Monday, August 13, 2007

Aug. 13 newsstand: More on Kentucky

A slow news day, with a lot of Kentucky redux in Monday's newsstand

Welcome to probation, everyone Brian Barnhart explains why he put the whole field on probation
BB says, "It had been a while since we had raced like that from both perspectives -- in that tight of a pack on the racetrack as well as I felt there such a lack of respect for everybody out on the racetrack."

Kentucky redux & some race notebooks
Cincinnati Post: Kanaan makes it two in a row
Second-day race coverage from the papers without Sunday editions

AutoWeek: Two weeks, two wild races
Curt Cavin looks back at Kentucky & Michigan, and looks ahead to the final 3 races.

AP notebook: Blown tire leaves Patrick frustrated again

The points chase We have a horse race
Dave Lewandowski looks at the points chase, which suddenly has eight points separating the top two, and TK only 52 back. Jack Arute says mistakes -- or the lack thereof -- will decide the title

More on The Flying Scot, The Sequel
BBC: Second huge crash for Franchitti Flying Scot Dario does it again
Eurosport: Franchitti accepts blame for monster shunt
Non-IRL news
According to Gordon Kirby, former Champ Car employee Robin Miller had his hard card pulled by the series, apparently because he's not being as much of a propagandist as the CC people expect. Kirby has some pointed words ... will they yank his credentials, too? It's been interesting to see the former Gang of Four members all lamenting Champ Car's apparent demise -- and CC making things worse from a PR standpoint by shooting the messengers. He's expecting another big shakeup in the "other" OW series based in Indianapolis.

Former F1 driver Scott Speed is coming home, but will review his options before finding out where he's going to end up. He has met with Red Bull, which owns a NASCAR team and sponsors PKV's Champ Car team (and used to sponsor Eddie Cheever's IndyCar team, and still sponsors Buddy Rice).

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