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#1 Posted on 11.8.02 1240.03
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Now I know which of the two Indy leagues I need to watch: here they are on CBS, racing, on MY BIRTHDAY, in MY HOMETOWN of Lexington, Ohio. And I know dick in the way of the guys who compete, so I guess I'm sticking with Michael Andretti as my favorite for this one. And I definitely say HAHA LAST PLACE FOR YOU, PAUL TRACY. There are also 2 Japanese dudes competing; NEAT~!

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#2 Posted on 11.8.02 1354.32
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As long as you weren't rooting for Jason Priestly. Ouch.

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#3 Posted on 11.8.02 1522.36
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Sucks that it happened, but it should've been Luke Perry in there -- the world would be better off without more of HIS "movies".
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#4 Posted on 11.8.02 1556.35
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Priestly was practicing for a race in the IRL "farm league," for lack of a better term. I'd hate to see him try to get into a CART race. He wouldn't have a chance in hell.
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#5 Posted on 11.8.02 1721.45
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Today's NASCAR winner, Watkins Glen (right turns), Mr. Pesonality TONY STEWART.
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#6 Posted on 11.8.02 1826.05
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Today's CART winner, Player's Forsythe driver and Canadian sensation Patrick Carpantier! He's now second in CART points behind Christiano da Matta.
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#7 Posted on 11.8.02 2136.44
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da Matta really screwed himself in that race. It was a good thing they even let him restart, though it might not have made a difference in the final standings; I wasn't paying THAT much attention to it.
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#8 Posted on 11.8.02 2317.04
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I fell asleep this morning to the IRL race. I guess I like tri-ovals more than road courses.
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#9 Posted on 11.8.02 2352.49
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You probably made the better choice. The finish of the Cup race was utter BS. I had dreams of Stewart coming around on the final lap and seeing a black flag, but, alas, they did not come to pass.
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#10 Posted on 12.8.02 0625.03
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    Originally posted by ManiacalClown
    You probably made the better choice. The finish of the Cup race was utter BS. I had dreams of Stewart coming around on the final lap and seeing a black flag, but, alas, they did not come to pass.



The bastard jumped the fricking start by at-least 5 feet.I was hoping Robby Gordon would get a run but he couldn't catch up.



And with the Jason Priestley crash.Thank god he was wearing the Hutchinson Device or he'd have a broken neck instead of having a broken back.
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#11 Posted on 12.8.02 1436.44
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Am I really reading a Racing post here on slash? Or am I halucinating as I sit hear at work sunburnt and exhausted from being at the glen yesterday and not getting back in town until 7 this morning.
And what is really BS is the way NASCAR has started red flagging races that are under caution, races were won that way for years, Robbie wouldn't have been that close at the if it weren't for the red flag.
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#12 Posted on 13.8.02 0030.18
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I don't particularly care for the red flags, myself, but in the case of Sunday's race, I'm hardpressed to decide what's more boring a scenario, waiting out a red flag or watching the cars spend 10 minutes going around the track under caution for the last 3 laps just in case Stewart's car doesn't make it.

However, if NASCAR's going to end races that way, they should at least make half an effort to uphold their damn rules. The cone that marks the restart point was located on the front straight shortly past a line of stryrofoam barriers. Admittedly, the leader had been taking the restart where those barriers begin, right at the outset of turn 11, all day long, but that's ok. It was close enough. Stewart began accelerating on the final restart as he entered turn 11. That was absolutely rediculous. You can't even see the green flag from there, ignoring spotters, of course.
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#13 Posted on 13.8.02 0821.15
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Yeah, da matta sure fucked himself. I was actually in the grandstand right next to where it happened and we keep getting reports on the radio that his car is running really strong and he can pass any time he wants too. Then all of a sudden he tries it, locks it up, and ends up in the gravel trap. The best part of it were all the people in the stands cheering for it.

EDIT: And IRL blows. If I'm gonna watch racing I think they should throw in the right turns for free.

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#14 Posted on 13.8.02 0945.13
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Say it blows all you want, but there sure is some damn exciting racing in the IRL. I can think of three races I've seen more exciting than Indy, the Texas race where Jeff Ward won on the last lap by .011 seconds, and Michigan where Sarah Fisher (!) had the lead with 20 laps to go, then Tomas Scheckter blew through the field from 10th to win after the last restart.

After watching the IRL cars fly around Richmond at 180 mph, it kind of makes watching the stock cars feel like watching paint dry. I always feel that way trying to watch the Coca Cola 600 after the Indy 500.
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#15 Posted on 13.8.02 1043.49
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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    Say it blows all you want, but there sure is some damn exciting racing in the IRL. I can think of three races I've seen more exciting than Indy, the Texas race where Jeff Ward won on the last lap by .011 seconds, and Michigan where Sarah Fisher (!) had the lead with 20 laps to go, then Tomas Scheckter blew through the field from 10th to win after the last restart.

    After watching the IRL cars fly around Richmond at 180 mph, it kind of makes watching the stock cars feel like watching paint dry. I always feel that way trying to watch the Coca Cola 600 after the Indy 500.



Yeah, but think about this - you say Nascar feels slow after watching IRL at 180 mph. How much better is CART then, where (on a comparable track), the cars would probably be doing an average of 200+

For example
Qualifying speeds at the Michigan International Speedway

Winston Cup 2001 - 188.25 mph - Jeff Gordon
IRL 2002 - 221.87 mph - Tomas Scheckter
CART 2001 - 229.81 mph - Kenny Brack

The 2001 CART race at the texas motor speedway had to be canceled because the cars were going so fast, the drivers were blacking out!! (Highest qualifying speed 233.45 mph)

Lead Changes (same race)
Winston Cup - 17 among 7 drivers - 400 miles
IRL - 25 among 9 drivers - 400 miles
CART - 60 among 11 drivers - 500 miles

These are only lead changes at the start/finish line.
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#16 Posted on 13.8.02 1459.22
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Well, I wasn't saying anything bad about CART, *you* were dissing the IRL. The fact is the IRL cars have had two amazing races in a row at Texas, the CART guys couldn't race on it because their cars are too powerful. That's fine. Faster doesn't necesssarily equal better, and if I wanted to watch the most technologically advanced cars in the world I would watch F1 races, which are also often the most boring. (Schumacher wins?! Really?! WATFO?!)

I think you could pretty safely say that any open-wheel series competing on an oval would be very exciting, for the most part. I don't think 5-10 mph difference between the IRL cars and the Champ cars makes for much of an excitement diffence, though.
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#17 Posted on 15.8.02 0324.09
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wow, priestly sure got ugly after leaving the show
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#18 Posted on 15.8.02 0403.49
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    Originally posted by rikidozan
    wow, priestly sure got ugly after leaving the show
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Guest Starring as Jason Priestly - defenseman Tom Poti of the New York Rangers. The Rangers apparently re-signed him on Wednesday - then Yahoo! posted his picture to a completely unrelated article. (Click on the picture, and you get the true story of who the man in the picture is.)

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