Sunday, May 29, 2005

The Indy 500

Of course I am going to watch -- in spite of the power-suits trying to screw it up beyond belief.

It's still one of the world's great sporting events.

I am going to root for the 23 year old female rookie, Danica Patrick. She has it all to be a success in auto racing. A lot of skill, a compulsion to be number one, and a good team. It doesn't hurt that she is beautiful and articulate.

This is not the first time I have done this. I am a fan of -- and rooted for -- Janet Guthry back in the mid-70's. I got to meet her once and was really impressed with how smart she is. She has a book out now that I haven't read, but will.

So ... go for it Danica. It's tough for a rookie to stay out of trouble and maintain the concentration to win for three hours of the race ... but you are tough. Go get it, gal!!! Make all those Brazilians hide their tails in shame and slink back home.

1 Comments:

Blogger John Stone said...

She drove an excellent race, even though she got in trouble a couple of times. She was leading with 20 laps to go and it looked like she might pull it off ... but fuel woes got to her and she finished fourth. But that's better than any other woman has ever done ... that chinched rookie of the year for her.

8:02 PM, May 29, 2005  

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