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The Croc
Dec 19, 2004

A-well-a everybody's heard about the bird!

OH YEAH!





https://twitter.com/IndyCar/status/1083004616000880641

not sure if anyone here has an idea what this is about but we're getting something later.

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Basticle
Sep 12, 2011




The Croc posted:

https://twitter.com/IndyCar/status/1083004616000880641

not sure if anyone here has an idea what this is about but we're getting something later.

uh read the last page, new title sponsor

kidcoelacanth
Sep 23, 2009



Basticle posted:

uh read the last page, new title sponsor


https://twitter.com/A_S12/status/1082997472069332992

vOv

The Croc
Dec 19, 2004

A-well-a everybody's heard about the bird!

OH YEAH!





My bad well out the loop on indy during the winter.

KingShibby
Jan 30, 2004

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



Yams Fan

Direct video link to the upcoming announcement

KingShibby
Jan 30, 2004

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



Yams Fan

kidcoelacanth
Sep 23, 2009



That's a lot more NBC proper than I expected, good stuff.

iospace
Jan 19, 2038




Curious as to 500 qually will be handled, as that also shares its weekend with the Preakness Stakes, which NBC covers.

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010

#essereFerrari



Way too many street circuits what the gently caress is this some stupid garbage European series? You keep getting more Europeans over here and the less good ol boy Americans have a chance to shine. When you think racing you think oval not some Mickey Mouse left right bullshit. Indycar needs to realize and remember itís American first and racing second and bring back more ovals before all the sponsors and teams split off. Better yet they should!

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


They tried the latter thing. It didnít work.

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


The IRL proper lasted maybe 6 years.

mactheknife
Jul 20, 2004

THE JOLLY CANDY-LIKE BUTTON


I know that post wasn't totally serious but I halfway agree in that I don't really care for street circuits and would rather actual permanent road courses, tbh

hunnert car pileup
Oct 28, 2007

the first world was a mistake



I'd love to have the Michigan 500 back but there's no interest to be had among the decision makers so :smith:

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010

#essereFerrari


mactheknife posted:

I know that post wasn't totally serious but I halfway agree in that I don't really care for street circuits and would rather actual permanent road courses, tbh

Relax, Tony, youíve already tried this in the 90s

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Thereís really only 4 street circuits on the schedule (one a double header), and all are pretty good, even Detroit these days. Rossi saving fuel vs charging RHR rocked last year.

Honestly itís to the point that I hope they DONT cut any street circuits cause I like the challenge/variety. What a great place to be in.

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





Literally the only track on there I'm not sure on yet is COTA. Outside of that I'd like to see either Fontana or Michigan, and maybe another smaller oval like New Hampshire or Milwaukee, even though I know pretty much all of these are non-starters.

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


Street Circuits put on the best show last year outside of Iowa.

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


Indycars have always raced well on street courses. Even lovely ones.

CactusWeasle
Aug 1, 2006
It's not a party until the bomb squad says it is

I might be the only person who prefers street to road :shrug: Long Beach, Detroit, Toronto, St Pete and even some of the defunct tracks like Vancouver, Houston etc to me just scream AOWR

your friend wicka
Jun 28, 2007

SPAGHETTI CARBONARA POSTING

#essereFerrari


SHORT

OVALS

Proud Christian Mom
Dec 20, 2006
READING COMPREHENSION IS HARD


my preference level is

road courses
street courses



Michigan

short ovals
parking lots





summertime races at Fontana



closing the entire series





another loving 1.5m oval

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post




I would agree if the show hadn't been so bad there lately.

Still would be down to go back to Richmond.

hunnert car pileup
Oct 28, 2007

the first world was a mistake



St. Louis has been pretty rad since returning. Makes me miss Milwaukee.

your friend wicka
Jun 28, 2007

SPAGHETTI CARBONARA POSTING

#essereFerrari


Thanks for bringing up Milwaukee, now I'm crying

devmd01
Mar 7, 2006

Elektronik
Supersonik


Fauxhawk Express posted:

St. Louis has been pretty rad since returning. Makes me miss Milwaukee.

The bus deal from IMS is pretty drat reasonable, I should get some buddies to go with me this year.

hunnert car pileup
Oct 28, 2007

the first world was a mistake



I cry over Cleveland. :emo:

Sao Paulo holds a nice place in my heart for the crazy rear end race there in 2013, but I'm totally OK with not going back to Brazil due to the political climate. The Denver street course around the Pepsi Center was a decent street track that I kinda miss, too.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



Time to inaugurate Dream Calendar Chat for the new thread eh?

