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Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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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-energized-by-ganassis-off-season-shake-up/

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Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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PREDICTIONS

Champ: Dixon
500 Winner: Rossi
Biggest Regression: Pagenuad

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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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/status/1237403612646641664

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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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

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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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.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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

Also announced a 5 year extension of the race lol

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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Long Beach Grand Prix cancelled. gently caress.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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Straight up i was only looking forward to two things this year: Long Beach (as always), and my first 500 in 28 years. And not even that many boomers are dying yet! This sucks.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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https://twitter.com/A_S12/status/1238488438288121857

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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https://twitter.com/By_NathanBrown/status/1238519984596439041

45 year streak over

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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dogshit!!! i cant wait to deal with like 5 different travel sites to cancel all my Indy 500 poo poo soon

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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Field for the iRacing event:

https://racer.com/2020/03/26/entries-set-for-indycar-iracing-challenge-opener/

So the full field with these changes:

Out:

kimball (replaced by seabass)
RHR (replaced by Kirkwood)
Marco (replaced by Speed)
Chilton
Dixon
Veekay
Sato

Extra:

Kellet
Hinch
Kaiser
McLaughlin

Apparently are 2 more coming too.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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New season sched... for now:

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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Seems like Stef Wilson and Wickens will also be in the field this weekend along with Jimmie Johnson, based on Twitter.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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MazeOfTzeentch posted:

Wickens was saying about needing a sim rig with adequate hand controls, not sure if anyone got anything to him

They did. Or more specifically, Gary Bettenhausen's sons did.

https://racer.com/2020/03/27/wickens-set-for-virtual-racing-return/

Also Harvey and Dixon aren't in it cause all the stuff they ordered hasn't shown up yet, ha. So they should be in the next one.

Cygni fucked around with this message at 00:52 on Mar 28, 2020

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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Race is 4pm ET/ 1pm ET TODAY here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HppJd3803n4

F2000/Pro Mazda race is on now (at Barber):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLVnCIiJP8s

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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Oh also, a bunch of 90s IndyCar guys will be in this rFactor 2 race in 20ish minutes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRv7-gKAqlE

David Brabham
Hélio Castroneves
Gil de Ferran
Adrián Fernández
Emerson Fittipaldi
Dario Franchitti
Johnny Herbert
Bryan Herta
Tony Kanaan
Jan Magnussen
Tiago Monteiro
Juan Pablo Montoya
Max Papis
Emanuele Pirro
Andy Priaulx
Oriol Servia
Paul Tracy
Darren Turner

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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Drivers streaming:

https://www.twitch.tv/sagekaram24

https://www.twitch.tv/conordaly22

https://www.twitch.tv/scottmclaughlin93

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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That was fun. I hope they do full course cautions at some point, just for mixing it up. Also: Sage Karam is your (virtual) points leader, lol.

https://twitter.com/Mattzel89/status/1244010086168657920

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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bunch of indycar guys doing a half distance 500 in about an hour:



https://speed51.com/openwheel250/ will be the official stream, plus all the drivers personal twitch/YT streams

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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Barber race is today, they are already practicing. Green flag is 2:45 ET. It is on NBCSN.

Onboards:

Conor Daly (with Rossi + Herta on Discord)

Scotty Mac

Colton Herta

Dalton Kellett

Josef Newgarden

Jimmie Johnson

Sage Karam

Cygni fucked around with this message at 18:06 on Apr 4, 2020

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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Some great very historical videos this guy is making lately:

https://twitter.com/norramot/status/1244529659032862720

https://twitter.com/norramot/status/1247843554296242177

https://twitter.com/norramot/status/1246088510391664641

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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31 cars for Michigan (first starts for Chilton + Davison + RHR + Marco + Jr) and if you have caught some of the practice races, I think it is safe to say this is gonna be A. Disaster. Cool!

https://twitter.com/tracksideonline/status/1248379214975262721

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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low aero is a good idea, the deltawing as a package was absolutely not.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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Reynold posted:

lmao Indycar iracing is dumb as gently caress, do something super dangerous with more cars than should be allowed every time from now on imo

I want 40 cars at Fontana goddamnit

im pretty sure thats what 31 cars at michigan was, but they binned half the cars on the first lap

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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Minto Took posted:

So, Larson to a third Coyne car?

if he wants to pay for it out of his own pocket, Dale Coyne dont care.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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Also back then, bellhousing was chassis+engine specific, so not a part you could just walk down to the Xtrac trailer and buy on the spot if you broke one.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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https://twitter.com/KyleBusch/status/1250540674052743168

now das wassup

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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i think he was using the hand brake/wheel throttle, similar to what Zanardi used at Daytona

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L6Sg4Ds7E4#t=66s

yeah, it looks like he is using that now

https://twitter.com/robertwickens/status/1246244875206635520

i just realized that they are probably working on something else because you cant really do a handbrake in the indycar tub

Cygni fucked around with this message at 02:29 on Apr 17, 2020

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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that guys account went from cool links to old pictures once a day, to like 50 daily posts breathlessly tweeting at Danny Sullivan in 1 month flat

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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bennyfactor posted:

If any of you bought bronze badges/tickets for the 500, have you received them already? I haven't, and while I realize it's not super critical right now given ... everything, I was wondering when they usually arrive and if I should be concerned.

I got my race day tickets and bronze badge before the shutdown, but not my parking passes and some more carb day tickets I bought separately.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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Vasukhani posted:

i might just have to put it in minor key over a montage of Tony George era fails

it would stop being funny when the fails included getting Randy Bernard appointed as ceo and executing a beloved driver in an attempt to make IndyCar more exciting, like bullfighting

and the 30+ drivers that broke their backs because the IRL refused to admit that their longitudinal gearbox design was a loving joke from the moment they announced it

or them refusing to admit their cars were death traps if they turned sideways and all the drivers that were killed or maimed from blow overs

or all the other drivers that were killed or maimed during the mandatory pack racing era

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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That was so funny. The people melting down in Lando's (broken) stream was a great bonus.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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Neodoomium posted:

lol Pagenaud straight up telling Norris after the race he didn't want an F1 guy to win so he "slowed him up"

but also Ferrucci continuing to be a complete piece of poo poo

video games, as always, were a mistake

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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FartingBedpost posted:

Did Pagenaud really admit to doing that stunt on purpose? I know it’s just a video game but jeez, that’s some sour grapes.

he said he was coming to pit lane but checked up a bit more than normal to try to help askew win. Lando wrecked him earlier in the race.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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https://twitter.com/12WillPower/status/1256685137321955329

lol

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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IOwnCalculus posted:

I don't think the virus gives a gently caress what timelines we have planned.

Fair, but business owners also dont give a gently caress if people die.

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Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

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yall have way way more faith in the american government and people than i do. they are absolutely gonna reopen and let lots of extra people die, and nobody will really care.

timely, Marshall reporting that all the Indiana based teams are back to work as of Monday

https://racer.com/2020/05/06/indycar-teams-return-to-work/

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