Posted 21 November 2013 - 13:38
Thanks for posting the video Jon.
From Robin Miller's Mailbag at Racer, the 1997 Road America race in the wet is one of my favorite memories of Dario too. e we soaked to the bone, but it was worth it.
Q: I remember watching Dario burst onto the CART scene with Hogan, and then lighting things up with Team KOOL Green, and being a match for Montoya in that driver's heyday. Nothing beat watching Dario hustle a 900hp beast around the streets of Vancouver in person, and his battles with Paul Tracy were great fun to watch as well. He even got me to watch a NASCAR race or two. His race craft is unparalleled, but his role as an ambassador for the sport will also be missed (although I'm sure we'll see him around). A tough competitor, nice guy, student of racing history, and someone who never misses the opportunity to give props to his old buddy Greg Moore.
As for that No. 10 Ganassi seat, well I think they should move it further back in the cockpit. If Justin Wilson doesn't get that drive, something is wrong. I imagine Dale Coyne is hedging his bets contract-wise again, and hopefully that is the Chipster's gain!
Trevor Bohay, Kamloops, B.C., Canada
RM: The competition between Dario and P.T. was as intense as anything in the paddock and the amazing thing is that they stayed friends. My best memory of his rookie season is the drive he was putting on, in the rain, at Road America. You knew then he was the real deal.
Yes, Justin would be great in that No. 10 car but I don't hold out much hope.