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The Paddock Pulse: November 23 Edition

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Paddock Pulse Splash

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I am proud to announce that I will be a) catatonic and b) unable to lift my mashed-potato-covered fingers sufficiently to type. So this week's Paddock Pulse will have to do until I can purge the tryptophan from my system.

I hope everyone has a safe holiday (especially you Canadians, who can't be faulted for having scheduled your Thanksgiving at the wrong time of year), and remember - LEFTOVERS ARE YOUR FRIEND. The reason turkeys are so big and so plentifully filled with meat is that the gods knew you'd have a four-day weekend and didn't want you to have to exert yourself too much to cook meals. Truly, they are beneficent.

And if anyone tries to harsh your laziness groove, ask yourself... "What would Kurt Busch say?" (Answer: "GET THIS MOTHERF#&*ER AWAY FROM ME!!!!)

Links follow the jump...

  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE DW12 CAR ?? [WideOpenWheel]
    I'll tell you what's WRONG with it - NO CUPHOLDERS. You read that right. Where the hell are these guys going to put that easily-broadcastable bottle of their sponsor's beverage for the in-car to show to the world? BETWEEN THEIR LEGS? I don't think so!! Get on that, Dallara.

  • Is Dreyer & Reinbold Stuck In Reverse? [Oilpressure]
    QUICK EVERYONE, COME CHECK THIS OUT - Robbie Buhl is gonna kick George so hard in the manberries that his pancreas will pop from his ears! Gotta hand it to George, though - when he decides not to sugarcoat his opinion, he goes all the way to the other side of the spectrum straight to the Fun Dip.

  • Delta Wing and "Delta Dawn"…a comparison [New Track Record]
    It's official - New Track Record is my FAVORITE new IndyCar blog. Why? Because you have to THINK when you read this stuff. I can't wait until Mark breaks out his detailed analysis about how the continuous narrative of the IndyCar season can be directly compared to the musical ebb and flow of Neutral Milk Hotel music.

  • An Interview with an IndyCar Blogger [Racing Mania 101]
    This, friends, is priceless. Racing Mania 101, in case you don't know, is a blog run by 13-year-old Kent Mueller. I mention Kent's age because that may be the only thing that saves his life when Robin Miller finds out that Kent called him a "blogger." See, with someone that age, Robin can't either A) "Luyendyk" the kid like AJ did all those years ago or B) rant on about his 40 years in the sport because Kent was born after the Split. That's a significant advantage, people. On the downside, Kent is nearly 30 years younger than I am and gets better interviews than I do. Sigh. 
  • Another Six Quick Questions With Jay Howard [IndyCar Advocate]
    Zach has a way of getting virtually ANYONE to answer six questions for him. I don't know how he does it, but I wonder how effective he'd be asking Kurt Busch six questions. I'm guessing the answers to those questions would all be expletives, BUT AT LEAST THEY'D BE ANSWERS.

  • My First 500 [anotherindycarblog]
    In a way, I'm hoping that this is the first in a series of "first" articles for Eric, but in another, more pressing way I hope it's not. Because man, this could get to be PG-13 in a HURRY if he starts talking about sex and/or drugs. And while I like Eric, I'm not sure I want to hear about his experiences pounding Pabst through a bong while wearing assless chaps.

Driver Tweet of the Week

@h3lio: @12WillPower : whaZuppp Dougie!!

Last But Not Least

What's this? A piece of toast? A pretzel stick? Popcorn? What blockhead cooked all this?