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Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



uh, i believe you meant to post a picture of dennis vitolo.



e: also i dug when Gil had the aqua on his car. sigh. we need a valvoline car back again.

Cygni fucked around with this message at Jan 11, 2018 around 18:07

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Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


Who kept giving Dennis Vitolo money to buy rides? I remeber the 34 was shared between a few drivers. When Coyne actually needed to do reasonably well he usually deputized Gualter Salles for the entry

Human Grand Prix fucked around with this message at Jan 11, 2018 around 18:17

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


De Ferran probably would have had a championship earlier if he wasn't stuck on the wrong tires between 1996-1999.

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



Basticle posted:

I would also like to know the answer to this.

I think I saw Diffey say on Twitter that he'd be doing IndyCar with a couple NASCAR races thrown in, so I'd take that to mean the full schedule.

e- https://twitter.com/leighdiffey/sta...559161412550656
https://twitter.com/leighdiffey/sta...566883814166528

I can't see what else he'd be doing because none of the other stuff he lists would conflict with IndyCar.

Dudley posted:

Yeah, it's incredibly arrogant to just assume people will line up to give you a ride. I assumed SHR were going to run her in at least Daytona but clearly that's not happening.

SHR is maxed out at 4 cars under the team cap and none of their drivers are rookies, so they can't field a fifth car for Daytona and put Danica in one of the first four. My thoughts around Ganassi included the fact they only have two full-time Cup cars (McMurray, Larson) and might be able to roll out a potentially competitive third car in a one-off if the price were right, while also putting her in a fast car in the month of May.

I don't know if she's pricing herself too high for two races (more a commentary on the overall market than Danica as this is allegedly part of why Matt Kenseth has no full-time Cup ride) or still thinks her name is enough to get her sponsorship and doesn't realize her stock is probably the lowest it's ever been though, again, I'm surprised she's in this spot as my thinking was that it was waiting to be announced.

wicka posted:

In her most recent quotes she said something regarding which “teams or team” she might sign with, implying she thinks Ganassi or Penske are still interested. Which is...odd.

If it's "team", it's Ganassi, because Penske was asked last year at Homestead and said it wasn't happening.

CBJSprague24 fucked around with this message at Jan 11, 2018 around 19:34

The Kimoa Kid
Jun 28, 2007

In Kimoa we believe that, regardless of what occurs outside, life is what happens within. Freedom is a state of mind, and limitations are too. We always chose freedom. We believe that if something frightens you a little, but it makes you happy, you should go for it. That's the essence of adventures.

I thought Ganassi turned her down as well?

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Chip's the type of dude who denies everything until the day the press announcement goes out. He doesn't normally tip his hand or leak poo poo to reporters, hence the surprise Ed Jones signing and stuff.

This was his quote from back in December:

quote:

"I was a little taken aback by how much was made of it," Ganassi said of the reaction to his discussions with the former IndyCar star. "Folks would like to see a lot of things. First and foremost, things like that have to make business sense to all the parties. I don't want to discourage the idea, but I think it's a small percentage of something happening. There's nothing imminent."

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007






Leyton House was peak Japanese bubble era, good lord

and yeah from even the briefest of glances at the Group 1001 web page, those are definitely their colors. All of them. Even the teal.

Basticle
Sep 12, 2011



I still remember it being super weird flipping thru the channels and hearing diffey doing commentary on the luge at Sochi.

Fauxhawk Express
Oct 28, 2007

I'M THE LORD JESUS CHRIST


Cygni posted:

Veach's scheme is ah... well. its certainly.... uh. well




i'm the barely legible 26 on the rear wing

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010


Peanut President posted:

Petronas doesn't own the copyright on teal.

Sure but that teal is hella Petronas

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

Respect the power of the wind

http://www.racer.com/indycar/item/1...about-500-plans

Danica and Ganassi are a no-go.

Dudley
Feb 24, 2003

Tasty



CBJSprague24 posted:

SHR is maxed out at 4 cars under the team cap and none of their drivers are rookies, so they can't field a fifth car for Daytona and put Danica in one of the first four.

Ah yes, forgot that rule.

