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#1 kevthedrummer

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 00:01

It's seven years today since Greg's final race. Personally, my interest in CART has never been quite the same since. Greg always came across as a very decent human being, one who just happened to be a great racing driver. Although the records show only five CART victories I think he was one of most promising drivers of his era. Would he have gone to Formula 1? I think he would eventually but he was in no hurry. At 24 he already had four seasons in CART behind him and time, seemingly, on his side. Perhaps the best indication of the esteem Greg was held in was CART's decision to permanently retire his number 99. One of our sports great 'what ifs?' and sadly missed.

RIP Greg. :cry:

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#2 biercemountain

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 11:46

Like yourself, my interest in CART diminished considerably after Greg's fatal accident. I too saw him as being a future CART champion. What a sad day that was...

#3 lustigson

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 12:33

Seven years? :eek:

RIP

#4 Henri Greuter

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 12:57

I can't stand Penske Racing but Greg was the guy who would have made me a supporter of a Penske entry for the first ever time in my live.
Any coincidence between the death of Greg and the collapse of CART that began in 2000?

Thanks for the memories Greg,


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#5 Angry Onion

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 14:19

I remember greatly enjoying the 1996 season until Jeff Krosnoff's death... but I got over it somehow, even if I didn't find as much pleasure in CART as before, and even though I still occasionally get mental images of the wreckage of his car.

But Gonzalo Rodriguez' and Moore's death were just too much. I have watched the occasional CART/Champ Car race since then, but it was in a kind of stupor, caused not so much by lack of on-track action as by the lingering awareness of Krosnoff, Rodriguez, Moore, and all the other people who would never race again.