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#1001 B Squared

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:07

Don't think Foyt will roll out a 3rd car.


From what I understand, it could still happen.

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#1002 BRG

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 20:36

What about Steve Austin who should drive for Foyt?

I'd pay to see that. Especially when Foyt tries to push his new driver around...

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 20:54

I'd pay to see that. Especially when Foyt tries to push his new driver around...


Well, AJ's probably the only person who's more Texan than this guy.

#1004 Prost1997T

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 17:21

Pocono testing:

#1005 Victor_RO

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 17:50

Pocono testing:


This should be bloody brilliant. :D

#1006 Dolph

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 17:51

Briscoe gets fourth Ganassi car for Indy 500; from Speedtv:

http://auto-racing.s...n-with-ganassi/



Did Briscoe have a falling out with Penske?

#1007 B Squared

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 18:30

Did Briscoe have a falling out with Penske?

From September 2, 2012:

http://usatoday30.us...2013/57537406/1

#1008 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 18:31

It's a weird one because he's making the effort for Allmendinger, but seemingly not for Briscoe. Or Briscoe didn't want the AJ scenario and figured he'd get another full-time ride somewhere else.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 18:56

It's a weird one because he's making the effort for Allmendinger, but seemingly not for Briscoe. Or Briscoe didn't want the AJ scenario and figured he'd get another full-time ride somewhere else.


That basically sums it up to my understanding Ross.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 19:54

It's a weird one because he's making the effort for Allmendinger, but seemingly not for Briscoe. Or Briscoe didn't want the AJ scenario and figured he'd get another full-time ride somewhere else.


Briscoe was a crasher at Ganassi (and Toyota for that matter), Penske gave him enough chances. He didn't win at the 500, was in title contention once, and he barely wins races these days.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 19:57

Indeed. When you win two races in three years (same number as Ed Carpenter) driving for Penske, forgive me for not breaking out in lamentations.

Edited by Risil, 11 April 2013 - 19:57.


#1012 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 20:04

Helio's won all of one more, in the same period. But of course he has the rest of his CV to fall back on.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 20:05

Helio's won all of one more, in the same period. But of course he has the rest of his CV to fall back on.


Yeah, the 3 Indy 500s. He's also leading the current points standings :)

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 20:12

Helio also had a much stronger 2012. If he hadn't, I reckon his record at Indy might still have kept him his seat, but I'd probably have been more angry at him. Er, for what it's worth. ;)

Thank god for Dixon and Power, eh?

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 20:13

Helio also had a much stronger 2012. If he hadn't, I reckon his record at Indy might still have kept him his seat, but I'd probably have been more angry at him. Er, for what it's worth.;)

Thank god for Dixon and Power, eh?


Don't forget Marco, he's 4th in points. Might actually be a threat outside the ovals :p

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 20:45

Don't forget Marco, he's 4th in points. Might actually be a threat outside the ovals :p


Andretti Autosport are in danger of showing up the other grandees, ain't they?

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:09

Frpm Curt Cavin at the Indy Star:

Daly may get more IndyCar races

Conor Daly, who will compete in the 500 with A.J. Foyt Racing, said there are opportunities in his European-based GP3 schedule to run more IndyCar races later in the season with the team. Daly said Larry Foyt has talked about fielding a second team car in the Houston doubleheader (Oct. 5-6) since that is A.J. Foyt’s hometown. Daly returned to Indianapolis this week to participate in IndyCar’s Rookie Orientation Program at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but the session was rained out. A makeup date has not been set.

Pocono test is successful

Four IndyCar drivers completed Wednesday what was described as a successful first test at Pocono Raceway, a track that will host its first open-wheel race since 1988 on July 7. Marco Andretti, who lives a half-hour south of the Pennsylvania track in Nazareth, was first out off pit road in a car. Simon Pagenaud said lap times were about 215 mph with straightaway speeds approximately 227 mph. Michael Andretti has the track record (205.724 mph in 1986). An open test is set for July 4.

Etc.

