Wednesday, March 27, 2013

IndyCar Fantasy, Twitter, and Odds & Ends

-If you’ve missed out on the fun, this year some of the IndyCar bloggerati have joined together once again as part of Last Driver Standing, which is where we each pick a driver for each race we believe will finish in the Top 10. Each driver may only be selected once by each blogger over the season. If their selected driver finishes out of the Top 10, the blogger in question is eliminated. Week 1 was especially bloody, with no less than 6 of 16 bloggers meeting their demise (thanks, Will Power!), including your kindly host.

-Week 1 of IndyCar Advocate Fantasy Racing is in the books, with 1 team posting a perfect score, and many other scratching their heads and wondering what happened. If you haven’t signed up for a team yet, feel free to join us. It isn’t anything fancy, but it’s fun, and there’s still time to catch up in the points, much like James Hinchcliffe did after missing the season opener in 2011, but coming back to win Sunoco Rookie of the Year.

-Finally, it is Wednesday, and that means, Twitter users, it’s time to use the #Follow4Indy hashtag. IndyCar UK came up with the tremendous idea of using this hashtag to cultivate increased follows for quality IndyCar Twitter users, from bloggers to super-fans. So if you have a moment today, pop onto Twitter and tweet out your own #Follow4Indy suggestions, and check out the suggestions others have made!

-Before I forget, if you’re anywhere close to the Indianapolis area this upcoming Saturday, Indianapolis Motor Speedway is having an Easter Egg Hunt in Turn 3, with registration starting at 10 am Saturday. It’s free and open to the public, and you can bet I’ll be taking my rugrats out for some of the fun. Free candy AND a visit to the Greatest Race Course In The World is never a bad thing. RSVP here to sign up.

-I received an interesting text after the race, from a phone number I did not know. It read simply “Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinch! YES YES YES WOO YEAH”. I texted back to see who the number belonged to, and have had no response since (it’s a 765 area code). Mystery Hinchcliffe Fanatic, you are in good company.

-One more item, and I’ll let you go. My latest article, “A Season Opener For The Ages”, is up at INDYCAR Nation. Be sure to give it a read, and maybe they’ll decide to keep me around for a bit longer.

1 comment:

  1. Why not just use #indycar instead? Would be less confusing. I dont have a twitter account but will check #indycar to see if something is being reported that racer or speed hasn't picked up