Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Congratulations Dan and Thanks from Iowa

AS A FORMER SCCA RACER I’ve been a bit biased when it comes to how I think about race teams and drivers. Naturally, in my humble opinion, they are the best athletes and team managers, always fan friendly and never haughty or rude (well, almost never!).

Anyway, my faith was rewarded this past weekend with Dan Wheldon’s victory in the Iowa Indy 250 in Newton. Wheldon and his team, Target/Chip Ganassi, donated the winning purse to flood relief here. In case you’ve lived in a cave for the last month, Iowa has suffered its worst flooding in years, taking lives, ruining crops and destroying homes. The winner’s $35,000 check will go a long way replenishing needed relief funds. But it didn’t stop there. Wheldon’s teammate, pole sitter Scott Dixon, who finished fourth, also donated his winnings.

That’s a class act, the kind you regularly find in motorsports. Thanks to Dan, Scott, Chip and the whole Ganassi gang.

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