NBC Sports Network will begin online streaming of its IndyCar races next week at Long Beach.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:23

From ESPN, Briscoe confirmed with Ganassi for Indy:

http://espn.go.com/r...ndianapolis-500

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:11

Cool video comparing lap stuffs at Barber:

(Willll's Power vs Joe SefNewgarden)
http://www.youtube.c...;v=KIsGkh2eAiA#!

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#1020 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:24

What I don't understand is that the article prompting that video, talked about the half second difference between Power and Hildebrand in qualifying and how many grid positions it was. Yet the laps shown are seemingly not those laps.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 14:06

Yeah i didnt get it either rofl. Or understood why they mad the video in a squished resolution. Said screw it and just enjoyed the onboard.

Those chicanes are rough! :/

#1022 Risil

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 14:49

Glowing endorsement from Audi boss

"Another opportunity would be IndyCar, which I think is still very popular"


Anyone know if Nigel Mansell's still happy at Newman-Haas?

Edited by Risil, 14 April 2013 - 14:51.


#1023 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 15:16

I reckon the new Grand American Le Mans won't do much for them. Audience will be about the same as Indycar but it won't be much of an 'Audi' whereas at least in Indycar they can fiddle with their turbos*





*Interpret as you like

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:50

So, will Long Beach go back to F1?

http://www.motorspor...-long-beach-gp/

I'm sure we get these rumours every couple of years.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:20

So, will Long Beach go back to F1?

http://www.motorspor...-long-beach-gp/

I'm sure we get these rumours every couple of years.


California can't afford an F1 race. As much money as is there they still don't care about it. The track is probably too short and dangerous for F1. It would definitely be like Monaco. Most of all though, I don't see any politicians letting any public funds go to this.

#1026 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:33

Certainly not if you have to add a zero to every cost.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 13:44

California can't afford an F1 race. As much money as is there they still don't care about it. The track is probably too short and dangerous for F1. It would definitely be like Monaco. Most of all though, I don't see any politicians letting any public funds go to this.


Yeah they'd need to find 0.2 miles (~320m) somewhere. I think building developments round the track would prevent any of the old F1 route being used, but I guess extending the final hairpin would be possible. The pits would need upgrading to a the European open garage type.

http://motorsportsta...-at-long-beach/

That's the least of their worries though.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 15:16

Meh. I mean California definitely has the money for it if they wanted to, specially with all the weed money they tax lately. But they just redid the Dodger's stadium, and some other stuff...

If they wanted to they definitely could fix up Long beach to be a bit more F1 friendly but to be honest I don't see it happening. They're probably just trying to negotiate a deal to get more out of their Indycar deal.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 20:21

That's the second time Bernie comes up this season. I hope this is not some lazy tactic to get his attention.
Ironically, Long Beach was one of the first venues to get booted because of the fees, 30 years certainly can change minds.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 20:34

Do you think it's a bad omen? :/

#1031 Red17

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 20:57

Do you think it's a bad omen? :/

For Indycar? Or Long Beach?

I can imagine that if Rush somehow sticks in people's minds the organisers may feel tempted to jump boat, in a long shot.

But anything beyond that is just day dreaming, Bernie was never and is not now interested in buying Indycar. In fact, he's still pretty much linked to the split. Not to mention he's too old and happy to be running the series he took so long to shape.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:40

Mark Miles pondering late summer IndyCar road course race at IMS

I think we will see a schedule like this:

IndyCar Championship Season:

mar. Streets of St. Petersburg
mar. Streets of Ft Lauderdale???
apr. Barber Motorsports Park
apr. Streets of Long Beach
may. Indianapolis Motor Speedway
jun. Belle Isle, Detroit
jun. Texas Motor Speeway
jun. Iowa Speedway???
jul. Pocono Raceway
jul. Exhibition Place, Toronto
jul. Streets of Quebec???
aug. Streets of Baltimore
aug. Reliant Park, Houston
aug. IMS Road Course

International Non-championship Season:

jan. Sao Paulo, Brazil
jan. Argentina
feb. Italy
feb. Rich arab country
feb. Australia



#1033 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:48

Indy road course = yuck

International races that dont even pay points = pointless

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:54

2 races in Florida, really near each other in the same month? How's that supposed to work?

