you just can’t win that way

Dear Juan Pablo,

Congratulations on winning your first NASCAR Busch Series race! Today’s race in Mexico meant a lot to you and Latinos everywhere. I know that you were really excited and anxious to get a win under your belt, but did you really need to take out your own teammate, Scott Pruett, to do it? Frankly this type of behavior is inexcusable. You just don’t do that type of thing. You had the better car, we all knew it, why couldn’t you have held off and passed him cleanly in another area of the track?

This taints your win and even though you said you didn’t mean to, this is going to follow you around for a while. Don’t you remember just last year when Brian Vickers made that bonehead move at Talladega that took out his teammate Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr.? Yea, many people weren’t very happy with him after that.

Your own Crew Chief, Brad Parrott, was crying after the race because he felt so bad that you screwed over someone on your team. That alone speaks volumes, as it is something that I have never seen in NASCAR before today. You should feel bad, very, very bad! You made a grown man cry!

Ok, ok, so I’m sure this will all blow over in a couple weeks, but don’t think people are going to forget about this. Make sure the next time you win you don’t step on someone else to get there.

Sincerely,
Valli

5 Comments

  1. March 5, 2007 at 3:18 AM ·

    Blow over in a couple weeks?”

    pfft… it already has. It was nothing but two confident, aggressive drivers that wound up on the same real estate at the same time.

    If it gets any more play beyond Monday’s headlines it’s because the ink stained scribes have nothing better to write about.

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  3. March 5, 2007 at 12:50 PM ·

    Hear what the fans have to say at http://www.myspace.com/jpmontoya

  4. March 5, 2007 at 1:08 PM ·

    I actually agree with you on it blowing over sooner than a couple weeks, but
    ya know how the media loves anything remotely close to a scandal. :) They’ll have to
    at least do one montage about it during this week’s Las Vegas race.

  5. Theresa
    March 7, 2007 at 6:40 PM ·

    I am new to the racing game…but when folks are driving at over 150mph doesn’t that lead to cars hitting each other.