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#1 red stick

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 18:15

Nashville.

Queen City of the Cumberland River.

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Home to Country Music.

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An IndyCar champion.

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Tennessee's state government.

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One of the finer law schools in the United States. (Shameless plug)

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And this weekend, the BIG MACHINE MUSIC CITY GRAND PRIX.

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The Track:

2.17 miles of flowing goodness with a unique trip over an actual water feature. Twice per lap.


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The Schedule:

All times U.S. Eastern Time

August 5
Practice 1 4:15-5:30 PM.

August 6
Practice 2 12:15-1:15 PM
Qualifying 4:30-5:45 PM

August 7
Warmup 10:15-10:45 AM
Indy Lights 1:00-2:05 PM
Race 3:15-5:45 PM



Who's here:

Simona De Silvestro appears in Paretta Autosport's last scheduled race for this season.

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And a brief view of the points, to remind ourselves what's at stake:

1. Power, 431. No, don't check your calendar. It's not 2014. :smoking:

 




2. Ericsson (-9) Still CGR's top driver. Won here last year after a short flight.

 

3. Newgarden (-32) With any luck this year's appearance at his home race will turn out better than last year's.

 




4. Dixon (-38) Still hanging in.

 




5. O'Ward (-46) How many teammates will he have next year, officially or otherwise?

 




6. Palou (-52) I have no words, so insert your own comment here.

 


 


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#2 PayasYouRace

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 18:31

There's still something incredibly cool about seeing the Indycar field crossing that bridge.

 

There's a race rewind premiering tomorrow night for people who want to follow along.

 

 

Easy to forget that Nashville already had a decent Indycar history.



#3 eibyyz

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 18:38

There's still something incredibly cool about seeing the Indycar field crossing that bridge.

 

 

 

Agreed.  Badass and stuff.



#4 juicy sushi

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 18:48

Very, very well done OP.

 

It's going to be a very desperate weekend for many.



#5 prommer

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 19:00

Thank you red stick for a timely OP!  It gives us something to do since there's nothing else to post about in motorsports right now.  :up:



#6 Muppetmad

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 19:02

I get the feeling we're in for a messy race. Still, I'll keep my fingers crossed we get to enjoy a fun race together!



#7 NickeyF1

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 19:03

Could not watch last year's race live unfortunately, so I'm pretty excited for this one.

 

Weather forecast seems tricky, we might get some lightning/heavy rain the whole weekend.

 

https://twitter.com/...789575276601344

 

/edit just saw it's forecasted for all three days not only for Sunday!


Edited by NickeyF1, 03 August 2022 - 19:04.


#8 prommer

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 19:09

In B4 they recap Ericsson's flying incident last year and Diffey starts calling him the "Soaring Swede."

 

(drink)



#9 LolaB0860

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 19:09

The event I have most looked forward to besides the 500 and Iowa

 

Remember there are track changes

https://racer.com/20...n-to-nashville/

 

And the other support races besides Indy Lights:

 

Saturday

12.30 Trans-Am - Race
18.15 Stadium Super Trucks - Race 1
19.25 SRO GTA - Race 1 (Dusk Race)
 
Sunday
10.55 SRO GTA - Race 2
17.05 Stadium Super Trucks - Race 2

Edited by LolaB0860, 03 August 2022 - 19:12.


#10 PayasYouRace

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 19:35

Bonus points for de Silvestro's car reminding me of a Valvoline Walker Racing car.



#11 red stick

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 19:37

Bonus points for de Silvestro's car reminding me of a Valvoline Walker Racing car.

Better that than a Winnebago.  The only sponsor on the car I recognize.



#12 red stick

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 19:38

Well, and The Henry Ford, a seriously cool museum that every auto racing fan should make a pilgrimage to.



#13 ANF

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 19:48

How is it already round 14?



#14 prommer

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 19:48

Better that than a Winnebago.  The only sponsor on the car I recognize.

 

Do they teach you at Vandy not to recognize the sovereignty of the University of South Carolina?



#15 red stick

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 19:56

Do they teach you at Vandy not to recognize the sovereignty of the University of South Carolina?

I wondered if anybody would catch that.

Truthfully, as a Vanderbilt graduate and Baton Rouge resident, I may be doubly obligated to ignore lesser SEC schools.   :cool:


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#16 red stick

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 20:10

How is it already round 14?


Tempus fugit.

#17 prommer

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 20:22

I wondered if anybody would catch that.

Truthfully, as a Vanderbilt graduate and Baton Rouge resident, I may be doubly obligated to ignore lesser SEC schools.   :cool:

 

I always imagined you Commodores wandering around lost in peripatetic thought, running into lamp posts and things like that, while trying to adduce the concept of nothingness following every 0-11 Vandy football season.

 

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By the way, I've never gone inside this thing to see the hot chick that I hear is in there.



#18 red stick

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 20:32

At Vanderbilt, one
securely knows the sports teams
are not important.

And Athena rules.

#19 TomNokoe

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 20:40

Hopefully not Crashville for Colton this year

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#20 juicy sushi

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 20:57

I always imagined you Commodores wandering around lost in peripatetic thought, running into lamp posts and things like that, while trying to adduce the concept of nothingness following every 0-11 Vandy football season.

I always imagined the Commodores more like this:



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Posted 03 August 2022 - 21:04

There are no "lesser" SEC teams! 😉

#22 jonpollak

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 21:14

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By the way, I've never gone inside this thing to see the hot chick that I hear is in there.

