IndyCar 2014

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  1. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    As I've said before I'm buying back into IndyCar. I think they have a good mix of drivers (on TV, pre-race most seem actually likable unlike F1) - I like open wheel- but watched today. Ovals just do nothing for me.
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  2. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    I'm not a fan of Montoya, but that was a sweet drive.

    Will Power is a prick. He made a questionable move on Montoya. Then he was really blatant with Castroneves. I'm glad the stewards made him pay for it.

    Happy for Newgarden. And Bob Varsha! :clap
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  3. Jurgen

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    :nod

    I was pulling for Tony Kanaan. I haven't followed closely enough in the past to "know" him well. But I like how he handled being wrecked twice--and being damn pissed last races.

    Hinchcliff seems like a pretty good guy. "Don't wreck" -----And I also like Pagenaud. Much more likable than that other French guy.
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    sebastian bourdais always struck me as a bit of a douche from the champcar days, but now that he's suffered from substandard hardware in f1 & indycar he's gotten quite a bit more tolerable & less full of himself.

    and paul tracey's booth performance has softened my opinion of him too.

    or maybe it's just old age on my part.

    :lol3
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  5. Jurgen

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    Yeah, I do like Sebastion version iii better. Actually he was one of the more "likeable" guys in F1. -- But that's not hard. :lol3
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    the leper with the most fingers?

    :rofl
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    Bug Dr. Extroverted Loner

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    I will admit to coming back to Indy cars too. I first went to the Indy 500 in 1993 or 94 when Little Al, PT and Emo were driving for Penske. It was a great sport before Tony George tried to kill it......and damn near succeeded.

    I have really enjoyed the racing quality this year and it is good to see some of the old names back at the front. I agree with PT though, the series needs a new marketing and promotion department to get more fans in the seats.

    I'm strongly considering riding to a few events next year and camping at the track where possible. Tickets should be easy to get, unfortunately or fortunately.
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  8. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    I like the idea of hitting one or two next year too. :nod

    But, will admit at this point it is more good intention than real thought.
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  9. lewismedlock

    lewismedlock Also available in sober.

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    I'd also like to see a race or two next year. I was getting into the habit of going to Texas. I know, it's an oval. But damn! the cars are so fast, it's incredible to watch. And, you can see the whole track from any seat. But for the last 4 years the race has conflicted with my job with Leake Car Auctions.

    I'll be pulling for TK tonight.
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    Carpenter needs to sit out a race for wrecking Montoya.
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    i'm not sure about that incident. i know carpenter had been taking the high line, but he was also starting to get smoked on the high line, so it makes sense that he went lower to defend against the pass. he made a single (continuous) move (which undoubtedly got him off the hook with the stewards).

    i'd like to know what his spotter told him, and i wonder if he knew how fast jpm was reeling him in.

    aleshin has foyt so pissed off he's gonna get a 5 second delay every time they interview him, so i'm betting if someone gets sanctions, it's the russian.

    although jpm saying "douchebag" might get him a director with a finger on the button as well. :rofl

    outside of those two incidents, it was generally a good race. watching rhr move up in the last 10 laps for the win was pretty impressive. fresh tires made a world of difference.
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  12. Jurgen

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    I don't know about a suspension, but there should be some sanction. It was a block all the way down to the stripe--not a racing line.


    Fun finish, too bad for Tony-- I kind of feel for the guy.

    Have to say Helio's interviews have me pulling for him. He's fun.
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    I missed the pissed Foyt.

    Iowa, may be the race I go to next year-- though I'm not an Oval guy.
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    Helio didn't care about losing just as long as he finished ahead of Powers.

    I think if Montoya would've been about a foot more down the track they would've had to penalize Carpenter.....that was a close call for sure. I believe he intended to run low to start blocking Montoya but honestly didn't realize he was that close. Ed was pretty worried about talking to Montoya after his interview and said "I hope he doesn't kick my butt".....thought that was pretty funny.

    Good race. Andretti took a gamble and it worked out well for them for the fifth straight time.
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    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Where the hell was Ed's spotter?
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    well, he didn't say "goddam idiot" this time, he just said "damn idiot."

    that's twice now this season that aleshin has taken sato out.
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  17. wxwax

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    When it doesn't rain, Iowa is great. Fantastic oval racing. I can't figure out what's not to like. Close racing, passing, competitive action. And you can see the entire track from your seat.

    Love it, love it, love it.

    I thought Saturday's race was excellent. I guess Carpenter knew what he was doing. A real shame he did it. Surprised that IndyCar let him get away with it.
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    All the reasons I miss seeing the races a TMS.
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    wxwax Excited Member

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    Texas Motor Speedway seems to be an odd one. I can remember seeing superbly close racing there, and also long, strung-out races.

    I never saw an oval before I was 19, didn't even know they existed. I sure have come to love them, though.
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    Another two-race weekend again, this time from Toronto. I'm not sure I like this many of them. It's quite a commitment of time to catch them all.