Vonage and Andretti Win Again!

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Vonage and Andretti Win Again!

Marco Andretti made it 2-for-2 on road/street courses in the IRL Menards Infiniti Pro Series in his Vonage-sponsored car. According to the racing newswire, "Andretti's No. 26 Vonage Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone was challenged only once during the 25-lap event."

Hmmm, the Vonage car challenged only once? Let's hope that "Vonage the VoIP company" continues to be challenged by upstart VoIP compamies. Competition in the the VoIP industry is a good thing. Glad to see Vonage chose to pick a winner - a racing legend in fact - to sponsor.

Still, I can't help but picture the Vonage commercials where people do stupid things like chop down a tree that crashes onto a car, launching a snowmobile and crashing, throwing a bat backwards into a sliding glass door, etc. Now every time I see the Vonage car racing 160+MPH around the track I can't help but sing their theme song in my head "doot doo doot doo doot" and half expect something bad to happen.

Anyway, here's the rest of the Vonage/Andretti racing news if interested...

Andretti, the grandson of racing legend Mario Andretti and son of IRL IndyCar® Series team owner Michael Andretti, won the inaugural Liberty Challenge at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was his second win in three starts this season.

"I had the car to do it, that's for darn sure," said Andretti, who also won the first non-oval event at the Menards Infiniti Pro Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in April from the pole. "(Engineer) Tony (Cicale) and the guys set up an awesome car. Like I was telling them, I never had a better in my career yet, so far. Right to the flag, it was consistent and it showed with the lap times."

Andretti's No. 26 Vonage Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone was challenged only once during the 25-lap event. Jeff Simmons, who started third, took the lead on the opening corner, but missed the second corner, handing the lead back to pole sitter Andretti.

From there, Andretti pulled away for his family's first win at Indianapolis since his grandfather won the Indianapolis 500 in 1969.

"It's big, but to me right now it's another race track until I get on the oval in the IndyCar (Series)," said Andretti, who is running a partial schedule in the IRL's top ladder series.

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