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All-purpose open-wheel (F1, IRL) racing thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by crimsonace, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Speaking of IndyCar, tough to get excited about the doubleheader this weekend at Indy. Has any venue - anywhere - ever hosted four races in the same season?
  2. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I was driving home from vacation last year when, out of nowhere, a half dozen McLarens, a few Ferraris, three Lamborghinis, a couple Porsche 911 GT3RSs, two Mercedes AMG GTs and one Dodge Charger, flew past us driving 150 mph. I was doing 85 and they passed me like I was standing still.

    Turns out, it was some Cannonball Run-esque supercar rally (I’m still trying to wrap my head around the owner of the Charger getting involved). Wild to see, but scary as shit to have 20 cars bearing down on you in your rearview at those speeds.

    EDIT to add: I was originally doing 85. By the time the last car passed me, I looked down at the speedo and I was approaching 100 mph. I guess I subconsciously increased my speed to prevent getting torpedoed. When my wife realized how fast I was going, she about had a coronary.
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  3. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    2021 IndyCar sked:

  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Wonder why the Detroit doubleheader is two weeks after the 500. That doesn't seem ideal.
  5. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Oval racing is just about disappearing from the schedule.

    I'm more than fine with that, but it's a pretty significant shift.
  6. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    We're basically back in 1979. It's CART 2.0, except this time the guy who owns the series also owns the Speedway.

    The answer to who won the Split: Roger Penske.
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  7. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    The CART guys (Penske, Ganassi, Rahal, Andretti) now run Indycar. Tony George’s oval utopia is no more.
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

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  9. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    That's too bad. It'll be interesting to see how a Renault unit will affect Red Bull.
  10. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    This is kind of hilarious.

    They have a history. It devolved into Red Bull shitting on that engine every single time they lost a race. It became the scapegoat for everything. The two sides hate each other.

    There's no way this works.
  11. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that was one of the subplots of season 1 of F1: Drive to Survive, IIRC.
  12. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

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