I'm 'filling-in' this weekend with Bobby Labonte and Kyle Petty, covering the media side of things for Petty Enterprises. It's been a few races since I've been at the track, so perhaps I'll return with some prime stories, juicy anecdotes or unsubstantiated rumors. If not, I'll make some up...
As summer careens toward a hot and steamy exit, looks like the fall will be a busy one for me. I've begun my role as an adjunct professor in the MBA program at UNC-Charlotte, and after one class, I'm utterly convinced the students are as sick of hearing my voice as I am. ("The History of Motorsports, in one hour or less...": a lofty goal, but not possible.) Luckily, we'll have a long list of guests from the motorsports industry to join us.
Enjoy your holiday weekend... if there's something blogworthy, we'll post it.
--- The Passing of Phil Hill: It's been way too frequent here to list the passing of those in our motorsports community, and today we add the name of Phil Hill. The classy Hill was the only American-born Formula One champion, taking the world title in 1961, and also a three-time winner of the 24-Hours of LeMans. He's pictured here (in the wreath) standing next to what looks to be the actor and decent racer himself, James Garner, at Germany's Nurburgring. (Photo by the brilliant photographer Jesse Alexander.)