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#351 teejay

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 05:40

Power had a bad weekend, but his more spectacular incidents somewhat masked the fact that Newgarden, Dixon, and Bourdais also found the wall.

 

Pagenaud, on the other hand, really was on rails.  But his job was supposedly in jeopardy just nine weeks ago.  In this field the differences between a great weekend and a dismal one are small, and if you're willing to throw Power under the bus with his record, what of Bourdais?  Rahal?  Hinch?  Hunter-Reay?  Sato?

 

You missed Marco in caps lock and bold. 



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#352 red stick

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 11:08

I was sticking to former champions, Indy 500 winners, and team leaders.    ;)

 

Robin Miller mailbag today on Power:

 

 

Q: What, in your opinion, has happened with Simon Pagenaud and Will Power? Pagenaud who looked very weak and faced speculation about being dropped by Penske after last season, is delivering powerhouse wins, while Will Power, dependably up front for years, is qualifying and racing poorly – at least by his exalted standards. What’s up?

Anthony Jenkins, Mono, Ontario

RM: Racing is all about confidence and being in a groove, and right now those two are at opposite ends of that spectrum. Simon struggled last year and lost his mojo and was certainly in danger of not being re-upped before last May’s command performance. Now he’s driving like he did in 2016-2017, and is right back in the title picture. If Power won COTA (he dominated before the caution and subsequent mechanical failure), who knows what this season would look like? I do think he’s pressing, which is only natural when your teammates are kicking ass. But he’ll snap out of it. He’s too good not to.

 

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Edited by red stick, 17 July 2019 - 11:11.


#353 Afterburner

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 16:31

Hmmmm, I suspect Afterburner may be sponsored by our hosts. Hmmmm.

The Autosport Invision PowerBoard team was on it last weekend. It’s been a tough season for us, but we know we’re better than this and we were glad to show it in Toronto with the help of Racing Comments. We got our best result of the year and are looking to carry this momentum forward into Iowa.

#354 Jim Thurman

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 16:37

Who was the actual stunt driver who drove some Indycar races a while ago? Stanton Barrett?

 

Since no one replied, correct, Risil.