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4/25/2017 7:42:44 PM
Posted: 5/26/2002 9:37:18 AM EDT
The Indy 500 now?
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 9:38:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 9:41:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/26/2002 9:41:14 AM EDT by Wolfpack]
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 9:46:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Wolfpack: Watching cars go around in a circe for hours makes me [sleep]
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These are not cars, they are aircraft restricted to the ground by their wings!
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 9:54:02 AM EDT
Yep, watching it and will be watching the Coke-Cola 600 later. Be interesting to see how Robbie Gordon does in either race. Damn, to race 1100 miles, in 1 day. He'll be good and tired tonight. And possibly sore. Jamie
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 9:55:38 AM EDT
I am watching the Indy 500 because I am bored. The real race will be on later (NASCAR Coca-Cola 600) at Charlotte! Although there is nothing stock about a stock car, at least they resemble a real car somewhat. Hehe.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 9:57:42 AM EDT
Being an old road racer the circle track guys are not as interesting as I'd like but it's still racing.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 9:58:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Charging_Handle: I am watching the Indy 500 because I am bored. The real race will be on later (NASCAR Coca-Cola 600) at Charlotte! Although there is nothing stock about a stock car, at least they resemble a real car somewhat. Hehe.
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I prefer stock car racing. "That's not bumping, that's racing"[:D]
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 9:59:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fijfi: Yep, watching it and will be watching the Coke-Cola 600 later. Be interesting to see how Robbie Gordon does in either race. Damn, to race 1100 miles, in 1 day. He'll be good and tired tonight. And possibly sore. Jamie
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I would love to do that!!!!
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 10:08:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Arock: Being an old road racer the circle track guys are not as interesting as I'd like but it's still racing.
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I had an uncle who raced hard tops when I was a kid. The memories of watching him on the 4th of July still gives me goose bumps.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 10:11:50 AM EDT
Wife is glued to the set watching. I personally am bored to tears by it.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 10:13:03 AM EDT
While I prefer the road course, I try to never miss the Indy 500. The Coca-Cola 600 might be interesting, but I probably won't bother to watch it. Too many other things to do on a beautiful day like today.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 10:22:06 AM EDT
Isn't every day a beautiful day in AZ? When I lived in Mesa the only bad days were in the summer.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 10:24:30 AM EDT
Heck yes I'm watching! I don't know quite what it is about Indy that makes it so danged appealing. Probably all the media hype, but I still love it! I watch it every year, when I have to work I tape it. I haven't missed a start in a decade until today (delayed getting away from work). We usually have a party on race day, not this year though. One of the best darn races of the season!
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 10:28:38 AM EDT
....and around and around and around and around and around and around.....!!!!!
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 10:30:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/26/2002 10:31:55 AM EDT by LotBoy]
Not Me
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 10:38:36 AM EDT
I'm watching "Car 54 Where Are You?" Much more entertaining.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 10:38:48 AM EDT
[sleep]
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 10:39:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ar10er: Isn't every day a beautiful day in AZ? When I lived in Mesa the only bad days were in the summer.
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Of course everyday is beautiful in Az. Even the summer, in this part of the state. Well, it will be if we get any rain this year.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 10:42:04 AM EDT
Just watched car 6 lose his left rear wheel coming out of a fuel only pit-stop... Ted...
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 11:03:20 AM EDT
I hate when a race finishes under yellow.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 11:06:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ar10er: I hate when a race finishes under yellow.
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Yeah, disappointing to say the least. They should change the rule.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 11:10:08 AM EDT
I live in the blackout area, Im listening on the net. Unless you have been to a Indy 500 to criticize it is a statement made from ignorance. What a blast. In my younger days one of my trips(always in the infield) I never even saw a car! Saw a lot of tits and inside of a lot of beer cans! Ahh,, the good old days.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 11:11:19 AM EDT
Not really interested , but my future son-in-law and his family are race fanatics so I have to learn enough to carry on a 2 sentence conversation .
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 11:11:50 AM EDT
I was not watching as I plan to go to the range! medcop
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 11:13:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/26/2002 11:16:18 AM EDT by ilikelegs]
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 11:14:18 AM EDT
The race looks real boring on t.v. but it is interesting. If you know what to look for you can see how the car is handling in, through, and out of the corner. If you are in the pits working with a team it is MUCH more interesting. I don't go to races any more if I'm not part of it. Sitting in the stands is boring.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 11:14:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ar10er:
Originally Posted By Arock: Being an old road racer the circle track guys are not as interesting as I'd like but it's still racing.
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I had an uncle who raced hard tops when I was a kid. The memories of watching him on the 4th of July still gives me goose bumps.
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Used to be the NASCAR sedan racers were built from 2-door hardtop bodies. Those were the sportiest enclosed cars of their type. There was a time when there was a separate Convertible Class too that raced on the sand beach at Daytona. Pre-Daytona Speedway before 1958. Starting in 1959 Chevrolet and Pontiac made "fastback" hardtops designed to be more aerodynamic for racing. They were successful enough Ford did the same starting in 1963. Still see some special bodywork on limited production runs.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 11:19:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: Well the Brazilian won. His second time to win the 500 My wife is from Brazil so she is braggin right now. Oh well, its always a good race.
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Tell her if they would have red flaged the race and made them race the last lap, he would have run out of gas! I agree with operatorerror, they should change the rule.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 11:21:54 AM EDT
I'll be heading to a friends shortly to watch the 600.
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Link Posted: 5/26/2002 12:36:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs:
Originally Posted By ar10er:
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: Well the Brazilian won. His second time to win the 500 My wife is from Brazil so she is braggin right now. Oh well, its always a good race.
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Tell her if they would have red flaged the race and made them race the last lap, he would have run out of gas! I agree with operatorerror, they should change the rule.
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I did but she doesn't care. I think they should change the rule as well. If it wasn't for the yellow the Brazilian would have lost.
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Then a Canadian would have won. I was pulling for Tracy. I don't like him but I can't stand Penske. He was one of the founders of CART, but jumped ship. He has no loyalty except to the almighty dollar. It was hard to pull against Castroneves, as I met him when he was in Indy Lights and they raced at Hutchinson Island near Savannah. I was working corners and got a chance to talk to him, nice guy. However, my disdain for Penske meant I had to pull against Castroneves. As for those saying Charlotte is the real race, I say NO, the real race is on in between the two, F1 from Monaco. Those walls are damn close. Not knocking Indy, as I did watch it, even though Tony George and his IRL (Idiotic/Inferior Racing League) have definitely reduced it in stature, but NASCAR is just pro wrestling on wheels.
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