Tuesday Plagiarism

2 Aug

Normally, I would write something clever, something witty on a Tuesday but since there is so much IICS Breaking NEWS going on now, I thought I would give props to my spiritual guide, Pressdog (Bill Zahren). P’Dog is one blogamaster that everyone should add to their “must follow” list. So, without further ado, from today’s Indy Car PR release, to Bill’s blog to God’s ears and now to you:

August 02, 2011
Conway, Hunter-Reay and Tagliani on Not-So-Double-Secret Probation
IndyCar PR release ..
INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 2, 2011) – INDYCAR officials have placed drivers Mike Conway, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alex Tagliani on probation through Dec. 31, 2011 for multiple instances of initiating avoidable contact during IZOD IndyCar Series events this season.
“We are disappointed in these actions, which have exhibited a pattern of driving that endangers on-track safety and adversely affects competition,” said Brian Barnhart, president of competition and operations, INDYCAR.
Conway, of Andretti Autosport, was penalized for avoidable contact with Ryan Briscoe at Toronto and Oriol Servia at Edmonton. Teammate Hunter-Reay was cited for the same violation after contact with Briscoe at Barber and Takuma Sato at Edmonton. Sam Schmidt Motorsports’ Alex Tagliani was deemed in violation of the rule after contact with Will Power at Toronto and Graham Rahal at Edmonton.
If the improvements are not met, INDYCAR may impose other penalties at its discretion.
Per Rule 9.3 of the rulebook, a competitor must not initiate or attempt to initiate avoidable contact that results in the interruption of another competitor’s lap time or track position.
The drivers may protest as pursuant to the rulebook.

I encourage you, no, I implore you to jump over to Pressdog’s blog and add it to your fav’s. Do it today!


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