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#601 Disgrace

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 18:10

Penske 1-2-3-4 in the championship next season? What a line-up.



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#602 Afterburner

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 19:11

Did not see this one coming at all--but then again, that would be just like Simon, wouldn't it? :p

#603 Ben1445

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 19:17

I'm absolutely over the moon  :clap: 

Can't think of mush else to say, other than bring on 2015.



#604 Risil

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 19:47

Monster line-up from Penske. Quite reminiscent of the old Andretti Green IRL team of Franchitti, Kanaan, Wheldon and Herta. Except with one extra oldhead.

 

I hope Schmidt-Peterson can keep the good thing going.



#605 Risil

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 20:00

According to Scott Pruett's latest dispatch Sebastian Saavedra's dad got in a punch-up with his son's chief mechanic at the Sonoma weekend! SCANDAL. I get the feeling this may be one of those stories that only comes out once the driver has left the team.

 

Daniel Abt to Indycar seems to be a legit rumour. And then tucked away right at the bottom, the heartbreaking news that Jack Hawksworth is unlikely to continue with Bryan Herta Autosports, whose main sponsor did an SS United heading into the Toronto weekend and may not even make the grid for 2015. Jack the Lad is pencilled in for a second seat at Foyt Racing but anyone who's followed a few Indycar Silly Season threads will register the appropriate intake of breath.

 

Come to think of it, wouldn't Hawksworth be ideal as a replacement for Toyota-bound Mike Conway in the one-half-of-Ed-Carpenter slot?


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#606 stewie

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 22:45

Nice one to Mr Pagenaud, he really deserves it - a cracking driver who has spent the last 3yrs getting cracking results. 2015 will be interesting!



#607 whitewaterMkII

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 02:29

As if Power wasn't skittish enough, Penske hires Pagenaud. That will cause some unforced errors IMO. Helio and Montoya better enjoy themselves next year, and better be looking over their shoulders, looks like Penske is making a youth movement. I think JPM has one more year on his contract, if brings home the Borg Warner, he may get another two years, otherwise I think he's done.



#608 pacificquay

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 07:53

If Penske can get the number 4, he'll have cars numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 which is quite impressive



#609 Victor_RO

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 08:09

If Penske can get the number 4, he'll have cars numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 which is quite impressive

 

Tim Cindric confirmed that Pags will run car #22.



#610 pacificquay

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 08:24

Pity



#611 Imateria

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 13:32

I think I'm going to call it now, Pagenaud 2015 champion.



#612 Muppetmad

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 13:49

I think the key thing for Pagenaud will be the ovals. He should have the pace on road/street courses as he has done up to now, but it's whether he can adapt to having a (theoretically) great oval car and making the most of it that will probably decide if he can win the title. I have every confidence he can, though.



#613 Dolph

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 15:32

Tim Cindric confirmed that Pags will run car #22.

 

Didn't Penske have the number 6 car? Isn't number 6 a traditional Penske number!?



#614 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 15:37

I thought 6 was a Newman-Haas number?



#615 Victor_RO

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 15:48

Looks like Penske did use #6 for Hornish and Briscoe up to 2011 in IRL/ICS, but traditionally 6 was a Newman-Haas number in CART, and more specifically an Andretti number for about a decade.



#616 B Squared

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 16:02

Mark Donohue routinely used the number 6 from early on in the Penske days.



#617 Andrew Hope

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 16:08

Anyone know where a Canadian might be able to lay a couple paycheques on Pagenaud to win the title next year? Bodog won't have 2015 IndyCar futures up until about 2015.



#618 Dolph

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 16:11

I thought 6 was a Newman-Haas number?

 

It was, but Penske had it before and also after.
 



#619 whitewaterMkII

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 02:18

Anyone know where a Canadian might be able to lay a couple paycheques on Pagenaud to win the title next year? Bodog won't have 2015 IndyCar futures up until about 2015.

Sorry drew, checked the vegas sports books and these are the only futures I coud find:



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#620 jonpollak

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 02:43

Well, the Royal baby need to be another Male right ?( Heir and the Spare ) if it's a girl they just drown it or something no?