In a perfect world, IndyCar would have the current schedule plus the following:

  • Race in Japan (Motegi oval?)
  • Surferís Paradise
  • Season ending at California Speedway around Halloween
  • Second race in Canada
  • Return to Monterrey, Mexico
  • Burke Lakefront/Cleveland
  • Richmond (:rip: Milwaukee)
  • Michigan Speedway
  • Watkins Glen with IMSA

At least some of those should be possible.

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


Cleveland probably put on the best CART races Iíve ever seen (Ď95, Ď01). Also Long Beach Ď98.

Reynold
Feb 14, 2012

Suffer not the unclean to live.

Gateway is dope, get you an air BnB and stay for the weekend. The City Museum and the St. Louis zoo are always fun.

MazeOfTzeentch
May 2, 2009

rip miso beno


If they go to Mexico City they should race on the 1 mile flat oval that forms the backbone of the Formula E circuit

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

another game at nationwide arena. everybody keeps asking me if they can fuck the cannon. buddy, they don't even let me fuck it



harperdc posted:

Time to inaugurate Dream Calendar Chat for the new thread eh?

In a perfect world, IndyCar would have the current schedule plus the following:

  • Race in Japan (Motegi oval?)
  • Surferís Paradise
  • Season ending at California Speedway around Halloween
  • Second race in Canada
  • Return to Monterrey, Mexico
  • Burke Lakefront/Cleveland
  • Richmond (:rip: Milwaukee)
  • Michigan Speedway
  • Watkins Glen with IMSA

At least some of those should be possible.

https://twitter.com/WilliamLambertx/status/1083181724488683520

https://twitter.com/leighdiffey/status/1083186066180456448

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





Reynold posted:

Gateway is dope, get you an air BnB and stay for the weekend. The City Museum and the St. Louis zoo are always fun.

The City Museum is awesome as hell.

hunnert car pileup
Oct 28, 2007

the first world was a mistake



Gonna try to make it to Gateway or Iowa this year.

Reynold posted:

Gateway is dope, get you an air BnB and stay for the weekend. The City Museum and the St. Louis zoo are always fun.

I kinda want to check out some of the route for the 1904 Olympic Marathon thanks to Jon Bois.

Reynold
Feb 14, 2012

Suffer not the unclean to live.

IOwnCalculus posted:

The City Museum is awesome as hell.

The last few years at Gateway, we make it a point to visit the zoo and then a brewery the night before, a dive bar the night of, and the City Museum the next morning. Always a blast. Flying Saucer closed last year, but the Crack Fox is always a fun time. Also, St. Louis style pizza has grown on me, it's good stuff.

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

another game at nationwide arena. everybody keeps asking me if they can fuck the cannon. buddy, they don't even let me fuck it



The schedule goes:
-St Pete- Good
-COTA- TBD
-Barber- Bad
-Long Beach- Owns
-Indy Road Course- Meh, but it's Indy/The Month of May
-Indy 500- Owns
-Detroit 1- Good
-Detroit 2- Didn't we just do this yesterday?
-Texas- Better when it was admittedly terrifying, but still OK.
-Road America- Meh
-Toronto- Meh, but it's been a staple.
-Iowa- Owns
-Mid-Ohio- Good
-Pocono- Good
-Gateway- Good
-Portland- Good
-Laguna Seca- Good

Just replace a couple road/street courses with ovals and the schedule's more balanced. In a perfect world, I'd swap Barber (for which I have an inexplicable dislike), COTA/Road America, and one of the Detroit races (though I get why they have two there and Belle Isle itself isn't bad) and throw in Michigan (there's your second "Detroit" race)/Richmond/Milwaukee.

CBJSprague24 fucked around with this message at 15:09 on Jan 10, 2019

hunnert car pileup
Oct 28, 2007

the first world was a mistake



CBJSprague24 posted:

-Barber- Bad

:frogout:

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


Yes, letís replace Americaís best road course (Road America) with oval that will produce bad racing.

hunnert car pileup
Oct 28, 2007

the first world was a mistake



I have zero use for the Indy road course. Would rather watch IMSA there.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky



They should race at IRP

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CactusWeasle
Aug 1, 2006
It's not a party until the bomb squad says it is

The IMS road course adds nothing and at this point it feels like a painful roval race.

I understand the history behind Miwaukee, but good riddance - I never enjoyed a single race I watched from there.

I'm thrilled to have Portland and Gateway back, and i'd love to see another race in Canada, even Edmonton back on the calender.

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