Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A slice of NASCAR hits Indycar?

And so, a day after his teammate knocked him out of the Indy 500, Ryan Hunter-Reay will take the green flag next week after all...with Bruno Junqueira being given the boot as Ryan slides into the #41 for A.J. Foyt after a dismal weekend for Michael Andretti's team that saw two of his five 500 bullets misfire (Mike Conway, who sits 4th in points, is still out by the way) on bump day.

Here is the article on Yahoo! sports for those interested.

The last time I recall something like that happening was a few years ago when Michael Waltrip did the same thing at, I think, Talladega.


  1. Buying/renting a qualified ride used to be somewhat common in NASCAR, particularly in the Daytona 500 with their screwed up qualifying format. The 'top-35' rule has all but ended it in NASCAR.

    This is the second time in three years that Junqueira has been pulled out of a car that he had qualified for the Indy 500.

  2. true...not that Bruno will find this any consolation, but at least when Tag nicked his seat, they were teammates, lol

  3. As the world turns...I guess I owe you a Starbucks in June eh? Dang Sharkies...