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devmd01
Mar 7, 2006

Elektronik
Supersonik



Welcome to the NTT IndyCar Series 2020 Thread!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8koH3rIqQo

The second biggest news this year besides Penske buying Indycar/IMS is the aeroscreen, hopefully will save some lives!



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The Road to Indy
IndyCar features the Road to Indy ladder system, which provides a defined path for up-and-coming open-wheel racers to reach the top. Several IndyCar teams run teams in the lower series as well. Many of these series race on the same weekend as IndyCar as support races.

- IndyCar Minor Leagues, many of the current IndyCar drivers are Indy Lights graduates.




- Bottom rung of the ladder, usually first step after pro-karting.

USAC Silver Crown / Midgets - While not officially part of the Road to Indy Ladder, many current and former open wheel drivers got their start in sprint cars.

News and Blogs
don't bother

Twitter
who cares twitter is terrible but it's not hard to find drivers/teams



For money (full price is $55/year) you can pay for the NBC Sports Gold INDYCAR Pass. You get live streaming of all practice sessions and qualifying with no commercials. Races are on-demand only.

Road To Indy Viewing Options


IndyCar on Radio


The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network is the radio home for IndyCar races throughout the season. Mark Jaynes is lead announcer. Races can also be heard on Sirius Channel 212 or XM 209.

Previous Threads
Indycar 2019: The Worstest Thread
IndyCar 2018: Get well soon, Wickens
IndyCar 2017: A bunch of different names
IndyCar 2016: A Series as Recognizable as its Champion
IndyCar 2015: It's in Jeopardy!
Indycar 2014: Formula Juan
Indiecar Series 2013: You Probably Haven't Heard of It
IndyCar Series 2012: NASCAR Refugees Welcome!
Indycar Series 2011: Dan Wheldon Appreciation Station
Izod Indycar Series 2010: Sato what happened? Sato!? SATOOOOOOOOO!
Indycar [2009] Month of May and Indy 500: Paul Tracy Revenge Edition
Indy Car 2008: Can hell freeze over twice?
Hell frozen over: Champ Car/IRL Unification [2007/8]
Indy Racing League [2007]: Yes it still exists!
Champ Car 2006 Season Thread
2005 Champ Car Season Thread



Thread Rules
No F1Chat but otherwise be excellent to each other.

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Spaced God
Feb 8, 2014

All torment, trouble, wonder and amazement
Inhabits here: some heavenly power guide us
Out of this fearful country!





Hell yeah ground floor



In actual posting, Austin has banned all events with a crowd more than 2,500 people for the foreseeable future. I wonder how that'll affect the COTA race

hunnert car pileup
Oct 28, 2007

the first world was a mistake



Spaced God posted:

Hell yeah ground floor



In actual posting, Austin has banned all events with a crowd more than 2,500 people for the foreseeable future. I wonder how that'll affect the COTA race

gonna guess that and the MotoGP race there are getting postponed at best

prob gonna be issues at Long Beach too

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008





Spaced God posted:

Hell yeah ground floor



In actual posting, Austin has banned all events with a crowd more than 2,500 people for the foreseeable future. I wonder how that'll affect the COTA race

with how texas treats car racing I wouldn't worry

Custard Undies
Jan 7, 2006

#essereFerrari


Bring on the new season!

I will be very interested to see how Scott Mclaughlin performs this year in the few races he is taking part in.

Hoping for a better season from Will Power this year too, but I think he might be past it when compared to his other teammates.

Also still patiently waiting on IndyCar returning to Australia for a race.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Interesting article on Ganassi's big reorg. I love the part where Mike Cannon comes in and says "we replaced every bolt on the car with specially made titanium at Dale fuckin Coyne Racing, so what are you guys doing?"

https://racer.com/2020/03/09/dixon-...eason-shake-up/

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



PREDICTIONS

Champ: Dixon
500 Winner: Rossi
Biggest Regression: Pagenuad

iospace
Jan 19, 2038




I hope JNew gets his 500, or Hinch

hunnert car pileup
Oct 28, 2007

the first world was a mistake



https://twitter.com/gpstpete/status...7690685442?s=21

a bunch of people are replying all pissy about david land not being in this

a good omission by the organizers

devmd01
Mar 7, 2006

Elektronik
Supersonik


as tragic as a horrific pileup and crash of all of them would be, itd probably be a net gain for the world in the end

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



Jack Arute and AJ Allmendinger are going to host a dedicated IndyCar show on SXM IndyCar Radio. Details are coming tomorrow, I guess.

