Originally Posted by fieldodreams79
There many racing series past/present where drivers have paid their way in or earned their way in through ways other than actual talent behind the wheel so I can understand some of the criticism. Sure, the guy wasn't the greatest or even above average and could be considered a poster child of the IRL's bland and often times, unfair entrants to the 500, but as he alluded to in the article, he started the 500 three times, and no writing or criticism can ever take that away from him.
I can think of a number of drivers in F1 who payed their way and one or two who even bought their own cars and entered as privateers.
I don't think you can take anything away from Dr. Jack, he was a product of his time and he was very good at getting sponsors and certainly had one of the most distinctive liveries of any race car, so he gets my vote for at least having arguably the most esthetic looking Dallara, if such a thing is possible.