Hold the rotary dial telephone here.
Is that the Parthenon?
When did the good folks of Nashville have to fight off the Persians?

Jp

#23 GlenWatkins

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 21:16

I wondered if anybody would catch that.

Truthfully, as a Vanderbilt graduate and Baton Rouge resident, I may be doubly obligated to ignore lesser SEC schools.   :cool:

 

 

This explains alot and answers so many questions!



#24 red stick

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 21:19

Hold the rotary dial telephone here.
Is that the Parthenon?
When did the good folks of Nashville have to fight off the Persians?
Jp

Checks notes. 1897.

As reported in an earlier thread, one of my great pleasures living in Nashville in the late 1980's was having a phone number one digit off the Parthenon's.

I got an answering machine.

#25 loki

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 21:19

Hold the rotary dial telephone here.
Is that the Parthenon?
When did the good folks of Nashville have to fight off the Persians?

Jp

Same time as Beverly Hills.  Right after the Shah fell…



#26 red stick

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 21:21

This explains alot and answers so many questions!


Determinist! :D

#27 PayasYouRace

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 21:22

I always imagined the Commodores more like this:

 

More like this for me.

 



#28 ANF

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 21:47

Let's hope the bumps in the unnumbered bend before T4 have been removed. With the bumps and the bend and the fence, it was actually one of the scariest overtaking spots I have ever seen.



#29 HerbieMcQueen

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 21:55

There's still something incredibly cool about seeing the Indycar field crossing that bridge.

 

There's a race rewind premiering tomorrow night for people who want to follow along.

 

 

Easy to forget that Nashville already had a decent Indycar history.

And I'll be looking directly as them from my comfy grandstand seat as they hurtle off it. Into Turn 9, not the river.



#30 amerikalei

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 22:11

I always imagined the Commodores more like this:

Well, if Simona has a breakthrough weekend that would make an excellent victory lane anthem. 



#31 MattPete

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 22:33

When did the good folks of Nashville have to fight off the Persians?

Jp

 

Revenge for the Bowling Green massacre.



#32 paulb

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 23:29

Love the music themed, op. I look forward to hear what the drivers say about the new course.

 

Will Colton complete his escape the time?

 

One bet I would make is that there will be no inter-Penske team abuse this time.

 

The event I have most looked forward to besides the 500 and Iowa

 

Remember there are track changes

https://racer.com/20...n-to-nashville/

 

And the other support races besides Indy Lights:

 

Saturday

12.30 Trans-Am - Race
18.15 Stadium Super Trucks - Race 1
19.25 SRO GTA - Race 1 (Dusk Race)
 
Sunday
10.55 SRO GTA - Race 2
17.05 Stadium Super Trucks - Race 2

I had to do a double-take when I saw this. Trans-Am? Amazing, the series no one knows about. For what its worth, its the TA2 class that is racing, which would have a much larger field than if the Trans-Am class was running. A must watch if available.



#33 red stick

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 23:45

It probably offends way too many contractual no-nos (see, topical!), but a Bus Bros with our two heroes in dueling Stadium Super Trucks would be epic.

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 23:55



#35 eibyyz

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 00:25

There are no "lesser" SEC teams!

 

Mizzou sez hi.



#36 jonpollak

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 02:24

Missouri is in the SEC ?

Jp

#37 jonpollak

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 02:29

So what’s with the ‘green’ tyres made of guallye? Or is it gullaye?

https://www.indycar....03-guayule-tire

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#38 loki

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 02:40

What makes that ant think he can move that guayule plant

 

Just doesn’t have that same ring to it.  Frank and Doris would not be pleased…

 

ETA here’s the low down on the process/plant as it relates to tires

 

https://www.bridgest...rubber/guayule/


Edited by loki, 04 August 2022 - 02:43.


#39 MattPete

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 03:09

For Pato, from my Nashville/Knoxville era:

 



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Posted 04 August 2022 - 08:30

Guayule is the most exotic word to arrive in Indycar since Jabroc.



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Posted 04 August 2022 - 08:42

Tempus Fugit.

Isn't he the Transylvanian driver who has just signed for McLaren?

 

So, Nashville - have they done anything about the silly narrow bit across the bridge?  Widened it, or instance.  Or at least built a copy of the Baku Castle to go with the copy of the Parthenon?



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Posted 04 August 2022 - 10:22

It sounds something you try with Scrabble with random letters on your plate.

#43 LolaB0860

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 11:24

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I had to do a double-take when I saw this. Trans-Am? Amazing, the series no one knows about. For what its worth, its the TA2 class that is racing, which would have a much larger field than if the Trans-Am class was running. A must watch if available.


It should be live streamed just as SRO

Last year's race

 


Edited by LolaB0860, 04 August 2022 - 11:25.


#44 paulb

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 11:56

It should be live streamed just as SRO

Last year's race

Cool, thanks!



#45 red stick

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 17:23

Weather outlook for the weekend retains a substantial chance of rain. Be on the lookout for schedule adjustments.

#46 paulb

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 14:09

Practice day bump.



#47 ANF

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 14:12

Oh. Seven hours away, right?



#48 red stick

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 15:06

Five hours, ten, er, nine minutes.

Synchronize!

Edited by red stick, 05 August 2022 - 15:08.


#49 LolaB0860

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 16:31

So is there rain?

 

I wouldn't mind wet weather for the main race on Sunday, but the other sessions and supports... no thanks, don't mess up the schedule



#50 paulb

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 19:06

IndyLights practice underway.