Throwdown: For the third year in a row, Scott Dixon took the win at Watkins Glen, and then all hell broke loose. Sam Hornish and Tony Kanaan got together on the track – hard to call fault in the incident – and both continued on to finish. When they were coming in to park after the race was over, Kanaan cut Hornish off in an ill-advised move to show his displeasure about the incident during the race. They exchanged words after they got out of their cars and as Kanaan approached Hornish to finish the conversation, Sam’s elderly father blocked Tony and shoved him away. Lots of tussling happened after than, with an Andretti hanger-on eventually body slamming Sam’s dad to the ground. This sort of crap should be saved for NECKCAR – really doesn’t belong in my series. Something remarkable happened today – Dixon pulled a threepeat – and he had to take a backseat to folks like Hornish Senior and the AGR entourage getting into business that Sam and Tony should have been left alone to chat out.
7 is 8th on 07/07/07: Davey Hamilton returned to supermodified racing, driving the number 7 car to 8th place in Oswego. Not too bad, considering the car was late to be finished and he hadn’t practiced much in it. He commented on the IMS radio broadcast from the Glen today that it was one 7 too many on 07/07/07 (he was actually due to drive the 6 car, but Otto Sitterly drove that). Davey’ll race in Oswego again on 9/2.