Irl 2013

Discussion in 'Racing' started by lewismedlock, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. DirtFarmer

    DirtFarmer Has anyone seen my mother

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    Who can keep up?

    AAA
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    Did I forget any?
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  2. green hell

    green hell yawning or snarling

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    sato!


    :clap

    sorry, watching the race on tivo. parade of carbon fiber. must have been a sale on front wings.
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  3. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Long Beach. Last year they managed to be clean. It couldn't last. The miracle is Sato finishing a race. :lol3
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  4. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    What a thrilling finish! Sato blatant and repeated blocking but officials didn't call it. They've set a precedent for the rest of the season, now. For a while it looked like Josef Newgarden and Sarah Fisher were going to get their first win. Shame they couldn't pull it off.

    Too many damn wrecks and cautions but the end more than made up for it.
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  5. glepore

    glepore Adventurer

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    Terrific last 10 laps
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  6. lewismedlock

    lewismedlock Also available in sober.

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    Yes!
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  7. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    I missed the race. Anywhere to see highlights?
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  8. green hell

    green hell yawning or snarling

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    well, it will be on nbcsn again tonight at 1:00 am eastern time.

    i thought sato's first defense was probably ok, but the second was definitely a bit hinky. indycar has been fairly inconsistent with their blocking calls over the years, so had they actually called blocking it might have set a precedent.

    :lol3

    the aggressive nature of this year's races make it seem like the spare parts pipeline is now quite full.

    "hey, i found another coupon for carbon fiber in the indianapolis star!"
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  9. lewismedlock

    lewismedlock Also available in sober.

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  10. lewismedlock

    lewismedlock Also available in sober.

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    I hated to see Power's car catch fire after he had such a good run. He can be a little whiny, but I forgive that because he's obviously driven to succeed. And, the guy can drive a race car.
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  11. lewismedlock

    lewismedlock Also available in sober.

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    They've upped to boost for the 500, resulting in an additional 40 to 50 hp. Will Power ran a lap at just under 230.

    The pre-race flyover will be 5 T-6 Texans and a B-25.
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  12. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    I hope Honda does a better job with their F1 engine than they've done in the new IndyCar format. Best car in Indy qualifying is 11th. Really poor.
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  13. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    4 chicks on the grid, they probably owe Danica a little 'thank you' for the attention she brought there.
    I hope one day she races it again, she usually did fairly well there.
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  14. lewismedlock

    lewismedlock Also available in sober.

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    They are doing better in practice. Six out of the top ten are Honda powered.
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  15. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Indy Lights race at Indy. Last lap.

    They're two wide. No, they're three wide. Wait, they're four wide. Hold on, they're...

    Wow.


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  16. lewismedlock

    lewismedlock Also available in sober.

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    Great race. Gongrats to TK!

    68 lead changes, 14 different leaders, and a record average speed.
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  17. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Fantastic race, maybe the best I've ever watched!!

    :clap:clap
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  18. pbarmy

    pbarmy Long timer

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    Groovy,Kudo's to T.K.:clap
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  19. Motorcyclist

    Motorcyclist Drag a Bag!

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    I was there, the leaders (a number of them) were swapping the lead at will throughout the race. When TK would take the lead, the roar from the crowd was enormous.

    A great race. Since the new car has been introduced, both Indy 500's have been excellent races. Hopefully IndyCar can parlay that into increased attention and attendance for the entire series.
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  20. lewismedlock

    lewismedlock Also available in sober.

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    Copy and paste to follow.

    "Nine years ago at the Indianapolis 500, Kanaan learned of the plight of a girl called Andrea Brown, who was in Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, preparing for a life or death brain operation.Kanaan - then the IndyCar champion and multiple race winner - visited her at her hospital bedside and gave her his good luck charm, a small medallion he always carried with him during races, telling her it would bring her good luck during her operation.
    Young Andrea's operation was a success, and nine years later, aged 24, she heard about Kanaan's luckless run at Indianapolis and sent the lucky medal back to Kanaan via overnight mail so it reached him at the circuit in time for the race. The arrival of the medal caused Kanaan to burst into tears. The message was simple: "Here's your good luck charm back. You take it and win the Indianapolis 500".
    And Kanaan, with that lucky medal safely tucked away inside a pocket in his race suit, went on and did just that, capping off a remarkable story at the end of a remarkable motor race."
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