers to Colombia as a "narco-democracy." Montoya represents the drug cartels...don't you get it???????

Can't we leave the stereotypical red state ignorance out of open wheel racing? I know a lot of smart people from college in Indiana...let's show people that...OK?
James wrote:
I have no sympathy for her steep learning curve. She should be learning in the Indy Pro Series.
It's all hype for Tony's struggling series, and a grab for Citgo's dirty money.
ips graduates

Chicago, IL

#6 Apr 29, 2007
Simmons is an IPS success story, isn't he?
Joe wrote:
I just hope Dunno, Foyt, Carpenter, Roth and Simmons aren't all together in a pack. If so there is going to be a diaster. Those five don't need to be on the track. All five are out of their element.
just Dan

Plain City, OH

#7 Apr 29, 2007
Some of these so called racing drivers should be racing at Speedrome at 60MPH NOT 200MPH !. What a joke Tony's league has become. No,I won't be watching. Hopefully,everyone will live through this crap and next months debacle too.
Tim Wohlford

Middleville, MI

#8 Apr 29, 2007
just asking wrote:
By the way, did you know that Venezuela is a democracy?

Can't we leave the stereotypical red state ignorance out of open wheel racing? I know a lot of smart people from college in Indiana...let's show people that...OK?
<quoted text>
Well, North Korea claims it's a democracy to -- "Democratic People's Republic of Korea". I guess that some of us Indiana college grads remember facts like that.

Second, Shell and Exxon are not owned entities of a country. However, Citgo is wholly owned by Venezuela. That means that a dollar to Venezuela is a dollar to their government, which is entirely communist in its intents -- both in domestic and foreign policies. Some college grads know that too.

Third, Milka Dunno (yes, I meant it that way) should've been doing laps in some other open-wheel single-seat series first. Champ car has a good training series, as does the IRL.

The detractors are correct -- this is a propaganda effort on the part of the Venezuelan >>dictator<< do advertise the state oil company of Venezuela, with a drivers whose best lines are under her driver's suit.
Mich1gan

AOL

#9 Apr 29, 2007
I hope Milka Duno takes the checkered flag!
cmon on

Chicago, IL

#10 Apr 29, 2007
So then you know that Venezuela's elections are supervised and are on the up-and-up...unlike North Korea. Did you also know that the U.S. has tried to infere in Venezuela with a CIA-executed coup?

Did you know that Citgo employs over 5,000 Americans here in the states? That they supply low-cost heating oil for the poor here in America?

I dare you to walk up to a fence that Milka is standing at---signing scores of autographs---and boo her. You have no balls.
Tim Wohlford wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, North Korea claims it's a democracy to -- "Democratic People's Republic of Korea". I guess that some of us Indiana college grads remember facts like that.
Second, Shell and Exxon are not owned entities of a country. However, Citgo is wholly owned by Venezuela. That means that a dollar to Venezuela is a dollar to their government, which is entirely communist in its intents -- both in domestic and foreign policies. Some college grads know that too.
Third, Milka Dunno (yes, I meant it that way) should've been doing laps in some other open-wheel single-seat series first. Champ car has a good training series, as does the IRL.
The detractors are correct -- this is a propaganda effort on the part of the Venezuelan >>dictator<< do advertise the state oil company of Venezuela, with a drivers whose best lines are under her driver's suit.
Matt Schafer

United States

#12 Apr 29, 2007
Yeah, in a real series she wouldn't be allowed to run. 20 laps in and she's already 14 mph off the leaders speed.

What a joke.
Just Horsin Around

Chicago, IL

#13 Apr 29, 2007
Joe wrote:
I just hope Dunno, Foyt, Carpenter, Roth and Simmons aren't all together in a pack. If so there is going to be a diaster. Those five don't need to be on the track. All five are out of their element.
Seems like Anthony finished in the top ten, didn't he?
Dr Phillover

Delta, Canada

#14 May 5, 2007
Milkey Donuts is not ready for the EARLfest in May... She's just another pretty, pouty, princess with no skill in race cars. Her "Wins" in Daytona Protocraps were because of her massively more talented 'male' driving partners. IRL...get over yourselves...this is purely another PR stunt that has the potential to go really bad for all involved.
Hey Milkey.... go tell your GodFather America hating HUGO to go get stuffed and go back to driving taxis in Caracas.
Just Horsin Around

Chicago, IL

#15 May 5, 2007
Dr Phillover wrote:
Milkey Donuts is not ready for the EARLfest in May... She's just another pretty, pouty, princess with no skill in race cars. Her "Wins" in Daytona Protocraps were because of her massively more talented 'male' driving partners. IRL...get over yourselves...this is purely another PR stunt that has the potential to go really bad for all involved.
Hey Milkey.... go tell your GodFather America hating HUGO to go get stuffed and go back to driving taxis in Caracas.
I'm not sure why you think it is a PR stunt. The IRL doesn't need to boost PR because of another woman driver although she would be the only rookie in the series and one of two rookies in the Indy 500. Danica was a more popular rookie and I think that boat has sailed. I doubt they realistically think that Milka's presence is going to have the attention that Danica's did 2 years ago so I don't get how this could be a PR thing.

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