If you've hung around here for any length of time, you know we have a simmering bromance with Dario Franchitti—living Indycar legend and most accomplished driver of his time. Opinion.
But honoring his legacy by inviting him to wheel the pace car at this year's Indianapolis 500 is too soon. Should he have the opportunity? Absolutely. But a year down the line...or two.
It feels many are still reconciling the abrupt end to Dario's career, in their minds, and, in fact, he is still healing from his injuries.
For an honor to come this early smacks of—dare I say—pity. Waiting a wee bit puts everyone in the "right" mindset and, perhaps, makes a celebration of Dario a larger, more impactful event.
So, will I blow it out for D in May? Damn straight.