Eyud
Aug 5, 2006



Wirth1000 posted:

Sure but that teal is hella Petronas

It's more of a mint green really, Petronas teal is much deeper/more vivid.

I really like that color scheme but the livery feels weirdly empty.

dsriggs
May 28, 2012

MONEY FALLS...

...FROM THE SKY...

...WHENEVER HE POSTS!


Harding Racing running a full-time schedule for 2018 with Gabby Chaves in the seat.

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

Respect the power of the wind

dsriggs posted:

Harding Racing running a full-time schedule for 2018 with Gabby Chaves in the seat.

Yup. Woot.

http://www.racer.com/indycar/item/1...son-with-chaves

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



Two Chili Bowls and a Busch Clash for your Friday night racing viewing pleasure: https://cytu.be/r/SASCARWinterHeat

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





I don’t have a news article yet but Marshall Pruett is tweeting that Dan Gurney has passed away.

[Edit]

https://twitter.com/RACERmag/status/952680171831574528

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Fun Shoe

harperdc posted:

I don’t have a news article yet but Marshall Pruett is tweeting that Dan Gurney has passed away.

[Edit]

https://twitter.com/RACERmag/status/952680171831574528

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



rip our president

legitimately a legend of all motorsport

The Kimoa Kid
Jun 28, 2007

In Kimoa we believe that, regardless of what occurs outside, life is what happens within. Freedom is a state of mind, and limitations are too. We always chose freedom. We believe that if something frightens you a little, but it makes you happy, you should go for it. That's the essence of adventures.

https://twitter.com/SPMIndyCar/stat...189646472794112

This is insanely cool as hell, what a huge get for IndyCar.

Dudley
Feb 24, 2003

Tasty



The best part of LeMans broadcasts was Lena getting angry at people 5 times her size in the Audi pits. That's a huge win for SSM and Hinchtown.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





wicka posted:

https://twitter.com/SPMIndyCar/stat...189646472794112

This is insanely cool as hell, what a huge get for IndyCar.

holy poo poo, that's a hell of a get. Hope she can get a grasp of IndyCars and help Hinch climb up into the championship fight.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Sounds like Hinch is getting what he wanted to resign. More engineering help, more budget, better teammate (thats his buddy no less), manufacturer testing, etc. They are definitely putting together the pieces to try to consistently challenge for race-wins.

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

Respect the power of the wind

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq8K6kLYrbc

I didn't expect this video to hype me up as much as it did.

2018 let's gooooooooooooo

gret
Dec 12, 2005

goggle-eyed freak



Cygni posted:

Sounds like Hinch is getting what he wanted to resign. More engineering help, more budget, better teammate (thats his buddy no less), manufacturer testing, etc. They are definitely putting together the pieces to try to consistently challenge for race-wins.

I do expect Wickens to be consistently faster than Hinch, at least on the twisties, once he gets a handle on driving IndyCars though.

Bentai
Jul 8, 2004


NERF THIS!



https://jalopnik.com/what-it-takes-...-500-1822024776
Interview with Pippa Mann about racing in the 500, and her attempts to partner with the Lucas Oil School of Racing to find tomorrow's women racers.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Jay Frye posted:

“Well, part of this, again, whole process we talked about, we’ve come up with a five-year plan," Frye said on Tuesday. “The plan actually was activated and started in ’17 by freezing the current kits and then having the universal car starting in ’18, so this car will run in ’18, ’19, and ’20. End of ’18 we’ll get together with a collaboration of people and come up with what our goal or plan is for ’21 and beyond, so the plan is kind of a rolling five-year plan."

So looks like we will have 3 years of the UAK18 before whatever might come next, with the wishlisting and such for the '21 car starting end of the year.

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



IndyCar is now actively involved in trying to get Danica a ride for the 500 and ECR and DRR are two of the teams they've talked to:

quote:

“It’s big for her and fabulous for the Indianapolis 500,” Miles said. “It will create a big buzz. Who knows, maybe there will be another surprise entry. But this is certainly very big. I think it’s terribly exciting. It’s been more than two months since I first started having conversations with people but that’s all I can say about that.

