Originally Posted by RedsBaron
Incidentally, media coverage of auto racing sometimes drives me nuts. I just watched a profie of last year's Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti on ESPN Sports Center. For the most part it was good, except when the reporter referred to the racing accomplishments of Jim Clark in the "1960s and 1970s." Scottish racing legend Clark, who is Franchitti's idol, was killed in a crash in 1968, so he is hardly known for his victories in the 1970s.
That's brutal. Not unexpected though. It's like the AP story about yesterday's qualifying. Here's the opening line: "Michael Andretti's team finally overcame its May curse." Really? I didn't realize that failing to qualify two of your cars constituted success. It's like people aren't even paying attention.