Monday, October 1, 2012

I'm back!

I'm back in Indy after a relaxing and fun vacation... just what I needed to recharge! It was nice spending some time in the sun, but I'm glad to be home with the pup to enjoy this fall Indiana weather.

Right after I got back from vacation, I headed straight to Tulsa, OK for an appearance with Novo Nordisk yesterday. It was a ton of fun! We had the No. 83 NovoLog FlexPen show car on hand, but the road cars were a major bonus for me at the Concours for the Cure event for sure!

An AJ Foyt-driven dirt champ from 1972!
Thanks to Frank Chambers for this pic!
Lots of good news was waiting for me once I got home. Congrats to the Ganassi team, Scott Pruett and Memo Rajas on the GRAND-AM Championship! Well-deserved.

More good news: the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule was announced last night! I think it will make for a great season, with the diversity of the tracks, double-headers and new events. I'm really glad to hear we'll be at Pocono, adding to the combination of IMS and Fontana for the Triple Crown. Coming off of the 500 in May, the June through July stretch will be tough but the double-header at Toronto will be a blast for sure! With our good result there this past season, it'd be great to go for two wins back-to-back on one weekend. I'm excited about standing starts for a couple of the races... I spent five years in Europe working on my standing starts, so hopefully that will give me a bit of an edge going into 2013. 

Check out the 2013 race schedule below, and let me know what YOU think!

March 24: Streets of St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg, Florida)
April 7: Barber Motorsports Park (Birmingham, Alabama)
April 21: Streets of Long Beach (Long Beach, California)
May 5: Streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
May 26: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Indianapolis, Indiana)
June 1: Streets of Belle Isle (Detroit, Michigan)
June 2: Streets of Belle Isle (Detroit, Michigan)
June 8: Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth, Texas)
June 15: The Milwaukee Mile (West Allis, Wisconsin)
June 23: Iowa Speedway (Newton, Iowa)
July 7: Pocono Raceway (Long Pond, Pennsylvania) 
July 13: Streets of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
July 14: Streets of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Aug. 4: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Toledo, Ohio)
Aug. 25: Raceway at Sonoma (Sonoma, California)
Sept. 1: Streets of Baltimore (Baltimore, Maryland)
Oct. 5: Reliant Park (Houston, Texas)
Oct. 6: Reliant Park (Houston, Texas)
Oct. 19: Auto Club Speedway (Fontana, California)


  1. So happy to hear you are happy about the Pocono addition. I've heard so many negative comments from other people and there's no good excuse for them. I'm looking forward to seeing you & your team at Pocono- it's local for me :)

  2. Hey Spartan!!!... You got me hooked in Fontana so it appears that we will be crossing paths several times this season. Proud of you and the growth I have been priviledged to witness!!!
    Be well, kick ass. ... Coach.