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#1 DanicaFan

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 16:21

Race 6 of 17

Race - Firestone Twin 275's

Location - Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas

Date - Saturday, June 11th

Time & TV Schedule - Race Pre-show -8:00pm Eastern - Green Flag for Race #1 - 8:45PM, Green Flag for Race #2 - 10:45PM Eastern - VERSUS

Course Type - 1.5 Mile Oval

Distance - Each Race - 114 Laps / 171 Miles (275.197 KM)

Practice Sessions - Friday, June 10th - 1:30PM -2:45PM & 7:45 -8:15PM Eastern

Qualifications - Friday, June 10th - 4:45PM -6:00PM Eastern

2010 Pole Sitter - #6 Ryan Briscoe - 215.273 mph

2010 Winner - #6 Ryan Briscoe


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#2 DanicaFan

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 16:22

2010 Race Facts..

Length of Race - 2 hours, 4 minutes, 47 seconds
Average Speed - 159.508 mph
Margin Of Victory - 1.4629 seconds
Lead Changes - 10 among 7 drivers
Caution Laps - 36 laps for 4 cautions
Fastest Lap - #37 Ryan Hunter-Reay - Lap 117 - 215.685 mph

#3 DanicaFan

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 16:23

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#4 DanicaFan

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 16:29

Entry List.. 30 Cars..

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#5 ktsayshi

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 16:41

A few notes on rules and qualifying for this return to a twin-race format, from the Firestone Twin 275s Q thread:

Cars will qualify in the usual way for the first race. The grid for the second race will be set by a blind draw immediately after the first race ends. Teams have one hour of prep time between the first and second races. Pit locations are set according to Indy qualifying results. Each team gets an extra engine to use for the second race, if they need it.

More on the rules in this article from Catchfence:
http://www.catchfenc...motor-speedway/

#6 Watkins74

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 16:52

So the guy who won the Indy 500 is watching at home with the rest of us?

#7 Muppetmad

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 16:58

This will hopefully be a very exciting couple of races. I'm very much looking forward to them :)

#8 Dispenser89

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 17:21

So the guy who won the Indy 500 is watching at home with the rest of us?

Yep, but in his bathtub full of money and with teeth whitening gel.

#9 Myrvold

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 17:26

30 entries? That sounds more than usual.

#10 Flat Black 84

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 17:30

Yep, but in his bathtub full of money and with teeth whitening gel.


:lol:

And who's this Wade Cunningham bloke running for Schmidt?

#11 Pikachu Racing

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 18:16

About time Wade Cunningham gets a drive

#12 LoPresti

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 18:23

Kansas not returning in 2011.

http://www.desotoexp...ar-series-2011/

Time to maybe look at twins for MIS?

:clap:

#13 Dispenser89

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 18:27

:lol:

And who's this Wade Cunningham bloke running for Schmidt?

Indy Lights Champ in 2005 and 3 time Freedom 100 winner, but never had the money to step up.

Glad to see he's finally getting his chance. About time he ran with the big boys and girls.

#14 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 18:30

*raises hand*

If you crash, and people crash at Texas, do you get to use a backup car or whatever for Race 2?

#15 Bloggsworth

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 18:33

*raises hand*

If you crash, and people crash at Texas, do you get to use a backup car or whatever for Race 2?


Only if you're rich enough to have one....

#16 LoPresti

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 19:42

*raises hand*

If you crash, and people crash at Texas, do you get to use a backup car or whatever for Race 2?



Good question - I hope so.

Would be great if the grid flip flops for the 2nd installation.

#17 Flat Black 84

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 19:52

*raises hand*

If you crash, and people crash at Texas, do you get to use a backup car or whatever for Race 2?


If not, expect some mighty cautious racing in the first race. Lots of points to be lost if you crash out in race No.1.

#18 DanicaFan

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 20:38

Here are the pit lane assignments..

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#19 PayasYouRace

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 22:25

How are the pit positions decided?

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#20 Myrvold

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 23:15

12A instead of 13 O.o

But again, isn't 30 entries higher than usual?

#21 pingu666

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 02:39

yes 30 is pretty large, but nearly all tracks have 43 pit boxes due to nascar, i dont know if the boxes are different sizes for different series though.
and dan is in the commentary box i think :o


#22 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 05:57

How are the pit positions decided?


In this case you get to pick in order of your Indy grid position. So Tagliani/Schmidt got first call.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 13:43

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#24 PayasYouRace

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 13:51

In this case you get to pick in order of your Indy grid position. So Tagliani/Schmidt got first call.


Thanks. I asked because Penske's cars are all over the place, and apart from Helio getting the one after the 2nd gap don't seem like the obvious choices.

#25 LoPresti

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 14:35

<tinfoil hat>

Steve Wynn and Penske to purchase IMS?

:lol:

#26 ktsayshi

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 14:51

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I'll be about 25 sections away. Kind of looking forward to the Formula DRIFT event that precedes the main races. It beats Robbie Knievel jumping over a bunch of police cars. :D

#27 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 15:05

Drifting is not ****ing racing.

#28 ktsayshi

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 16:25

Drifting is not ****ing racing.


Which is why I called it an "event" instead of a "race," which is more than the TMS site did. ;) I think the spectacle of it is fun; there's some crazy car control involved. And again - better than a motorcycle jump, which is also not "racing."

