Dan Weldon's Not in Kansas Anymore

Dan Weldon has won the Kansas Lottery 300 and was very dominant throughout the race.  We are now seeing flashes of brilliance out of Andretti-Green Racing.  Dario Franchitti finished second and Tony Kanaan had a car that was fast enough to win.

What's happened to Penske? Helio Castroneves finished a respectable third but Sam Hornish had a loose car all day. He only got it under control with about 50 laps to go. By then it was too late. The big controversy of the day was when Danica Patrick collided with Kanaan damaging his suspension and putting him out of the race:
Kanaan, who fell from second to fifth in the points standings, left without commenting on the accident.  He later issued a brief statement calling Sunday "an extremely disappointing day" still without going into specifics.  But Patrick said she was cleared to take off by spotter Kim Green and crew chief Dave Popielarz. "I listened to them, and they said, 'Go,'" she said.  "Obviously, T.K. was there.  I feel bad because Tony had a really fast car, but it cost both of us a chance to win a race for AGR. "Kanaan, who had been running second, eventually got back on the track but finished 15th, eight laps down.  Patrick was delayed getting out of the pits by the accident but came back for her best finish of the year.
 Did I say that there's something about Dan Weldon that creeps me out?

Credit San Jose Mercury News for the quote.