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Old 07-07-2014, 12:29 PM
 
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I was an Indy car fan growing up in the 50's when the 500 was not televised. Went to a PPV in a theater in Trenton NJ (I think it was 1964). I remember the 500 having 33 starters but the smaller tracks, Trenton, Milwaukee sometimes only having 15-18 cars. Those races were pretty pathetic with only maybe 2-3 cars as having a chance to win. That's when I started watching NASCAR. Full fields of 40+at all the tracks over one mile with the 1/3 -1/2 mile tracks still getting 30 cars. I found NASCAR much more exciting and even the better Indy drivers could pull off a win once in a while. Foyt, Andretti, and Dan Gurney winning on the road courses.
Never could find the excitement in Indy car that I once had.

So I don't blame Indy car's failure on Cart or any particular sanctioning group. I blame it on lack of exciting competition. Except for the Indy 500( still the greatest spectacle in racing) Indy car is just another form of racing that appeals to a much smaller audience.
indeed, i find myself drawn to formula one more than indycar racing these days, and i am not a fan of formula one either.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Well NASCAR ain't exactly packing them in either. Motorsports in general seem on a giant decline. With kids giving up on driving it's no wonder. I'm surprised INDYcar is still around. It's so mis-managed it's an embarrassment. Man I miss CART. Good stuff there.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:25 AM
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Well NASCAR ain't exactly packing them in either. Motorsports in general seem on a giant decline. With kids giving up on driving it's no wonder. I'm surprised INDYcar is still around. It's so mis-managed it's an embarrassment. Man I miss CART. Good stuff there.
I think many kids have given up on any kind of sport that requires them to put down the control device and go out side.
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:02 AM
 
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I think many kids have given up on any kind of sport that requires them to put down the control device and go out side.
so very true
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:07 AM
 
Location: 18011
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I was also at the Pocono race last weekend, and it was a good show. Pocono has made great improvements to the track and the facility, the Indy drivers and cars are very accessible to the fans, and the weather was great. I can't help but think that Indy at Pocono would do better on a different weekend. There is just too much other stuff going on over the fourth of July.
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:49 AM
 
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I think many kids have given up on any kind of sport that requires them to put down the control device and go out side.
Ain't that the (sad) truth. =/
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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At least it had good ratings for an Indycar event - 1.1 which is right around what the Nationwide Series usually draws. It was the highest rated Indycar race outside of Indianapolis for ABC.
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:41 PM
 
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To be honest that track sucks to be at no matter where you sit so I wouldn't be surprised if NASCAR drops that track as well. Not to bad on TV but Live I think its not to good. I've been to a few tracks like Poconos, Dover, Daytona, New Hampshire and Richmond and my fav is the Monster Mile.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:19 AM
 
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To be honest that track sucks to be at no matter where you sit so I wouldn't be surprised if NASCAR drops that track as well. Not to bad on TV but Live I think its not to good. I've been to a few tracks like Poconos, Dover, Daytona, New Hampshire and Richmond and my fav is the Monster Mile.
i like dover also, but then i am a sucker for high banked action, especially a short track that is high banked.
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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To be honest that track sucks to be at no matter where you sit so I wouldn't be surprised if NASCAR drops that track as well. Not to bad on TV but Live I think its not to good. I've been to a few tracks like Poconos, Dover, Daytona, New Hampshire and Richmond and my fav is the Monster Mile.
Really? I enjoyed it. I sat at the highest point in the uncovered section and could see all the track from there, pit entry, pit exit and super nice view of the entry to the straight. Maybe it's its length?
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