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Title: Indy 500
Post by: 69ChargerRT on May 18, 2017 - 11:18:08 pm
so how many indy fans do we have?  who is everyone's favorite?  personally like to see marco win, but he probably wont.  i like newgarden too.  alonso racing the 500 should be interesting too
Title: Re: Indy 500
Post by: xtopfuel on May 19, 2017 - 06:04:03 am
well since Fittipaldi is no longer I like Kanaan, I do like Marco because I always liked Michael but im afraid Marco is carrying the infamous Andretti curse
my guess
1st Rahal
2nd Castroneves
3rd Pagnaud
Title: Re: Indy 500
Post by: dodj on May 19, 2017 - 08:12:13 am
I'll be watching to see how Alonso does.  I generally don't watch Indycar on ovals, but i watch the road courses.  Ovals are a different skill set,  so it will be interesting to see how Fernando gets on.
Title: Re: Indy 500
Post by: Oldschool on May 19, 2017 - 08:31:30 am
I usually try to watch the start of the race and the end. I don't watch the whole thing....
Title: Re: Indy 500
Post by: Racer57 on May 19, 2017 - 08:55:53 am
Went there yesterday (Thurs) and watched practice. I always get the Bronze Badges which allows access to the garages.  Since Tony Kanaan has won, I would now like to see Hinch win.
Title: Re: Indy 500
Post by: 69ChargerRT on May 19, 2017 - 10:16:48 am
yeah id be good with hinch.  rahal too.  i like sebastian too but hes having some bad luck the last couple of races.  hope he can turn it around after starting strong
Title: Re: Indy 500
Post by: 69ChargerRT on May 19, 2017 - 01:46:56 pm
alonso up to 231.5 and ryan hunter-reay up to 232
Title: Re: Indy 500
Post by: AARuFAST on May 19, 2017 - 07:39:40 pm
Ryan Hunter been watching since it was first televised.
Went to two movie theater live broadcast.
Title: Re: Indy 500
Post by: 69ChargerRT on May 21, 2017 - 07:48:34 pm
scott dixon on the pole.  wished marco couldve done better, but he'll but up in the first few rows at least.  and alonso up there in row 2.  should be a fun race to watch
Title: Re: Indy 500
Post by: Racer57 on May 21, 2017 - 10:22:15 pm
scott dixon on the pole.  wished marco couldve done better, but he'll but up in the first few rows at least.  and alonso up there in row 2.  should be a fun race to watch
Alonso made the remark about how many people there was today. He's gonna sheet a brick when he sees how many is there race day.  Majority of drivers that have never raced at the 500 have remarked about how much narrower the front stretch appears to be during race day (like a tunnel) due to the crowds and it takes awhile to adjust going into turn 1.
Title: Re: Indy 500
Post by: 69ChargerRT on May 22, 2017 - 07:38:51 am
Alonso made the remark about how many people there was today. He's gonna sheet a brick when he sees how many is there race day.  Majority of drivers that have never raced at the 500 have remarked about how much narrower the front stretch appears to be during race day (like a tunnel) due to the crowds and it takes awhile to adjust going into turn 1.

yeah i agree.  i think hes in for a shock.  i hope the race goes well for him though.  i wonder if hes positioning himself to do a semi retirement in the indy series since hes pretty unhappy in f1 right now.
Title: Re: Indy 500
Post by: dodj on May 22, 2017 - 08:40:06 am
yeah i agree.  i think hes in for a shock.  i hope the race goes well for him though.  i wonder if hes positioning himself to do a semi retirement in the indy series since hes pretty unhappy in f1 right now.
I read somewhere that alonso was intereseted in trying to accomplish the racing triple crown. F1 championship,  Indy 500, and Le Mans 24hr.
Title: Re: Indy 500
Post by: Racer57 on May 22, 2017 - 01:53:30 pm
I read somewhere that alonso was intereseted in trying to accomplish the racing triple crown. F1 championship,  Indy 500, and Le Mans 24hr.
AJ Foyt has won the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Mario Andretti won Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500 and the Formula One World Championship.
Title: Re: Indy 500
Post by: 69ChargerRT on May 22, 2017 - 01:58:20 pm
yeah if there is a definition of the tripe crown, it would be Mario's accomplishments, in my opinion
Title: Re: Indy 500
Post by: AARuFAST on May 22, 2017 - 06:30:46 pm
Sébastien Bourdais Flips his car on qualifying day 1

Multiple injuries and fractured pelvis



Title: Re: Indy 500
Post by: xtopfuel on May 23, 2017 - 04:37:54 am
hopefully he will be okay
Title: Re: Indy 500
Post by: 69ChargerRT on May 23, 2017 - 12:56:52 pm
hopefully he will be okay

yeah i hope so.  hes already up and moving, albeit with a walker in the pic ive seen.  still, good progress.  i fear he may be done with indy cars though...
Title: Re: Indy 500
Post by: Racer57 on May 23, 2017 - 04:36:59 pm
yeah i hope so.  hes already up and moving, albeit with a walker in the pic ive seen.  still, good progress.  i fear he may be done with indy cars though...
He's done for this year. But I strongly suspect he will be back for at least one more season. Racers want to retire on their own terms whenever possible.