Guy Fieri...per Dave Furst.
Guy Fieri...per Dave Furst.
"Any time that I can be out at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you're going to see a smile on my face." - Dan Wheldon
"It's crazy how the Indianapolis Motor Speedway can make you so emotional. I went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows in less than 24 hours." - Alex Tagliani
He's a car guy in addition to being a chef, but yuck on that choice.
It's a Hoosier thing, you wouldn't understand...
I have never been one to get worked up over who the pace car driver is, but what a terrible choice! Yuck. At least Trump has some cache.
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If it comes with a Food Network special about tailgating and parties around the 500, great.
The pace car driver is somewhere around #347 on my list of things to worry about.
Cool dude. Maybe he heads to Charlie Brown's and Mug-N-Bun to do his show and then uses HIS car as the Pace Car. IBiI
my wife will think this is cool
You want a celebrity? Get Jeremy Clarkson. Not some stupid looking chef...
Giada's ok, I'm would much prefer Nadia G[IMG]http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01387/Nadia_G_s_*****_1387133cl-5.jpg[/IMG]MG]
Ya, cause Tanner will sure bring in a bunch of free publicity! Every year its the same thing with you guys, the pace car driver isn't supposed to appeal to any of us, its supposed to be a publicity stunt which will get the race some free press/coverage.
I don't agree with that strategy but that is the reasoning behind the people that they pick.
If you think Tanner is so much better a pick explain how he will garner more free press than Guy will.
"Try some of these before or after your statements if you are not presenting them as facts. Things like - "In my opinion", or "I think that", JHMO, IMHO, IMO, JMO... Your opinions are not (necessarily) fact. That would clear things up some." - Seadog 03/25/2010 11:40am So the above is JMO.
It would be totally cool if he lit his hair on fire during the lap and the 500 Queen sitting in back grilled a hotdog over it!
...Always follow the money
His weekly intro and exit featuring the 67 Camaro might have made Chevy execs a fan of his. They don't want gearheads (although this guy is a car guy)...they already have some of that demographic...they want to get ordinary slapdicks who aren't already watching the 500 interested...might draw in a few fans I guess.
I'd prefer to see Giada in an off road series...with a steering wheel cam.
KEEP POUNDIN' THE ROCK
Guy is an absolute excellent choice in my book, a home run for sure.
First one they've hit in quite a while too...
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Why on earth would you want it to be someone like Foust? The people who care about him are already watching. Guy brings in all sorts of people who may not otherwise tune in.
I know my girlfriend almost passed out when I told her yesterday that we will likely see Guy Fieri in person at the 500 this year. Hopefully he's in the parade!
Last edited by MoparsRule; 05-04-2012 at 11:25 AM. Reason: triple post