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Old 06-02-2018, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City area
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We're trying to recall the name of the auto race where they'd bring together drivers (champions, maybe?) from different styles of motor racing - NASCAR, Indy, etc. We haven't seen it for at least ten years. It just came up in conversation and our old brains need help. Thanks.
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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IROC?
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Old 06-02-2018, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City area
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That's it. Thank you!
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Old 06-03-2018, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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Way back in the day, Ray Evernham used to prep the IROC cars at a shop in Tinton Falls, NJ.
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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IROC was kind cool. Short races with good drivers.
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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For me IROC was cool until the early 90s. Prior to then you had drivers from across the board (F1, LeMans/IMSA/SCCA TransAm, NASCAR, CART, and USAC) and they raced on a variety of tracks. The series even went to Mid-Ohio and Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland a couple times.

By the early 90s the series had kinda jumped the shark. The races primarily became companion events for NASCAR race weekends and the series raced almost exclusively on NASCAR ovals. By the end of the 90s the field was dominated by NASCAR and CART/IRL drivers with an occasional WoO driver like Steve Kinser or Danny Lasoski thrown into the mix.

I wouldn't mind seeing the series come back (again), but only if it's truly multi-discipline and not solely a date-filler for NASCAR weekends.
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Murrica
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I’d like to see it return also. But the NASCAR season is so long I can’t imagine how it would work.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:07 PM
 
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Back in the day, my son and I went to 4 or 5 events that had IROC as a preliminary race.

Always fun to watch
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:10 PM
 
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Way back in the day, Ray Evernham used to prep the IROC cars at a shop in Tinton Falls, NJ.
That made it a true driver's race
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