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Frond
Mar 12, 2018


Apparently Davy Jones was using a ‘96 Ilmor engine in the 500. Probably because Galles ran it in CART for Lawson/Jones.

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Fauxhawk Express
Oct 28, 2007

I'M THE LORD JESUS CHRIST


quote:

Spicy take: Hinch not making it only adds to his own history with the Speedway. If he winds up winning the race in the future, this story — pole, major accident, missing the race — just becomes the sort of legend we love at Indy.

I feel the same way. If he wins one, I think it'd be above even TK's win for emotional value.

kidcoelacanth
Sep 23, 2009



Extra valid if it's next year

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





Indy loves to generate hard luck stories for drivers who could have / should have won on multiple occasions, but didn't. Lloyd Ruby, Michael Andretti as a driver, TK prior to 2013.

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Grimey Drawer

Is it sad I want JR and (ugh) Sage to do well so their team goes full time next season?

Proud Christian Mom
Dec 20, 2006
I CANNOT HANDLE BEING CALLED OUT ON MY DUMBASS OPINIONS ABOUT ANTI-VIRUS AND SECURITY. I REALLY LIKE TO THINK THAT I KNOW THINGS HERE

INSTEAD I AM GOING TO WHINE ABOUT IT IN OTHER THREADS SO MY OPINION CAN FEEL VALIDATED IN AN ECHO CHAMBER I LIKE



iospace posted:

Is it sad I want JR and (ugh) Sage to do well so their team goes full time next season?

yes

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Grimey Drawer

Will the USF2000 and Pro Mazda races Friday be streamed?

Dudley
Feb 24, 2003

Tasty



IOwnCalculus posted:

Looked like one on my phone

Apparently it was Chilton on the receiving end.

And thus being British knows exactly what two fingers means...

Basticle
Sep 12, 2011



iospace posted:

Will the USF2000 and Pro Mazda races Friday be streamed?

Pretty sure they have been every other year. (and I know you know this since you posted the schedule, but to everyone else reading this) Lights race is on NBC Sports though.

Basticle fucked around with this message at May 22, 2018 around 11:50

KingShibby
Jan 30, 2004

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



Yams Fan

Today is the national media tour for the 500. Here's where everyone is going:

• Charlotte: Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud
• Chicago: Helio Castroneves
• Cincinnati: James Davison, Jack Harvey, Jay Howard
• Columbus: Zach Veach
• Dallas-Fort Worth: Gabby Chaves, Scott Dixon
• Dayton: Robert Wickens
• Denver: JR Hildebrand, Stefan Wilson
• Detroit: Ed Carpenter, Max Chilton, Will Power
• Fort Wayne, Indiana: Zachary Claman De Melo, Kyle Kaiser, Matheus Leist
• Houston: Tony Kanaan
• Louisville: Conor Daly
• Miami: Carlos Munoz, Oriol Servia
• Milwaukee: Ed Jones
• New York: James Hinchcliffe, Danica Patrick, Takuma Sato
• Orlando: Spencer Pigot
• Philadelphia: Marco Andretti, Sage Karam
• Portland: Alexander Rossi
• St. Louis: Charlie Kimball
• Tampa/St. Petersburg: Graham Rahal
• Toronto: Sebastien Bourdais
• Washington: Ryan Hunter-Reay

In addition, Danica will be on Jimmy Fallon's show tonight

Basticle
Sep 12, 2011



Cinccinnati getting the heavy hitters I see

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



Dayton gets a surprisingly good draw with Wickens.

dsriggs
May 28, 2012

MONEY FALLS...

...FROM THE SKY...

...WHENEVER HE POSTS!


KingShibby posted:

• New York: James Hinchcliffe, Danica Patrick, Takuma Sato

When do you think they booked this?

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/vincewelch/stat...759439267258379

The last three PBP voices, the current color analysts, and two longtime pit reporters for the Indy 500. Even with a couple of them being goobers, that'd be a hell of a table to listen to stories at.

(e- I wonder if Paul Page makes an appearance Sunday because that would own.)

dsriggs posted:

When do you think they booked this?

Two drivers who love the camera and the defending winner? Probably a while ago, with the unfortunate after-effect that one of them won't be in the race.

CBJSprague24 fucked around with this message at May 22, 2018 around 15:47

Dirt Road Junglist
Oct 8, 2010

I made it to the rage phase



Goddammit, been sick and missed out on the Alexander Rossi meet 'n' greet

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



dsriggs posted:

When do you think they booked this?

Probably a while ago but with the way hinch has been handling it, it might end up being a good thing. Thrill of victory and agony of defeat and all.

Also not sending ZCD or Wickens to Toronto is... odd.

Ordinaire
Aug 31, 2008

Forks in the road we're not.


Dang I'd really like to meet Wickens but I doubt he's doing more than being on the newscast here.