#621 Risil

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 17:23

I think you bet on whether it's born with scales and forked tongue or just scales.



#622 BRG

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 17:56

Well, the Royal baby need to be another Male right ?( Heir and the Spare ) if it's a girl they just drown it or something no?

No.  We have been dragged kicking and screaming into the 19th century and now girls can inherit as well as boys.  And of course we already have a female monarch not to mention several predecessors.

 

Now all the US needs to do is elect a female president to join us in trying to catch up with modern times.



#623 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 18:20

Female is old-hat, we went straight to electing a minority.



#624 Xpat

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 00:08

Mark Donohue routinely used the number 6 from early on in the Penske days.

 

What number did Ben-Hur use?  :p



#625 Option1

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 04:15

What number did Ben-Hur use?  :p

VI

 

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#626 B Squared

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 09:56

Since the quote button still does not work on a routine basis, I've had to format in this manner.

Dolph post #613 "Isn't number 6 a traditional Penske number!?"

Xpat post #624 "What number did Ben-Hur use?"

 

Xpat, I mentioned Mark Donohue using the number 6 in response to traditional Penske numbers. For me, traditions can go back many years. I saw Mark Donohue run many times with the number 6 in a Penske car - I'm not sure how that is regarded as funny - it's a fact.
 



#627 Xpat

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 09:59

Since the quote button still does not work on a routine basis, I've had to format in this manner.

Dolph post #613 "Isn't number 6 a traditional Penske number!?"

Xpat post #624 "What number did Ben-Hur use?"

 

Xpat, I mentioned Mark Donohue using the number 6 in response to traditional Penske numbers. For me, traditions can go back many years. I saw Mark Donohue run many times with the number 6 in a Penske car - I'm not sure how that is regarded as funny - it's a fact.
 

 

I was trying to make a joke about your age. You know, since Donohue's been dead for 40 years.



#628 B Squared

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 10:03

The topic at that point was tradition, I was unaware of time constraints on that. Hilarious you are.



#629 Xpat

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 12:24

The topic at that point was tradition, I was unaware of time constraints on that. Hilarious you are.

 

Old people don't get my youthful sense of humor.

 

I'll stay off your lawn. 


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#630 B Squared

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 12:37

Age has nothing to do with it, a properly informed 10 year old could answer questions in the regards to the historical nature asked about the number 6 and its relation to Team Penske. You do not have to live in a certain era to be able to answer questions about it. Which lawn are you talking about anyway?



#631 Xpat

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 12:40

Age has nothing to do with it, a properly informed 10 year old could answer questions in the regards to the historical nature asked about the number 6 and its relation to Team Penske. You do not have to live in a certain era to be able to answer questions about it. Which lawn are you talking about anyway?

 

Jesus, you've forgotten about your lawn.

 

Lumosity



#632 B Squared

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 12:46

Touche', I guess my laugh meter was turned off this morning. All the best.



#633 B Squared

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 15:33

Hinchcliffe expected to be named at Schmidt on Tuesday, from the Indy Star:

 

http://www.indystar....esday/16580519/

 

 



#634 billm99uk

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 21:32

Female is old-hat, we went straight to electing a minority.

 

Meh! Old hat too. We had a Jew running the show over 100 years ago (well, an ex-Jew actually)...


Edited by billm99uk, 02 October 2014 - 21:33.


#635 Risil

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 21:46

Yeah, we were electing minorities before we even had a democracy! Suck it America.


Edited by Risil, 02 October 2014 - 21:46.


#636 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 21:50

Meh! Old hat too. We had a Jew running the show over 100 years ago (well, an ex-Jew actually)...

 

Pffft Jews have been running the world since *checks conspiracy handbook* well, whenever.

 

Next you'll be telling me the Aristocracy is a minority



#637 wattoroos

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 11:47

Damien Power (Will's comedian brother) with a pretty funny stand up routine on Will

 



#638 Andrew Hope

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 15:46

F1 and Done had a great interview with Paul Page on the last podcast.



#639 maverick69

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 16:21

Apologies if this has been posted:

 

http://www.racer.com...-cover-at-cota#!AK_Screengrab_3