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post #1 of 19
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I gotta admit I was pulling for Michael during the yellow with 6 laps to go. Once the green dropped it was clear he didn't have the horses to take it all the way so Marco had to pass him and go for it. Everyone thought he had it in the bag till that damn Penske machine took it from him in the final 10 feet! Those Penske cars always have more horses and top end. I don't know how they do it.

Whatta race though. Those Nascar guys got nothin on this league.
post #2 of 19
It was a great race, i also wanted one of the Andrettis to win. They are good folk and local to me here.
post #3 of 19
My husband and I are real race junkies. We had quite a weekend with F1, Indy 500, Cocacola 600, Drag Racing....
I must say the Indy 500 was the best race of the weekend, but I too was cheering for the andretti family.
post #4 of 19
Even though I was glad to see Hornish finally get the opportunity to kiss the bricks, I still think Marco should've blocked harder, even if it did put them both into the wall.:
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by Arby
Whatta race though. Those Nascar guys got nothin on this league.
Yawn... Oh, was there a IRL race on, sorry I was sleeping. The only exciting part was the end...

Seriously, you have to admit the IRL is in trouble when they don't even broadcast the Indy 500, their biggest race of the year in High Def (I hate blurry vision). Sad.

L
post #6 of 19
I usually watch the start and the last ten or twenty laps. This year I missed the start but not much of the action from what I could tell.
I've always been an Andretti fan. I thought Marco had it when Sam blew his first pass. I don't think another block was possible without a crash. Marco was pretty bummed in the interview immediatly after. I'm guessing he thought he had it and wasn't "on it" all the way in turn three.
Too bad Smokey isn't around. I bet he'd say Marco is one who went fast "rite now". As boring as oval racing is, I'll probably check in on Marco once in awhile.
post #7 of 19
Well it happened. The Coke 600 beat Indy in the TV ratings for the first time.

http://www.scenedaily.com/stories/20..._daily139.html
post #8 of 19
NASCAR = Non Athletic Sports Competition Attended by Rednecks
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by SLATZ
NASCAR = Non Athletic Sports Competition Attended by Rednecks
I guess there are just a lot more rednecks than wine and cheeze indy car fans.
post #10 of 19
Indy cars? Wine and cheese? Beer and brats (brahts) maybe? F-1 is wine and cheese.
post #11 of 19
Take those Indy cars ,fix them to turn both ways and run them through
Indianapolis and we have something worth watching. I think F-! is so superior , cars and talent to American roundie- roundie racing.
It's boring. I don't watch racing to see wrecks.
I want to see passing and smart turns, Wheel to wheel racing and acceleration
post #12 of 19
I concur that road courses are generally more interesting and I note 3 on the schedule.

http://www.indycar.com/schedule/
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by GarryZ
I think F-! is so superior , cars and talent to American roundie- roundie racing.
Well, 1 out of 2 ain't bad. I'll give you the cars, but not the drivers.....

And F-1 is not boring? Isn't it the same 1 (2) team(s) with the most money smoking the field every week? I can look at the sponsorship money and tell you who the winner is going to be before the race starts. I forget, how many races has Alonso won this year and how many times has M. Shumaker finished 2nd to him??

L
post #14 of 19
Lonnie - you're wrong about the sponsorship money in F1. Toyota wishes you were right, but it hasn't helped them.
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by epic
Lonnie - you're wrong about the sponsorship money in F1. Toyota wishes you were right, but it hasn't helped them.
Ok, but you have to admit it's the same 1 or 2 teams running up front every week. The cars might be exciting, but not enough so to overcome this glarring problem. At least with Nascar there is some level of parity.....
post #16 of 19
I just wish it was my team running at the front. That said it would be nice if they'd pass for position on the track once in a while rather than in the pit lane.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by epic
That said it would be nice if they'd pass for position on the track once in a while rather than in the pit lane.
Exactly. I can't see how F1 is superior when that's the only action. Yawn....

And it looks like the guys with heavy cars and fenders will be turning left AND right this weekend at Infineon....

L
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by SLATZ
NASCAR = Non Athletic Sports Competition Attended by Rednecks
for how much I dislike NASCAR despite road course racing which admittley oval track is alot better to watch in person. Have you ever done any sort of performance driving? its much tougher on your body than you really could imagine.
post #19 of 19
I'm an old drag racer and, more recently auto cross (a lot like slalom ski racing) Holding your head off the headrest when a big block Chevy hooks up in second gear is a bit of a rush.
Jeff Gorden said that the F-1 car gave his head a workout like he'd never had before. Look at Alonso and Coultard's necks.
You'll get no argument from me that racing involves a level of fitness and is athletic. On the other hand, look at the shape of a lot of NASCAR, Outlaw and Drag racers. There are many that obviously aren't too fit. At Indy someone's comment was "Tony Stewart probably couldn't fit the cockpit of an F-1 car". "Non Athletic" just fits the acronym nicely
As for watching oval track, I only do dirt. 40 years ago I was a regular at Sun Praire where Gary Congdon, Mel Kenyon and some locals who could beat them mixed it up every Sunday of the summer. I watched Mario, AJ and Parnelli race USAC stockers at the Milwaukee Mile once and was bored to death.
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