Irl 2013

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

  1. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Stupid race control once again.
    That was not a double protection move by Franchitti, and if you watch the Dixon/Power scuffle, and Dixon did had the same amount of movement across the line. They should knock him back now too.
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  2. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    They said a second standing start would have overheated them, even though there was a complaint about getting only one sighting lap, and the cars hadn't warmed enough.


    It was good to see Fat Matchett pee his pants on the drive around before the race.
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  3. green hell

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    that did seem kind of weak. probably would have let that slide.

    seabass and the trophy...

    :eek1
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  4. wxwax

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    The standing start on Sunday was a rousing success. Time to make the the thing at every non-oval. Still love the track, which I never say about a street course. :lol3 But this one promotes passing. Scott Dixon made it a ho-jum affair on Sunday, though. Just too dominant. Nice to see Franchitti climb up to 4th after pitting on lap 1.

    Three wins on the trot for Dixon, Ganassi and Honda. The last is the one that is really good to see. Just don't want one engine to dominate the series.
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  5. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Notice how much better behaved they were on day 2.
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  6. lewismedlock

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    Qualifying in on NBS sports network right now.

    Last in full-time driver points, Tag has been benched and replaced with a rookie. (Edit: And the rookie is off course and into the tire barrier)

    Boost may be up for this road course. Just as I turned it on, they said something about 900 hp.
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    i thought the 900 hp was a reference to dario's track record set in a (900 hp) champ car. dixon thought that record might fall this weekend.

    (i'm watching on tivo, so i don't know if that's come true yet.)
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  8. wxwax

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    Thanks for posting. I'd almost forgotten about tomorrow's race and hadn't set my DVR. Myself, I don't care for IndyCar's qualifying format and usually don't watch it. How's the track?
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    rained friday night, so they're laying down fresh rubber during quals. looks good.
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    I bet you're right. Like I said, I only heard the end of the conversation.

    I have and coffee table book on the Indy 500 that my late mother bought for me. It says that Al Jr. won the 500 with an 1100 hp monster.
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    nice race by kimball. lots of teams had horrible strategy trying to save fuel early. no yellows, which totally finished off those bad plans.
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    I believe that was '94 and the Penske/Mercedes pushrod monster motor that Penske built to kill the "stock block" rule. I think they were actually braking into the turns with those?! :eek1
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  13. wxwax

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    Yes, nice to see a pedal-to-the-metal winner. A first time, American winner can't hurt the series. IndyCar's forcing Honda to go to a twin turbo next season, which might bum them out, given the success they've having this season. 4 in a row.

    I love this track.
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    IndyCar is defending the ludicrous penalty on Scott Dixon, which handed the win to Will Power.

    Man, those guys sure were crashy. I think they must feel very safe in these machines. I liked the competitive racing, but enough with the wrecks.

    Juan Montoya wants to climb into an IndyCar next season. Juan, baby, you can't fit.

    Indy Motor Speedway is floating the idea of running an IndyCar race on the infield track in the month of May, before the 500. That's all kinds of dumb. Those guys are an irrepressible fountain of ideas for diluting what used to be the biggest event in motorsports. Keep up the bad work, guys.
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  15. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    I hadn't seen an Indy Car race at Sears Point in ages (TV). the commentary was good and the race dramatic. I was surprised they used the Superbike hair pin. I enjoyed it and will probably watch more. I thought the cars looked good on that track. Makes me want to go see them at Mid-O. They have a round at Mid-O don't they?
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    That was a good race, the Dixon penalty was nonsense. I hope it doesn't cost him a title shot.
    Lots of wheel banging, F1 cars would've been all broken with contact like that.
    They seemed plenty powerful and fast enough on that track.
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    For his last couple seasons, Lola built Foyt a tub that was 1 1/2" wider than standard. :deal
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    Mid-Ohio was August 4th, you missed it. Great track, good race.
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    i'm watching sonoma on the tivo right now. plenty of time to get up and pee. or wash the car. too damn much yellow.

    regarding the road course at indy, i'd love to see a race on it. i miss going to f1 at the ims. it would be tough to have two separate indy car races there, so i can see why they'd do it in the month of may.
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    Why's that? I don't understand the benefit.