Monday, January 15, 2007

Juan Pablo this!

Some of Poole's notes from Daytona:

  • The second week of Nextel Cup testing started late Monday morning as the track had to be dried. The teams started about 10:45 and went right through a scheduled midday break until 5:30 p.m. That wiped out a planned teleconference with former Formula One driver Juan Pablo Montoya, much to the chagrin of a breathless cadre of media who believe that because Montoya has driven a car in Europe he’s automatically a superior species.
  • Montoya wound up sixth fastest on the day’s speed chart, two spots behind Chip Pablo Ganassi Racing teammate David Pablo Stremme. Team manage Tony Pablo Glover passed along his simple judgment. "Montoya is really cool," Glover said. "I think he’s going to be the real deal."
  • David Pablo Gilliland had Monday’s fastest lap at 185.090 mph, just ahead of the Toyota driven by Jeremy Pablo Mayfield, who ran 184.854 mph. Four-time Cup champion Jeff Pablo Gordon was third at 184.744 mph. Regan Pablo Smith, driving for Ginn Motorsports, was fifth best.
  • James Pablo Hylton, the 72-year-old driver chasing windmills in an effort to make the Daytona 500 field, has a really nice new yellow transporter for his No. 58 cars. On the side it lists his two victories in what’s now Nextel Cup, the last being in 1972 at that big track in Alabama. You know, the Taladaga 500 – that’s how it’s spelled.
  • Elliott Pablo Sadler went a little overboard in sucking up to his boss in testing, putting the likeness of DaimlerChrysler chairman of the board Deiter Pablo Zetsche on the hood of both of the No. 19 Dodges he’s testing for his Evernham Motorsports team this week.
  • Michael Pablo Waltrip’s car has a nice message on the side of it here. It reads "We Love you BP." It’s a get-well wish for Benny Parsons, who’s still in a hospital in Charlotte fighting complications stemming from his cancer treatments.


    Anonymous said...

    That is the funniest thing I have read today. Keep up the good work.

    Anonymous said...

    What can I say, besides "Pablo"!

    Reginald said...

    David, that was hilarious!

    Kurt Smith said...

    David, if Juan Pablo doesn't make it, will his brother Jorge Ringo take a stab at racing?

    Anonymous said...

    A hats off to David Pablo Poolio, I got a good belly laff out of this.

    The media is quick to attatch to any minor mania, aren't they? LOL It will be funny to watch the races and see how many drivers never get mentioned, and have a running count of how many times they say 'Pablo' during the race.

    I wish the best for Juan, but know he will be on a learning curve this season.

    Anonymous said...

    I will have to admit, "David Pablo Poolio" has a nice ring to it. David is he your first cousin from South America.

    Keep up the good work.

    Anonymous said...

    For a rude, inconsiderate fat guy who's only concern is where is the free buffet paid for by us low lifes in the stands, i find this funny. Like the size of your stomach.

    Juan Pablo Montoya said...

    SWEET !!

    Anonymous said...

    For the hateful anonymous person from the 18th. Momma always said, If you don't have anything good to say don't say anything at all.
    Keep up the good work Mr. Poole.

    Ironman said...

    One of the funniest racing articles I've ever read! Here's to ANY F-1 or otherwise open-wheel driver coming into Nascar and realizing that the racing here isn't as easy as they think it will be. Paul Tracy had some low blows aimed at Nascar a few years ago, and he didn't exactly blow away the field when his chance came in a car with fenders. Personally, I hope that Juan Pablo Montoya leads all drivers with DNF's this season.