Tempers, Crashes And Close Quarters, But Dario Gets It Done, With Ashley By His Side, Of Course
Yes, NASCAR is my main sport, but it's Sunday and the NASCAR race was on last night, so today's sports lineup included F1 and Indy Racing and LPGA Golf.
The F1 race was okay.
The Indy Race from Toronto was one of the better I've seen in a while, and yes, it was a road course, which normally I don't like.
Dario Franchitti won the race, with Ashley at his side. Ryan Briscoe and Will Power rounded out the podium, but the race was filled with cautions, some of which were full course when it wasn't necessary.
Paul Tracy and Helio Castroneves got together in a crash that had both of them refusing to give and took both of them out of the race
And in interviews after the race, both denied anything was deliberate, calling it a racing deal, but Helio did bring up the 2002 Indianapolis 500, where Paul Tracy was given second place rather than the win because of a scoring loop.
The race continued, with more and more on track contact, including this one between another Canadian, Alex Tagliana, Mario Moraes and Thomas Scheckter. Scheckter was so annoyed at Tags that he waited for him on the track and threw his gloves at him. The gloves cost around $250 and caused little damage, but the message was received, if not acknowledged.
As I said, it was one of the better races, with lots of on track passing. Let's just hope IRL can figure out how to bring this kind of excitement to the ovals soon.