In a sentence the Pocono IndyCar 500 was hours of boredom interspersed with moments of excitement. At least 2 or 3 laps had me on the edge of my seat. The rest of the race was a matter of watching 21 cars getting lost on a 2.5 mile track. It is enthralling watching cars capable of 220 trying to see how slow they could go and stay up front. The high average speed was a result of 158 consecutive green flag laps. The drivers and cars were so under performing that it was a wonder the drivers didn’t fall asleep (maybe that’s what happened to Graham) like most of the viewers. Perhaps IndyCar should once again consider a debris cautions like the taxi cab series – speaking of which how about the 43 winning exactly 30 years after the King’s last win (coincidence???); I’m surprised they didn’t exhume old Ronny and prop him up there in the winner circle.
Will Power will be having surgery on Tuesday to replace the toes he’s shot off this season. He could barely keep a straight face trying to explain that he was just trying to get out of Helio’s way by forcing him off the course. The Captain has to be getting tired of this act.
Congrats to JPM, now that he’s back in the groove look for him to make a charge in the standings.