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Champ Car/Indy/F1 running thread II (Montreal, Turkey, IRL to RACE Daytona?!?)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, May 20, 2006.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Hornish (228.985) on the pole so far, Castroneves 2nd (228.008). Weldon 3rd (227.338).

    Danica currently 10th (224-674). Teammate Buddy Rice 14th (224.393). Vitor Meira (226.156, 6th), despite lack of sponsorship on Panther Racing sidepods1, outqualifies entire Rahal team and all Andretti-Green drivers except Kanaan, Unser Jr. failed to average 220, currently 26th.

    Stephan Gregoire currently last driver in the race (217.428, 29th).

    1No mention of Pennzoil on the car, which is dark orange with black trim and blank sidepods. Apparently Panther is broke enough that it could not afford to take the Pennzoil logos off its web site.
     
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Re: Champ Car/Indy/F1 running thread II

    Isn't the speedway really in Speedway, Ind., or am I imagining that that's what the dateline used to read in AP stories?
     
  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Re: Champ Car/Indy/F1 running thread II

    It should be the dateline, but AP insists on using Indianapolis.

    Unlike most Indy suburbs, Speedway never acquised to UNIGOV and is still an independent entity and the track sits inside its city limits. I've asked the AP folks there about it and they look at me like I'm insane ...


    Which I am, of course, but I'm right on this DAMMIT! Incorrect datelines drive me nuts.
     
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Re: Champ Car/Indy/F1 running thread II

    It's probably something I had drilled into my head when I was working in Indiana or something then. If they don't change Auburn Hills to Detroit, why are they changing Speedway to Indianapolis?
     
  5. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    Re: Champ Car/Indy/F1 running thread II

    Because Speedway is inside Indianapolis, surrounded by it.
     
  6. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Re: Champ Car/Indy/F1 running thread II

    I've been to the speedway. I've covered games/events in and around Indy. I'm well aware of the geography of Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. It's still a separate city/town/municipality and should be treated as such by AP.
     
  7. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    Re: Champ Car/Indy/F1 running thread II

    it's like the Vatican.
     
  8. abesimpson22

    abesimpson22 Guest

    Re: Champ Car/Indy/F1 running thread II

    Beat me to it.

    I can't wait until Sunday. Most fun day of the year.
     
  9. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Re: Champ Car/Indy/F1 running thread II

    It is the Vatican of auto racing.
     
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Re: Champ Car/Indy/F1 running thread II

    Bump Day used to be the most fun day of the year. Of course, that was back when more than 33 cars tried to qualify for the Indy 500. I don't know that anybody's even going to try to qualify 33rd tomorrow, much less start bumping their way in.
     
  11. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Re: Champ Car/Indy/F1 running thread II

    Only richer. And with Christmas in May.
     
  12. Jeff Gluck

    Jeff Gluck Member

    Re: Champ Car/Indy/F1 running thread II

    What happened to Champ Car/Indy thread I?
     
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