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#1 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 14:23

Yes, it's true. Unlike in recent years, where the lower series were relegated to O'Reilly Raceway Park across town, BOTH the Cup boys and the Nationwide non-gender-specific-pronouns race on the historic rectangular track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Some people call this a travesty. Others welcome it. What's your opinion? I don't care.

Jayski: http://www.jayski.co...ASCAR-Race-Info

Tune in Sched: http://www.nascar.com/races/tune_in/

Practice for the Nationwide race starts in about an hour and a half.

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#2 Risil

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 15:02

It's a shame they're not at O'Reilly Raceway Park anymore because then you could've called it the O'Fficial thread.

Let's give the Grand-Am race some appreciation too. Apparently it's featuring an old open-wheeler who disappeared off the face of the earth halfway through 2006. Anyone fancy a bet on which race takes longer to complete?

#3 Dilla

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 16:21

Yes, it's true. Unlike in recent years, where the lower series were relegated to O'Reilly Raceway Park across town, BOTH the Cup boys and the Nationwide non-gender-specific-pronouns race on the historic rectangular track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Some people call this a travesty. Others welcome it. What's your opinion? I don't care.

It's a travesty but for me personally, it's not because I hold IMS to a higher standing. They could run ARCA on the circuit and I wouldn't care. Rather, it's becuase ORP was a great track for the NW series and Trucks. I'm 99 percent sure that ORP would have been the better show than what we are going to see on Saturday (and probably Sunday too), likely by a long shot.

Hopefully, Trucks return to ORP next year

Edited by Dilla, 26 July 2012 - 16:24.


#4 Giannazzo

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 17:26

Chevrolet presented the Camaro for the 2013 Nationwide Series :-)

http://motorsportran...-della-vettura/

#5 jonpollak

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 17:37

CUP NEWS FLASH...
The ABQ Blue Meth sponsored Penske 22 will be driven by JV.

Jp



#6 SonnyViceR

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 17:43

More interestingly, Grand-Am and CTSCC run tomorrow on the Indy road course. More exciting than the 400 itself...

#7 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 17:53

CUP NEWS FLASH...
The ABQ Blue Meth sponsored Penske 22 will be driven by JV.

Jp

At Indy? Holy crap.

#8 jonpollak

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 18:04

At Indy? Holy crap.


Oh come on now...

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Edited by jonpollak, 26 July 2012 - 18:12.


#9 Watkins74

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 18:36

It's a shame they're not at O'Reilly Raceway Park anymore because then you could've called it the O'Fficial thread.

Let's give the Grand-Am race some appreciation too. Apparently it's featuring an old open-wheeler who disappeared off the face of the earth halfway through 2006. Anyone fancy a bet on which race takes longer to complete?

He never seems to make many friends at the Grand-Am races. It will be interesting.

#10 Red17

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 19:12

MotorsTV will be broadcasting the Grand Am race live on Friday night (for europeans) and the Nationwide race live on Saturday.

http://www.motorstv....=2012-07-27&h=4

http://www.motorstv....=2012-07-28&h=4

Im hopefull that I should be able to watch it this weekend. I have been on a diet so long that my mind is already asking «what bes racing?». The adiction must be restored.

A few things to look out for:

- The White Shark, will the white line claim stock cars the same way as it claimed batmobiles back in May?

- Is the GoDaddy driver plotting revenge?

- Will Jeff Gordon finally break his jinx?

#11 BetaVersion

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 19:13

Best thing of it will be the Rolex Grand-Am race imo

PS: Does anybody know which tv channel broadcast Grand-Am's qualifying, please?

Edited by BetaVersion, 26 July 2012 - 19:14.


#12 Magoo

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 20:30

PS: Does anybody know which tv channel broadcast Grand-Am's qualifying, please?


ESPN8, the Ocho.

#13 Myrvold

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 21:13

CUP NEWS FLASH...
The ABQ Blue Meth sponsored Penske 22 will be driven by JV.

Jp


CUP? Penske? Sprint? JV? What? Joke?

EDIT: Yeah, I'm a fish... :p I took the bate.

Edited by Myrvold, 26 July 2012 - 21:15.


#14 BetaVersion

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 21:34

ESPN8, the Ocho.

:rotfl:
That movie is great and Ben Stiller is funny :D

#15 Risil

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 23:17

CUP NEWS FLASH...
The ABQ Blue Meth sponsored Penske 22 will be driven by JV.


The last person who ordered Jacques Villeneuve to get a haircuit was Max Mosley, and look what happened to him... Penske's shrewder than that.

For this reason I call BS on your rumour-mongering

Edited by Risil, 26 July 2012 - 23:18.


#16 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 23:27

JP is a master baiter.

