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Post by Cine_Man on Mon Jul 18 2011, 22:20

Yes, purchased the three-day pass with paddock access.
Anyone want to pass along any hellos?

I'll be sitting in Section 1-1 above the pits. Action, adventure, thrills, spills, chills and really wild things...
hmmm... maybe I better go find my ear defenders...

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Post by Henrik on Tue Jul 19 2011, 22:47

Should be fun! I havent seen an Indy race for some time, and I don't even know who is racing there anymore.

Have a great time!

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Post by Cine_Man on Tue Jul 19 2011, 23:37

Danica, SeaBass, PT, Tag, Will Power, Sato, Justin Wilson... Helio, (there, 1/3 of the grid off the top of my head.
the usual suspects.

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Post by TopContender on Wed Jul 20 2011, 03:38

Dario Franchitti is leading the way. I hope Someone beats him.
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Post by Henrik on Wed Jul 20 2011, 10:18

Interesting to see that basically all the top drivers are former CART drivers. Is there any top driver there that came from the IRL?

I still think it sucks how the CART/IRL war went down, and miss those CART races from the late 90's. Maybe I should have a look at an Indy race sometime...

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Post by gueuzeman on Sat Jul 23 2011, 04:28

Dan Wheldon was an IRL driver I think, and has done good on road courses, including both times I saw him at Watkins Glen. Not sure how he's doing this year.

Have a great time, Cine!

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Post by TopContender on Sun Jul 24 2011, 03:01

Wheldon won the Indy 500 this year!!! However, he is so hated that he can't even score a permanent drive. He spends most of his time commentating the Indy Car races on Versus.
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Post by gueuzeman on Sun Jul 24 2011, 06:40

LOL, being a dick doesn't make you slow. /////but may impair your employment. /you'd think most teams would rather have a winning asshole than a nice loser. But what the hell do I know...

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Post by TopContender on Sun Jul 24 2011, 15:41

gueuzeman wrote:LOL, being a dick doesn't make you slow. /////but may impair your employment. /you'd think most teams would rather have a winning asshole than a nice loser. But what the hell do I know...

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The car he won the Indy 500 with was crashed by his rookie replacement the next race. He has a history of being a cocky jerk. However, I have met him a few times and he never showed any signs of an mean ego.
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Re: IZOD Edmonton Indy

Post by Cine_Man on Mon Jul 25 2011, 00:44

Back from the race. Sato made a great start from pole -- but got eaten up towards the end of the first stint, recovered a few positions after the first pit, but then nudged out by Ryan Hunter-Reay. Unfortunate. Japanese fan beside me got up and simply left the grounds. Saw Hunter-Reay scooter-down to Taku's pit post-race to shake hands, apologize, etc. Professional. I spent a little bit of time in scrutineering -- funny thing with Will Power's car -- they changed the front tires to a "matched" set of mags while they were waiting. But AFAIK, everybody in the top four went through "green-green". Overall, lots of fun. The paddock access is pretty good, lots of meet-n-greet opportunities, lots of autographs. Definitely not F1. Saw a very, very good Eurasia Cup race in the morning. A couple of RX-7's went at it hammer-and-tongs, ended in tears for one of them, and the checker for the other. The lead would change 2 or 3 times every lap.

Fun!
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Re: IZOD Edmonton Indy

Post by TopContender on Mon Jul 25 2011, 03:17

Those Indy Car guys need to learn how to pass on a road course
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