#29 red stick

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 16:25

Drifting is not ****ing racing.


:up:

At least they're still printing tickets for this one. I'm not happy about the trend towards printing them out at home like they're boarding passes or something.

#30 jonpollak

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 16:47

DANICA FAN!!!!
Thought you had fallen over and hit a sharp portion of one of your souvenirs at about lap 179 of the 500!!!
Good to see ya back :up:


So the guy who won the Indy 500 is watching at home with the rest of us?

He's been signed by Versus to do "color" for the broadcast.

Hope DankBank and the irrepressible ktsayshi have a great time.
I will be rolling back from the LeMans party at our pub to see this live at 1-frickin'-thirty am on Saturday.

Jp

#31 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 16:47

And really who has a printer at home.

#32 red stick

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 17:11

And really who has a printer at home.


It's not the printer, it's the result. I liked collecting the stubs, and now it's just another piece of paper.

#33 Bloggsworth

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 17:25

Drifting is not ****ing racing.


No - It's abuse of tyres and transmissions...

#34 heidegger75

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 17:25

So the guy who won the Indy 500 is watching at home with the rest of us?


Actually, for those of us on the western side of the pond, Dan Wheldon will be in the broadcast booth providing color commentary on Versus. Wally Dallenbach is covering the NASCAR race for TNT this weekend.

Edited by heidegger75, 09 June 2011 - 17:26.


#35 Flat Black 84

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 17:28

I predict Wheldon will do very whell in the booth.

#36 whitewaterMkII

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 18:12

It's not the printer, it's the result. I liked collecting the stubs, and now it's just another piece of paper.

heh
That hits home.
I had a shoebox full of stubs dating back to the early seventies of the shows and races I've been to, the earliest show was Sly and the Family Stone from 1971 and the earliest race was 1970 at Ontario Motor Speedway. :eek:
The wife said 'why?' and out into the trash they went...
:well:

#37 highdownforce

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 18:29

Matt Curry is the new race strategist for Ana Beatriz, starting in this round.
The change was motivated by complains from Bia about Indy500 calls.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 19:18



heh
That hits home.
I had a shoebox full of stubs dating back to the early seventies of the shows and races I've been to, the earliest show was Sly and the Family Stone from 1971 and the earliest race was 1970 at Ontario Motor Speedway. :eek:
The wife said 'why?' and out into the trash they went...
:well:

Reminds me of my classic F1 tee shirt story...
Why must they mess with our memories?


Actually, for those of us on the western side of the pond, Dan Wheldon will be in the broadcast booth providing color commentary on Versus. Wally Dallenbach is covering the NASCAR race for TNT this weekend.

Didn't I just say that a couple of posts above ?
Honestly... :well:
Jp

Edited by jonpollak, 09 June 2011 - 19:22.


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Posted 09 June 2011 - 20:44

Matt Curry is the new race strategist for Ana Beatriz, starting in this round.
The change was motivated by complains from Bia about Indy500 calls.


It was interesting listening to Danica educating her spotter while lapping Indy at 220MPH, telling him it was useless to just say that there is traffic inside or outside and to be specific, like "There are two cars on the outside or one car on the inside" - Someone should prosecute her for using a mobile while driving....

Edited by Bloggsworth, 09 June 2011 - 20:46.


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#40 B Squared

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 21:21

From ESPN, JR Hildebrand tears left ACL:

http://espn.go.com/r...-luck-continues

#41 Dispenser89

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 21:44

Dang, he's just not having a good time lately.

#42 fullcourseyellow

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 03:13

The ironic thing is he hit the final hurdle, and yet finished the race...

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:30

The ironic thing is he hit the final hurdle, and yet finished the race...


In 2nd?  ;)

#44 Sausage

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 13:36

But at least he didn't lose a ton of cash and eternal glory this time :cat:

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 13:47

I'm so used to seeing torn ACLs/PCLs in football that its kind of strange to me that torn ACL doesn't mean he is automaticly out for the rest of the season.

Edited by DankBank, 10 June 2011 - 13:47.


#46 red stick

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 16:43

Interesting Delta Wing development:

http://www.indystar....24-Hours-LeMans

#47 ktsayshi

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 19:03

CNBC has just broadcast a segment from Texas Motor Speedway about money and motorsport:

http://video.cnbc.co...ideo=3000026824

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 20:18

Dang, he's just not having a good time lately.


Doesn't seem to have hurt him too much so far...

Pos Driver Team Time Gap
1. Will Power Penske 24.3654s
2. Ryan Briscoe Penske 24.3814s + 0.0160s
3. Alex Lloyd Dale Coyne 24.4394s + 0.0740s
4. JR Hildebrand Panther 24.4413s + 0.0759s

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 21:41

I fear Simona may well be spooked. :well:

Looks like Bia's personnel change on pit wall did some good...
She just out qualified her team mate Justin Wilson.

Tag nails the pole without Alan McDonald :up:
Dario running the nappies car gets P2
Ol' Crash Sato is P4


Jp

Edited by jonpollak, 10 June 2011 - 21:46.


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Posted 10 June 2011 - 22:11

Good job Tagliani and Sato. Sato seems to be getting the hang of ovals now, at least in qualifying
:)