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Grimey Drawer

I was hoping Hinch would be staying in Indy to pull all the pranks.

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





CBJSprague24 posted:

(e- I wonder if Paul Page makes an appearance Sunday because that would own.)

Yeah, I'd be down for him making a return to the booth.

Though as bad as they hosed coverage of the end of bump day, any moaning they do about not having coverage in the future rings very hollow.

Proud Christian Mom
Dec 20, 2006
I CANNOT HANDLE BEING CALLED OUT ON MY DUMBASS OPINIONS ABOUT ANTI-VIRUS AND SECURITY. I REALLY LIKE TO THINK THAT I KNOW THINGS HERE

INSTEAD I AM GOING TO WHINE ABOUT IT IN OTHER THREADS SO MY OPINION CAN FEEL VALIDATED IN AN ECHO CHAMBER I LIKE



Fort Wayne, Indiana: Zachary Claman De Melo, Kyle Kaiser, Matheus Leist

lmao what

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Proud Christian Mom posted:

Fort Wayne, Indiana: Zachary Claman De Melo, Kyle Kaiser, Matheus Leist

lmao what

Local market is huge for their ratings and attendance. Same reason places like Dayton got somebody but Los Angeles didnt.

KingShibby
Jan 30, 2004

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



Yams Fan

iospace posted:

I was hoping Hinch would be staying in Indy to pull all the pranks.

If you assume the driver's themselves do the dirty work on the pranks, you'd be wrong. They have their lackeys (or in some cases spouses) do that work while they're out of town. If you are a 500 starter there is a 0% chance of staying in Indy on this day, so they preplan everything and find people to carry it out while they're gone.

Proud Christian Mom posted:

Fort Wayne, Indiana: Zachary Claman De Melo, Kyle Kaiser, Matheus Leist

lmao what

I wish I was in Fort Wayne, those 3 drivers are a lot of fun to chat with.

Basticle
Sep 12, 2011



https://www.racefans.net/2018/05/22...iver-magnussen/

quote:

F1 driver Kevin Magnussen says he is eager to sample IndyCar oval racing and is keen to follow Fernando Alonso’s lead by tackling the Indianapolis 500.

“Oval racing is part of racing I’ve never tried which I’d love to try,” said Magnussen. “I feel really curious about how it feels to race at an oval, it’s something I really want to try one day.”

“Of course the Indy 500 is a massive race, on a par with Monaco and F1 and Le Mans. It’s one of the three biggest races. That would be amazing to have done. Whether I will get a chance or not I don’t know but I hope I will get a chance.”


I unironically can't wait for Honorary American Big Kev to tell Will Power to suck my balls.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



I legit think bumping entices competitive people to want to do Indy.

Basticle
Sep 12, 2011



interesting video with Fittipaldi here

https://www.motorsport.com/indycar/...dy-500-1040530/

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008





KingShibby posted:

Today is the national media tour for the 500. Here's where everyone is going:

Fort Wayne but no Evansville

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



What's the feeling on how the race is going to go? Chevy's got single-car speed but Honda might make up some ground in the draft?

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





CBJSprague24 posted:

What's the feeling on how the race is going to go? Chevy's got single-car speed but Honda might make up some ground in the draft?

I'm still not 100% convinced that the speed difference was really a Chevy / Honda thing, and not a "Penske and ECR have figured out trimming out the new aerokit better than everyone else" thing. It's not like anyone is going to be that trimmed out during the race, nor will anyone have that much clean track in front of them, and the tow-speeds are damned close.

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


The Chevies have a little more in the top end, while the Hondas are more tractable. At the end of the straights the Chevrolet cars were faster.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



I also feel like the Chevies reacted better to the extra boost, which is now gone again. The Honda's have been fast in group practices. I don't think the win will be determined by engine builder at the end of the day, all of the teams are comically struggling with the front end in the draft and I think how you deal with that will be the deciding factor.

Speaking of that, I would not be surprised at all if track position ends up being key all day.

BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

All Aboard the Banana Boat!



Cygni posted:

Speaking of that, I would not be surprised at all if track position ends up being key all day.

From hearing about it from Racer.com's videos that you'd want to be in the top 5 to not be in completely dead air. Last pit stop is going to be critical.

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





BMB5150 posted:

Last pit stop is going to be critical.

To be fair, that's the case for just about every 500. 2016 could have been Munoz instead of Rossi if Munoz hadn't been in fuel saving mode and had just run harder earlier knowing they'd have to pit, instead of trying to fuel save and change strategy mid stint.

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harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





Dirt Road Junglist posted:

Goddammit, been sick and missed out on the Alexander Rossi meet 'n' greet

Did you already get tickets for the Portland race in September?

Also lol Rossi visiting Portland just adds to the long list of Californians coming north

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