#17 jonpollak

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:57

BinJerkin' to her savvy banter today..

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#18 Jambo

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:32

My driving is going to be on the TV this weekend on the NASCAR broadcast :p

#19 Dmitriy_Guller

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:44

I predict that JPM will lead 110 laps, only to hit the ambulance with 10 laps to go during the caution.

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#20 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 13:21

BinJerkin' to her savvy banter today..

Jp

She looks more and more like India Summer/

#21 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 13:25

:lol:

#22 Xpat

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 13:30

She looks more and more like India Summer/


:eek:

<clutches pearls, monocle falls from eye>

I am sure I do not know who that is!

<faints from the vapours>

#23 gm914

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 13:32

She looks more and more like India Summer/

I've always thought so. :lol:
Still waiting for that scene... :blush:

#24 Option1

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 14:46

:lol: Nice arse shame about the tits.

#25 the9th

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 16:13

OT: Everyone else fired up for NASCAR's Road to Recovery?
Is AJ the only contestant or will Lindsay Lohan be in it? Will he make it on fuel, stay off the grass, blow his pipe, drain battery acid? Will he be told to stay high? Looks like fun.
Ok, back to porn.

#26 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 16:24

Interesting that there is no on-track activity today.

#27 Victor_RO

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 16:35

Interesting that there is no on-track activity today.


There is some on-track activity, but it's on the road course (Grand-Am and Conti Tire Series).

#28 Risil

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 16:57

I'm sure with enough caution periods they could run both races simultaneously.

#29 Pikachu Racing

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 17:23

NASCAR race at Indy lost its luster big time. Last good race was around 98.

#30 Dmitriy_Guller

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 17:25

NASCAR race at Indy lost its luster big time. Last good race was around 98.

NASCAR needs the apron at Indy more than even Indycars.

#31 Giannazzo

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 19:24

NASCAR needs the apron at Indy more than even Indycars.


I agree :up: the apron would be a significant improvement. Don't know if it would be enough though

#32 jonpollak

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 20:00

So...a wet surface and super-sub drivers are about to battle on the old F1 track. Sounds like the must watch event of the weekend right?

Jp


#33 Red17

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 20:02

/troll
Wow... they actually have wet racing in america!
/troll

#34 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 20:05

Oh this looks sweet

#35 Juablo

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 20:06

Furniture Row are running a tribute to the victims of the Colorado shooting this weekend.

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#36 Red17

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 20:20

LOL! Speed TV cuts to comercial seconds before the green only to come back.

#37 jonpollak

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 20:32

Oval drying and road course still soaked.
Yee ha.
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#38 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 20:46

Nope, Grand-Am is still shit.

#39 Option1

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 20:58

And still far and away the most mind blowingly ugliest prototypes on this planet or any other.

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#40 Watkins74

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 21:09

Nope, Grand-Am is still shit.

I thought the Grand-Am race was better than the Indycar race at Detroit when they shared the weekend.

#41 Watkins74

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 21:10

And still far and away the most mind blowingly ugliest prototypes on this planet or any other.

Neil

True but the Corvette DP isn't to bad.

Edited by Watkins74, 27 July 2012 - 21:10.


#42 Option1

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 21:19

It was getting boring when it was dry. Now it's absolutely p!ssing down and they're under full course yellow, and it's quite entertaining in a clown on ice skates kind of way.

Neil

#43 jonpollak

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 21:19

Cue Annie Lennox...
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#44 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 21:26

Well at least it seems to have stopped, or at least eased off. Ridiculous conditions when it came down.

#45 jonpollak

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 21:44

Cue George Harrison.
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#46 Option1

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 22:25

Ahh yeh Rojas, umm no.

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#47 discover23

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 23:09

Too much banging in NASCAR Montoya has forgotten how to make a clean pass. The first move I dont think it was fault entirely.

Edited by discover23, 28 July 2012 - 12:30.


#48 Dmitriy_Guller

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 00:06

And still far and away the most mind blowingly ugliest prototypes on this planet or any other.

Neil

What makes sportscar racing utterly boring is that it's all about the cars, and while sophisticated, those aren't ground-breaking cars anymore. The problem with fixing it like NASCAR does is that it becomes about nothing at all.

#49 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 00:10

And apart from the 'marquee races' the drivers are.....who?

#50 Risil

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 00:11

What makes sportscar racing utterly boring is that it's all about the cars, and while sophisticated, those aren't ground-breaking cars anymore. The problem with fixing it like NASCAR does is that it becomes about nothing at all.


Zackly. And where the car preparation work does come into it (who believes each engine really does exactly 500bhp?), it's all very cloak and dagger and the stories of interest are suppressed.

Edited by Risil, 28 July 2012 - 00:12.