Don't see how an Indy road race will work either.

The international season would be good. As long as it's financially worth it for the teams they'll show up. They did for Surfers in 2008 (?)

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:57

Indy road course = yuck

International races that dont even pay points = pointless

I 100% agree that no points races abroad make no sense.

The road course at Indy is not as awful as some make it to be, i would be curious to see a race there. But then again there's only one track configuration at Indy that Indycars are supposed to use, in the month of May. Everything else would be a sacrilege.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:45

Indy road course = yuck

International races that dont even pay points = pointless


Unless there was a huge purse, nobody would show up. Have 16-18 rounds (run a few as double-headers if you choose), all in the Americas. At this stage, I think bridges were burned in Australia, and outside the Dallara connection in Italy, Europe just doesn't sound very smart. Attendance at non-F1 races in Europe is bad, and with nobody really wanting to cover the series on television, why would adding a round be in anyway successful?

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:56

Unless there was a huge purse, nobody would show up.

I thought that something along the lines of the Hawaii Super Prix was a great idea - a non championship race with a $10 million purse, including $5 million to the winner.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 14:02

Ft Lolerdale? wtf. St Pete > Lawlerdale

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 14:19

Ft Lolerdale? wtf. St Pete > Lawlerdale


Yeah. If they want to have another race in Florida, why not go back to Homestead? Or, to make things really crazy, Sebring (the full track, not the upper half they use for testing)?

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 14:53

Yeah. If they want to have another race in Florida, why not go back to Homestead? Or, to make things really crazy, Sebring (the full track, not the upper half they use for testing)?


IndyCar want another crappy street wreckfest, because they don't have enough.

http://auto-racing.s...le-street-race/

I rather want to see Homestead, but you know it's an oval.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 15:04

I don't understand Ft Lolerdale. Why them. There probably are 100 other streets that they could race on that would a. be more entertaining and b. not be Ft Lolerdale

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 15:06

I'd like another oval, but Homestead was poorly attended the last time they went there.

Sure are a lot of crapwagon-style whiners in the comments section of that article, but I guess that's nothing new.

Edited by Prost1997T, 19 April 2013 - 15:07.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 15:07

A Miami street race would be better.

Sometimes I feel like we could manage Indycar better than them

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 15:09

A Miami street race would be better.


What kind of layout?

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 15:18

something like this would be better than ft lolerdale.

(trademarked to me, spent 1,500 hours in a very expensive track layout program)

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 15:26

I rather want to see Homestead, but you know it's an oval.


I know, there's a slight shortage of ovals on the calendar right now.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 15:41

I know, there's a slight shortage of ovals on the calendar right now.


I think the issue is there are plenty of ovals. 6 of the 16 rounds are ovals. Maybe another oval wouldn't be a problem, but the main issue with the ovals is that most are all together on the schedule.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 15:54

From what I read in the article they wanted a bigger "corporate" presence in cities, where although purpose built racetracks are amazing, there isn't anything like the product placement of sponsors on the streets of a big city.

“A final deal with the city is not in place yet but what is in place is a lot of enthusiasm from the corporate community,” said ASM president John Lopes.



...which I understand, but can't they find a city that isn't so close to where they already run? It's like in F1 having a race in Barcelona and one in Valencia. Redundant.


I dunno. I mean I guess we won't know until we see the setup there. Maybe it'll produce the best street race we've seen in years, who knows.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 17:32

If they're considering Ft. Lauderdale alongside St. Pete, then they REALLY should bring back Road America and Cleveland.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 17:37

Could a race at Bristol work?

The Winston Cup cars are getting avg speeds of 130mph. I feel as though an Indy car could get an avg of 150 or more.

I would pay up to $80 to watch them race at Bristol.