“We’ll see what kind of off-track events might be organized to recognize her but right now the focus is on the ride she might be getting, how competitive she may be and what she does on the track. Her retirement is the top level of icing on the cake for us. I think it’s wonderful she has decided to make the Indianapolis 500 her retirement event.”

....“Danica has always attracted phenomenal interest and that will be the same in 2018. We have followed Janet Guthrie and all of the other woman who have followed. But Danica is attractive and feisty and competitive, and fans all over the world were intrigued. She is a great draw for the sport.”

http://autoweek.com/article/indycar...8#ixzz54VSl6DPY

Minto Took
Dec 4, 2002



Fun Shoe

MacFoon
Jul 25, 2007


BMB5150 posted:

You all should listen to Dinner with Racers podcast with Paul Tracy. Talks about how his father beat up the flagman/brother to the owner of the track, partied with Lance Armstrong and 10 prostitutes, his various hirings and firings, among many other things.

As for Indycar, I can finally go to a drat race that it's close enough to Seattle. I'll just have to shove the Portland Indycar race in the middle of PAX West.

The Paul Tracy ep is a must-listen (The whole podcast series is excellent)

Especially part II where he:

Reveals that his first wife was so anxious about his racing after witnessing the Scott Brayton and Greg Moore crashes that she became addicted to pills and later ODed and died

and

Being in the room at the hospital when they brought in Dan Wheldon after the Vegas crash and his head was “flat like a pancake”

I originally thought he was kind of a dick, but now I wanna give him a hug

Reynold
Feb 14, 2012

Suffer not the unclean to live.

"But Danica is attractive and feisty..."

lol what

I just hope she doesn't hurt anybody when she crashes out.

The Kimoa Kid
Jun 28, 2007

In Kimoa we believe that, regardless of what occurs outside, life is what happens within. Freedom is a state of mind, and limitations are too. We always chose freedom. We believe that if something frightens you a little, but it makes you happy, you should go for it. That's the essence of adventures.

Reynold posted:

"But Danica is attractive and feisty..."

lol what

I just hope she doesn't hurt anybody when she crashes out.

She only crashed at Indy once and that was when Briscoe hit her...

Reynold
Feb 14, 2012

Suffer not the unclean to live.

Oh I'm not saying she was a terrible Indycar driver back in the day, and I'm not hating on her for no reason, but it's been a long time since she's run in Indycar, and the years in NASCAR have not been kind. There are drivers who have come back to the series and done well of course, but I don't expect her to place better than she did seven years ago before she left, and her mounting frustrations and inability to stay competitive over there can't have done much for her confidence and capability. I'll be pleasantly surprised if she manages to pull off a top 10 or something, but that's not my expectation.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





Marshall Pruett's guest on the week in IndyCar this week is John Andretti, which is a good interview (still a bit left in it for me) and a good reminder that the Porsche-March IndyCars were pretty awesome



PYF IndyCar paint schemes, 1980s to pre-Nigel era

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



https://twitter.com/bobpockrass/sta...952946101907456

Oh, that's what they meant by "personal services contract".

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


harperdc posted:

Marshall Pruett's guest on the week in IndyCar this week is John Andretti, which is a good interview (still a bit left in it for me) and a good reminder that the Porsche-March IndyCars were pretty awesome



PYF IndyCar paint schemes, 1980s to pre-Nigel era





For those that haven't read it, here is the background on the "Pancake Porsche";

http://8w.forix.com/march90p.html

The Kimoa Kid
Jun 28, 2007

In Kimoa we believe that, regardless of what occurs outside, life is what happens within. Freedom is a state of mind, and limitations are too. We always chose freedom. We believe that if something frightens you a little, but it makes you happy, you should go for it. That's the essence of adventures.

CBJSprague24 posted:

https://twitter.com/bobpockrass/sta...952946101907456

Oh, that's what they meant by "personal services contract".

Lmao, is this really saying she didn’t approach them until late December? What the gently caress was she doing before that?

KingShibby
Jan 30, 2004

Wherever you go, whatever you do, I will be right here waiting for you...



Yams Fan

wicka posted:

Lmao, is this really saying she didn’t approach them until late December? What the gently caress was she doing before that?

Apparently getting boned by Aaron Rodgers

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Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Aaron Rodgers is amazing. I would let him gently caress me.

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