Arute is the best racing host on SXM and it's not even close.

devmd01 posted:

as tragic as a horrific pileup and crash of all of them would be, itd probably be a net gain for the world in the end

Ten less influencers? I'm down.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Conor gonna run the road courses for Ed in the 20, Indy for Ed in a third car, and the rest of the ovals for Carlin in the 59. Weird year for him.

https://twitter.com/ConorDaly22/sta...403612646641664

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





I suspect at least a little of that is Ed not worrying too much about what Conor can do in a Carlin car in the ovals after Indy.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Hell yeah, Nasr in the #31 for St Pete at least. Keeps the Brazilian streak alive, and adds another champion to the field. Really excited to see what he can do.

https://twitter.com/RACERmag/status/1237429820067209216

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


Hertas car trailer caught fire.

Bentai
Jul 8, 2004


NERF THIS!




RHR and Michael Andretti have been held for questioning.

your friend wicka
Jun 28, 2007

Huski Chocolate is a lifestyle, not only a product. It's about adventure & expedition. Living life to the fullest. It's a perfect recovery drink after training, because of the healthy carbohydrate and protein content, easy to digest and perfect for replenishing tired muscles.



Bentai posted:

RHR and Michael Andretti have been held for questioning.

Where are you seeing this and in what context?

Bentai
Jul 8, 2004


NERF THIS!




your friend wicka posted:

Where are you seeing this and in what context?
Sorry, it's an old joke from 2017.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNXaCWYjVCQ

bennyfactor
Nov 21, 2008



old joke, you say

https://twitter.com/FollowAndretti/...837259610574848

your friend wicka
Jun 28, 2007

Huski Chocolate is a lifestyle, not only a product. It's about adventure & expedition. Living life to the fullest. It's a perfect recovery drink after training, because of the healthy carbohydrate and protein content, easy to digest and perfect for replenishing tired muscles.



I can't believe I forgot the heat

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003






Just ask Sam Hornish's dad!

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

Respect the power of the wind


lol the side effects

Custard Undies
Jan 7, 2006

#essereFerrari


How is the series looking this season? Any talk of races being cancelled due to corvid-19

Space Racist
Mar 27, 2008

~savior of yoomanity~


Custard Undies posted:

How is the series looking this season? Any talk of races being cancelled due to corvid-19

I have tickets to Barber and am increasingly ambivalent about attending, along with being increasingly unsure that its actually going to happen as scheduled.

DEEP STATE PLOT
Aug 13, 2008

Yes...Ha ha ha...YES!




Race The Whole Season And Use Dead Boomer Carcasses Instead Of Tire Barriers

Reynold
Feb 14, 2012

Suffer not the unclean to live.

I've been so loving hyped for this season that if they start canceling Indycar races I'm probably gonna lose my poo poo and end up a drunken mess playing racing board games like Formula De alone every Sunday.

I'm working at a blood bank nowadays, and the volume of cancelled drives amid virus concerns such as large companies and schools not wanting ANY outside personnel coming onto the property (including our phlebotomists), as well as outright closing up shop and telling people to work/learn from home if possible has seen our inventory levels plummet this week. Now's not a good time to need a transfusion, bros. They're going to start parking the mobile donor buses outside of well trafficked areas and yelling HAY ARE YOU SICK? NO?! COME DONATE! at people.

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


St.Pete mayor wants the race to go ahead without fans.

Elephanthead
Sep 11, 2008




Toilet Rascal

Frond posted:

St.Pete mayor wants the race to go ahead without fans.

How could you tell?

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


Annnd they cancelled general attendance. The race itself is still up in the air.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



US F2000 has drivers in cars for their first session... waiting for a decision...

iwentdoodie
Apr 29, 2005

YOU'RE WELCOME

Sebring pushed to November.

Space Racist
Mar 27, 2008

~savior of yoomanity~


The Facebook commentary on this is about as enlightened as youd expect.

big nipples big life
May 12, 2014



Space Racist posted:

The Facebook commentary on this is about as enlightened as youd expect.

go look at the nascar announcements.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Cygni posted:

US F2000 has drivers in cars for their first session... waiting for a decision...

Still in their cars lol

e: told the drivers to get out. apparently awaiting a decision by the mayor, of all people.

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

Respect the power of the wind

Tony George unleashed the coronavirus on America as a final gently caress you to Roger Penske and CART

It's true, don't google that

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Mayor gonna have a press conference at 3pm local. Probably cancelled?

Also announced a 5 year extension of the race lol

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

Respect the power of the wind

Cygni posted:

Mayor gonna have a press conference at 3pm local. Probably cancelled?

Nope!

https://twitter.com/DaveFurst/statu...178565247688704

Thank goodness.

Spaced God
Feb 8, 2014

All torment, trouble, wonder and amazement
Inhabits here: some heavenly power guide us
Out of this fearful country!





I mean ratings will be good because it's literally the only sporting event that will happen this weekend

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


This is probably the most ideal outcome.

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Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



The IRL old timers are used to racing in front of empty stands anyway !!

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