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WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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lol the side effects

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WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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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

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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Cygni posted:

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

Nope!

https://twitter.com/DaveFurst/status/1238178565247688704

Thank goodness.

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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Space Racist posted:

Im going ahead and starting the mental prep to argue with my hotel about a refund once the Barber cancellation inevitably happens.

Cancel now. If the race somehow still happens, rebook when everything is way cheaper.

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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harperdc posted:

Long Beach is hard because delaying that build-up of the course is basically impossible.

Long Beach is extra-difficult because of the convention center and arena in the middle of the track. Even if you can close down the streets for a weekend, you can't block access to the venues for the other events that may be taking place there.

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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The convention center houses pretty much everything that isn't Indycar or IMSA. All the support paddocks, the vendors, the expo. It's also a crucial go-between for spectators to get from one end of the track to the other.

The streets can be closed whenever, and you could put the other paddocks elsewhere if push came to shove. But without being able to take over the convention center the race can't happen.

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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https://twitter.com/A_S12/status/1240341424614395906

RIP Cygni, better luck next year

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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hunnert car pileup posted:

I'd imagine the 500 would be postponed at worst. Not like they can't reschedule IMS for whenever unless this poo poo gets even worse in the summer. it will

Nighttime Indy 500 time

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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Speaking of the 500

https://twitter.com/A_S12/status/1240776933010440196

It's a nice article about Mario. He's doing fine, he's healthy, he can't wait to jump back into the 2-seater.

Aldo is doing alright, too.

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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Space Racist posted:

Hopefully Roger Penske is still alive by September.

He'll be fine.

He's rich

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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MazeOfTzeentch posted:

Iowa double-header hell loving yes

Second IMS race is the same weekend as the SRO Indianapolis 8 hours

woah there let's not be quick to assume that all sports won't be cancelled for the rest of 2020

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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IOwnCalculus posted:

gently caress the deltawing.

The spiciest of lovely takes.

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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https://twitter.com/DLand91/status/1249053710422102018

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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IOwnCalculus posted:

Aren't the pit boxes for Indycars considerably longer than NASCAR's?

Yes, they need the clearance due to the smaller turning radius. NASCAR pit boxes are ideally 25 feet, Indycar pitboxes are 40+ feet with Indy having 47ft boxes.

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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shyduck posted:

They should re-do the original 1911 race. Marmon Wasp, random deaths, 6+ hour race time, very long pit stops, livestock on the track (I'm making that last bit up probably)

Every car needs a riding mechanic with their own simrig and copy of Car Mechanic Simulator 2018

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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IOwnCalculus posted:

Hey it's May now, right?

Right?



Current mood:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fSiHbZK8F8

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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Spaced God posted:

but constructors just getting into the sport just to pump hundreds of millions of dollars into R&D so they can say they won is bad

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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IOwnCalculus posted:

Worst carb day ever

Zero Carb Day

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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Lack of Qualifications

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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wow wow woooooww yes

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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https://twitter.com/IMS/status/1266501573489733633

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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The aeroscreen is very appropriate because it's just like the plastic sneeze shields 7-Elevens put up because of the coronavirus

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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It was an OK race for the circumstances. Still had some bold moves, but a short race and we didn't get the semi-pack racing we like to see at Texas due to the remnants of the traction compound killing the grip outside the bottom groove. Plus, it was the first race so a lot of guys were happy to just bring it home.

I was expecting much worse, so I'm happy for what we got.

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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https://twitter.com/Lgs042/status/1269480063092887552

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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hunnert car pileup posted:

I'd be cool w/the 500 being the finale this year

Tony George loyalist spotted

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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The Croc posted:

Car park circuit.

Long Beach is technically a parking lot circuit.

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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devmd01 posted:

ok that victory lane car lift is pretty dope

They need to get the car up there faster for the 500 though

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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Double post for a random YouTube find. I didn't know about this crash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvFj5_6y2xk

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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If you're coming in late or watching the replay, do not skip the first lap. Holy poo poo it was bonkers awesome

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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IOwnCalculus posted:

They do still post 30 minute highlights - and to be fair when you can edit around what you know is going to happen, 30 minutes is probably enough to cover almost any race.

I did the math. Though the race broadcast window is 2 hours, and 2 hours of that is for the race itself, the fact is that there was only 87 minutes of full-screen race broadcast for the Saturday race on NBCSN. If you cut out some of the filler in there for cautions, packaged segments, interviews, etc, you're maybe closer to 65-75 minutes of actual on-track racing product that you'd care to give your undivided attention to.

Giving each race 30 minutes is more than enough to cover the flow and the major beats, I think. It's a good compromise for not giving everyone free access to the full races anymore.

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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https://twitter.com/IMS/status/1285643877790019584

25% capacity attendance, face coverings mandatory, ticket sales suspended after July 24.

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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devmd01 posted:

Local blackout just got lifted.

Wow I don't remember a sell out ever happening 10 months before the race

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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Bring back the Sweepstakes

I want to win some poo poo

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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algebra testes posted:

24 hour race on an oval oval would own.

The 24h of Daytona does indeed own

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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Not seeing Helio in a Penske car would be weird but dammit we need a lovable Brazilian veteran in the field full time

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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I'm sorry, have you not seen Dancing With The Stars?

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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CactusWeasle posted:

well i didnt need any additional reasons to hate ed carpenter but ok then

https://twitter.com/ECRIndy/status/1291811369185161216

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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MazeOfTzeentch posted:

ITS
MAY
MOTHERFUCKERS

wait what we have to redo the last three months of 2020 no gently caress that

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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Cygni posted:

this is even worse than the beat down Chevy put on Honda a few years ago



Why does Conor not have a full-time ride (with one team)

Penske should grab him.

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WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

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quote:

"Marco Andretti is on his way home!"

https://twitter.com/IndyCaronNBC/status/1295063918445027328

quote:

"The wind is scary, but it won't crash you."

https://twitter.com/IndyCar/status/1295062971757072392

https://twitter.com/Basso488/status/1295065232843378696

https://twitter.com/MarioAndretti/status/1295066531244789767

I'm tearing up a little today.

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