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Old 03-07-2014, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I hate that they've moved the Milwaukee race to the dead of summer. Put it back the week following the Indy 500 where it belongs. That miserable course in Detroit is a buzzkill.
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:50 PM
 
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Tony George succeeded in starting the death of IndyCar and NASCAR drove in the final nails by forcing out races at tracks like KY
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:30 PM
 
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I still watch Indy 500 but even its not the race it once was with the speicals and variety. George killed Indy car racing long ago ;in reality.
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:58 PM
 
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And wait till you see this years qualifying changes for the 500. They ruined it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-15-2014, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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New entitlement partner drives innovation, tech

Good for Indycar to have a sponsor like Verizon come on board.
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Old 03-15-2014, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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I thought Verizon has been a sponsor (if only for Penske) for sometime.

Anyway the schedule is fine. I would like to see Circuit of the Americas and maybe an oval or two more (Phoenix International Raceway perhaps) replacing a street course. I don't mind them but I understand the safety concerns after Dario's career ending crash last year during a street course. That said, the shorter schedule is nice and maybe something another racing sanctoning body should look at doing...

I wonder how JPM will do returning to open-wheel. He stunk in NASCAR only getting a handful of top 5's and maybe two handfuls of top 10's and a few road course wins. The current DW12 Indy Cars are different enough from the Champ Cars he previously did good in.

I do wish for more successful American drivers (though my favorite is the Aussie Will Powers) but many American drivers rather be in covered wheels it seems (that or are fine with midgets and silver crowns.) It's kinda sad but it's just the way of the world of motorsports.
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Old 03-15-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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I thought Verizon has been a sponsor (if only for Penske) for sometime.

Anyway the schedule is fine. I would like to see Circuit of the Americas and maybe an oval or two more (Phoenix International Raceway perhaps) replacing a street course. I don't mind them but I understand the safety concerns after Dario's career ending crash last year during a street course. That said, the shorter schedule is nice and maybe something another racing sanctoning body should look at doing...

I wonder how JPM will do returning to open-wheel. He stunk in NASCAR only getting a handful of top 5's and maybe two handfuls of top 10's and a few road course wins. The current DW12 Indy Cars are different enough from the Champ Cars he previously did good in.

I do wish for more successful American drivers (though my favorite is the Aussie Will Powers) but many American drivers rather be in covered wheels it seems (that or are fine with midgets and silver crowns.) It's kinda sad but it's just the way of the world of motorsports.
Yeah, they have sponsored Penske cars for a while now, but I feel they're a much better title sponsor than IZOD.

My issue with the street courses is not safety concerns, I just don't think it is brings very good racing. I think Phoenix would be a good replacement and definitely Circuit of the Americas.

I think Montoya will finish 4th-7th in the standings, maybe one win.

IMO they would rather be in covered wheels because that's where the money is. Jeff Gordon was planning for Indy all of his life, but all of a sudden he liked stock cars better. You can't tell me it wasn't because of the money Hendrick offered. Even Kyle Larson hinted that he wanted to be in NASCAR because of how much more exposure he would get vs. Indycar. As for midgets and silver crown cars, I think Indycar has become such a different world that some of the drivers who would be interested just aren't interested anymore, which is sad.

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Old 03-16-2014, 12:04 AM
 
Location: North York
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I still watch Indy 500 but even its not the race it once was with the speicals and variety. George killed Indy car racing long ago ;in reality.
Amen. Back before George pulled his tantrum the Indy 500 didn't need any gimmicks. They had packed stands for pole day and bump day. In fact they actually had bump days then. Penske got bumped out of the last real Indy 500 back in 1995.

Before the sperm lottery winner pulled his tantrum IndyCar had:

- 4 engine manufacturers
- 3-4 chassis manufacturers
- 1 or 2 ride buyers, the rest were paid do drive fully sponsored cars
- full stands everywhere
- TV ratings that challenged NASCAR

Now look at the steaming turd he has left behind. A spec series with eye searingly ugly cars. Empty stands everywhere. Even the Indy 500 has 25000 empty seats last year.

Formula Tony is going to be lucky to hang onto the races it has never mind adding anymore. If they race at COTA or Phoenix it'll be because they rent the track.

IndyCar racing used to be the most exciting racing on the planet. Now it is a spec series filled with wankers and ride buyers.

Thanks Tony.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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^^hehe well said. Indy is a joke now-a-days.
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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IndyCar Ups The Ante For 500-Mile Races | National Speed Sport News

Not a bad move IMO.
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