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Discussion in 'Other Racing' started by BartonWorkman, Mar 11, 2019.
It kicked azz, lighter crowds made for a good time...
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Oh, so trying to appeal to an audience that is shrinking at an unprecedented rate both in paid attendance
and on TV.
Interesting strategy, good luck to them.
or, NBC is realizing they vastly overpaid for both NASCAR content and Jr's services and are trying to figure out a way to recoup that expense...
Indycar is on the rise, as is IMSA; so no surprise NBC is trying to cross-pollinate with NASCAR and it's widely publicized decline (implosion)
Nascar hasn't been a blip on my radar since David Pearson and Richard Petty.
OK, I'll admit I check the results of Watkins Glen nascar just to see who among the current drivers is actually a driver.
The race today has been great thus far and there are still 20 laps to go.
I noticed WilliamH was out there racing the #69 Huracan Evo earlier today. Those cars look like fun...wish I could see them race in person.
This is an Indycar thread....what race are you talking about?
Yep, I enjoyed it as well. It was good to see another team (Rahal) get out there and do well in addition to the Penske, Ganassi, and Andretti teams. Looking forward to binging on Motorsports next weekend - MotoGP at COTA, IndyCar Long Beach GP, and of course F1 in Shanghai. I may need a little help watching them all live.
There was a Lambo Super Trofeo immediately prior to the IndyCar main event.
^^Next weekend is gonna be great for race fans!
My post was made during the Indy race with 20 laps to go. The post above this one answered your question before I could. WilliamH was in the Super Trofeo car race right before the Indy Cars. I watched the 911 GT3 race and Super Trofeo races this AM (same event as Indy). I only mentioned it because William is/was an Fchat member. Sorry for any confusion.
COTA: youngest winner ever
Barber: average age of podium finisher was ~40
take that ya damn kids
gotta love Sato's enthusiasm. 42 years old, raced F1, won Indy 500, still as excited as a kid.
Yes, the podium was full of wiley old guys, Sato, Dixon and Bourdais (seems funny
calling Bourdais and old guy).
Race was interesting, everyone who tried the 3-stop strategy for track placement pretty
much fell on their face. Some teams were having problems with set-ups for the track.
The Penskes in particular were no where and the Chevy teams seemed very much off-footed.
Long Beach is going to be interesting.
Alonso's McLaren Indy 500 challenger livery revealed.
The F-1 livery looks fantastic on the Indy Car.
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Honda would hate to see him win.
Imagine Alonso pulls this off though.
Within the space of less than a year, he would win at Le Mans in his first appearance,
the Sebring WEC 1000KMs and Indy.
Say what you will, the guy is a talent.
I'm pulling for him but it sounds like McLaren themselves have been doing the car setup work this time around instead of Andretti and that concerns me. Andretti is fast at Indy.
McLaren can't perform in F1 and they've been there forever!
There was mention during the broadcast on Sunday that there is a test coming up this
week at Texas where Alonso will be driving the car for the first time.
A very different track than Indy so it must be for a shake down run and to get the crew in
Here is a 16 minute video of Alonso's test today with test footage and Alonso interview. Video is about half way down the story.
I'm sorta curious how many of the staff are ex-McLaren F1 staff or have they been plucked from other teams. Having access to McLaren's super computers can't hurt, but the experience or lack thereof in this case of the crew and team might be a weak link here on this newly formed team. I know ex-Force India boss Bob Fernley is running things and he has Indycar experience, but that was long ago.
Scott Dixon must wonder whether he'll ever win at Barber. What was that, his SIXTH runner-up finish without a win? At least it's still good toward season points.
That is quite an interesting statistic. The Ice Man just can't seem to make it happen there.
I've never been a Sato fan. I still blame him for ending Dario Franchitti's career. Not thrilled about his win.
I don't think Rosenqvist is going to make it three laps into the race tomorrow before he crashes.
Rossi - Rossi - Rossi!
About as dominant as one can possibly be - Alexander Rossi is King of the Beach for two years in a row.
He drove very well. Good for him! overall some good racing. Too bad two Rossi's didn't get the top step today (MotoGP).
Most dominant performance I can recall in an IndyCar race for awhile, never in doubt and no cautions to bump it back up. Not sure if I'm a Rossi fan or not but hats off on the drive!