A Car Guy Judge with a Sense of Humor
|Written by John Draneas|
|Wednesday, 30 June 2010 16:00|
The judge started his opinion by pointing out that his "analysis will be swifter than Richard Petty's race-clinching pit stop at the 1981 Daytona 500"
Here is an unlikely case of Car Guy v. Car Guy, brought, it just so happens, before a car guy judge. It's the story of a race car owner and race car driver who had been a winning combination for many seasons. Somewhere along the way, it all went south. (All quotations are from the court's opinion.)
Judge Chandler of the Delaware Court of Chancery begins his opinion: "Success on the track does not guarantee success off the track. With regret that a winning team fell apart, I must now sort through the wreckage of a failed relationship between race car owner and race car driver."