Danica Patrick’s rivals in her first
full NASCAR Sprint Cup campaign
include newly acknowledged
boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Both are currently on hiatus but could the Prelude to the dream provide a blueprint for a new and improved version of Iroc?
So, Tony Stewart canceled “The
Dream” Late Model race at Eldora
this year. OK, fine. Let’s just take a
minute and consider a real race fan’s
“dream”: An American Race of
Champions. Think about it: the F1,
IndyCar and NASCAR boys, all in
Late Model dirt cars! International
TV coverage, months of lead-in
speculation, and months of follow-up
and “What could have been!”
Schedule it for right after the
Canadian GP, when the F1 boys
are already here. I bet if you put out
the challenge, they’d come!
Alan Lane Fulton, N. Y.
STar Le T Ter
DRAGON LOPS OFF LEGGE
I am curious to see what will come out
of this legal battle. Either way,
Sebastian Saavedra is likely the
weakest driver of all confirmed so far
in IndyCar. Bourdais is on his own,
hope he’ll find a better ride for next
year. I wonder just how much of this
stuff Roger Penske had to put up with
when Jay and his brother were in high
school and college.
heard on racer.com
Lauding Lord Hesketh
I was a James Hunt fan. But before
McLaren there was “Hunt the Shunt”
driving for a merry band of self-
sponsored privateers called Hesketh.
The press often treated them like the
“Jamaican bobsled team” of F1, but
they actually won a grand prix.
When you cover the movie Rush,
PLEASE give them more than a
footnote/sidebar... When was the last
time you could combine Formula 1
and Fun in the same sentence?
Bob Thompson via e-mail
Could be, Bob, but meantime check out
the Hesketh opposite, with its designer
checking out James’s seat! -Ed.
“Power Issue” (RACER, September).
Ronnie Peterson is listed under “We
Remember,” together with a photo of
his power-sliding March, while in the
immediate adjacent column there’s a
photo of Ryan Dalziel. Except for the
hair length in this photo, Ryan looks
absolutely identical to Ronnie.
Peter Jensen Palos Verdes, Calif.
Hmm, not really seeing it... –Ed.
Jay Penske and Dragon Racing will go
on. In fact, sadly, Jay’s image may
actually be enhanced as the internet
and racing’s new bad boy. Katherine,
having her career interrupted will
return to Europe. TrueCar may end
up being the loser here.
Amazing coincidence in your choice of
photo layout on page 109 of the
The issue here is not whether
Sebastian Saavedra is the right choice
but how Ms. Legge was treated. The
court of public opinion has clearly
ruled on this matter.
The Editors are not
bound to agree with
your letters, if sent via
U.S. Mail or e-mailed
Or, log onto RACER.com
and click on the link
provided on the
I’m sure you got lots of gripes from
Ford and Dodge fans about your
GM “Dream Season” issue (RACER,
January), but I found it to be quite
an eye-opener. Seeing all GM’s race
programs described in one place makes
you realize how wide the company’s
commitment to motorsports is.
I understand better now where the cool
new Corvette Stingray came from.
Plus, who knew there was a real
racer named Caca Bueno?
Kenny Brooks Atlanta, Ga.
Glad you enjoyed it, Kenny; we enjoyed
making it. And to any critics, thanks
for your comments, but please be
reminded that The Dream Season was
a bonus issue that did not count
toward your annual subscriptions. -Ed.
116 SPRING 2013