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Old 02-27-2019, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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The 2019 IndyCar season is right around the corner. First race is March 10th in St. Petersburg FL @ 12:30 PM ET.
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Old 02-27-2019, 02:32 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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17 races on 3 street courses, 5 ovals and 9 road tracks.

In my opinion, anyway, it is a better mix of tracks, although some of the street races have just been crash fests in the past.
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Old 02-28-2019, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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17 races on 3 street courses, 5 ovals and 9 road tracks.

In my opinion, anyway, it is a better mix of tracks, although some of the street races have just been crash fests in the past.
That is one thing I like about IndyCar (at least compared to NASCAR) is the mix of road, oval, and street. Glad they decided to bring Laguna Seca back and keep Portland. Both should be good races.
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Old 03-11-2019, 04:25 PM
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Wasn't a bad race, but it wasn't a great race. Same problem as F1, a lot of races are won with pit strategy rather than out of track.

There are a couple things I like better about Indycar than F1 - push-to-pass makes more sense than DRS; the "impeding" rule in qualifying, while brutal, at least attempt to give everyone a fair chance; the cars and wings are a little more beefy, meaning that minor contact doesn't spew knife-sharp carbon fiber shards everywhere.
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Murrica
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I have tickets for the inaugural Indy race here in Austin. Tickets are 1/10th the cost of F1.
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Old 03-24-2019, 09:57 PM
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Not a bad race, although I think the track limits rule was a huge mistake and caused more problems than it solved.

But, wow, congrats on that win, may it be the first of many! Hoping for better for Rosenqvist!

Also, sorry, announcers, but I remember Ferrucci and his father from their infamous F2 behavior - generally I am happy to root for up-and-coming drivers, but not this one.
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Old 03-26-2019, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Murrica
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The race wasn't bad. I figured they'd get spread out like they did.

Everyone in my section liked the stadium super trucks best. Robby Gordon puts on a good show.
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Old 03-26-2019, 06:12 PM
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Didn't see much of the crowd in the shots - what was attendance like? It looked like some of the grassy areas (no riser seating) were pretty full, but it also looks like those areas are small.
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:01 PM
 
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COTA always has a good crowd in the general admission, those are the grassy areas.

I was in turn 15 and it was probably 60% filled. Turn 12 was maybe 40% full. Nowhere near the crowd that F1 gets. And that's with much lower prices.
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Old 03-27-2019, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Except for one at a corner, the grandstands, including the main one, had very few spectators - probably numbering in the hundreds for each.

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