IndyCar continues to confused me.
I know they wanted to boost fan interest with their 5 million dollar bonus for any “outsider” driver who could win the season closer at Las Vegas, and we had boss Randy Bernard on Raceline recently talking about this.
But not if they change the rules as the game goes on.
This outsider could not have raced 2 or more times this season to be eligible.
So why has Alex Tagliani of Montreal been replaced at Sam Schmidt Motorsport for this weekend’s go at Kentucky Speedway so Dan Wheldon, this year’sIndy 500 winner can have a warm up race before he tries for the big money at Vegas?
Did they change the rule? Are they making this up as they go along?
Indy 500 for the win and Kentucky.
That’s 2 races for Dan.
Doesn’t this make him in eligible?
Wheldon was shoe-horned into the money-spot when plans to have an invader try fell apart.
Rallyist, stunter, motocross bike ace Travis Pastrana was interested until he got hurt.
Alex Zanardi and NASCAR’s Kasey Kahne were interested as well, but Chip Ganassi and Roger Penske killed those plans saying they didn’t want to get distracted from the current points fight between Dario Franchitti and Will Power.
Weak, but what ever you say boys.