Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bertrand Baguette Makes Indianapolis 500 History: Second Belgian to Race

Everyone is making such a big deal about there being four women in the Indianapolis 500 this year, everyone is overlooking an equally compelling story: Bertrand "Save it, I've heard them all" Baguette has become the second-ever Belgian to drive in the Indianapolis 500.

Conquest Racing team owner and Belgian native Eric Bachelart drove in the 500 in 1992 and 1995.

So come on, you Belgian haters! What's up? Belgium is a country rich in culture and history. They've given us world-class French fries, exquisite gourmet chocolates, and Hercule Poirot, so it's not a stretch to assume that a Belgian driver can make an excellent showing in the 2010 Indianapolis 500.

We need to cheer for my fellow Lowlander (my dad's family is from Holland, Belgium's neighbor), and get the race media to quit focusing so much on the women, and give the racing fans a little Belgian love. (Okay, that just sounds dirty.)

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