Monday, May 30, 2005

Indy 500

This was actually a good race this year. Sometimes it's a little boring, but not this one.

Danica has to be bummed. She made three mistakes the whole weekend as a rookie, and all three counted. The first one was on qualification day. On the first turn of the first lap of qualification, she made a small tweak that most of us would have missed, and it cost her the pole. Still fourth as a rookie is impressive. The second was during the first pit stop in the race when she stalled the car. That hurt, but she recovered very well and moved back up through the field. Veteran drivers stall the car all the time. The third was a rookie mistake all the way when she spun the car on a restart. However she got really lucky on two counts, and not only was able to stay in the race, but came out of it with a chance to win because of being on a different pit rotation than the rest of the field. Hell, 4 or 5 more laps of yellow and she probably wins the race. Still fourth again for a rookie is nothing to sneeze at. She has proved that she belongs. I predict that she wins a race before the end of the season.

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