We’re asking fans to help decide which web writers will rep best at this year’s Virtual Indy 500 competition (Read more about the competition here). Any web writer ready to stake their claim will be put in front of our esteemed panel of sharp, clever, witty and good-looking judges (A.K.A. – you!).

So take a look at this entrant and leave your comments and likes here or hit us @INDYCAR with a tweet if you think Jeff Olson will provide fans with the best Virtual Indy 500 coverage this May and keep your eyes peeled for information on how fans can win a seat to race against up to three INDYCAR drivers at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next month!

Jeff Olson | Twitter “Providing coverage of the IZOD IndyCar Series for RACER, Autosport and IndianapolisMotorSpeedway.com

In case you haven’t heard, the journalists who cover IndyCar racing have been asked to provide reasons why they should be included in a virtual Indy 500 – an iracing.com simulation of the race – against  fellow journalists on Carb Day. Since I can’t resist the opportunity to slam a blogger into a cartoon wall, I’ve decided to go for it. So here, written in crayon while wearing pajamas, are the top 10 reasons I should be included in the virtual 500:

10) I once rode a shopping cart into shrubbery. On purpose.

9) I once flipped a golf cart. Not on purpose.

8.) I’ll quit early to continue my never-ending search for free buffets.

7) I got so good at Grand Theft Auto that my ex-wife banned me from playing it. Notice I said “ex.”

6) Yellow shirts know me as “HEYSLOWDOWNYOUIDIOT!”

5) My sitting skills are pretty much perfected.

4) I am fully insured.

3) I promise to take out more cars on starts and restarts than Helio could ever imagine. I am a virtual bowling ball, my friend.

2) Among the many odd jobs I’ve held are cab driver and armored truck driver. Seriously. That’s gotta count for something.

And finally, the No. 1 reason to invite me:

1) I can out-swear Danica any day of the week.


There are 4 comments for this post.

  1. Layse on May 4, 2011 10:43 pm

    I think Jeff Olson it,s one of the best sports writers in this Country. Indeed.

  2. Minot MIssile on May 5, 2011 10:50 am
    Minot MIssile

    Jeff once took out Donny Killen in an interview. I seen it. Thing of beauty. Put him in, coach!

  3. ralph polston on May 5, 2011 6:53 pm
    ralph polston

    ok keep this in mine to mr P B R guy tony george made that place not you your road raceing SUCKS like F 1 didi and to have your pants around you ankles for the pace car driver and now you have cave to some politcal sisy guy who thinks he a race fan i beening going to the track ever sence 1964 so until he seen what people me have he needs to cry about MR trump driveing and he has said he would with draw so now you guys caved to this puck Hell why did you not get A J in the frist place ??? next time stick to your guns if you have any no one was going to stay home because of the pace car driver but some may come to see the man A J get back to ovels for god sake your seat are still not full at all as the same thing in nascar and you try to copy there starts this open wheel racing and now they have to push a anther driver to win a race not side by side ver sad do your thing and get rid of the bicthy girls out tony knew raceing been there all his life you might do us a big faver and go sell some beer to the rodeo folk

  4. seashore on May 6, 2011 1:20 am

    Jeff is the most “no b.s.” guy to ever cover motorsports. Truthful. A fan. Respectful. Knowledgeable. Really knows road food. Big fan of Neffry Aawg, my guru, and one of the most lucid thinkers of 2005. What ? It’s 2011. O.K. 2011. And he looks awesome in Spandex!

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