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Old 04-13-2014, 10:23 PM   #1
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Seems like every year I go back to square one, looking for someone to root for. It used to be Andretti's drivers. But not now, not since he left his bloody fingerprints on the knife in Randy Bernard's back.

I rooted for Simona de Silvestro last year. She's in Europe now, in Sauber's training program.

I like Ganassi so maybe Dixon. But Sarah Fisher has a nice story and Josef Newgarden is my underdog for this year.

And damned if he didn't come out of the pits with the lead in Long Beach today. Only for Ryan Hunter-Reay to take him out almost immediately. I felt bad for Fisher.

Pretty good race, all in all.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:45 AM   #2
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:38 AM   #3
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Yes it was refreshing to see fighting all the way through the field. It'd be nice to see them run COTA wouldn't it?
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:58 AM   #4
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Hunter-Reay deserves a big time penalty for that impatient bonehead move that took out about a quarter of the field. Of course he denies doing anything wrong as usual.
I would like to root for him as an American driver but his normal tendency to not accept blame and point fingers at others turns me off.
Kind of reminds me of a few years ago when he failed to qualify at Indy and blamed his crew. I'm surprised he has a ride.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:57 PM   #5
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Hunter-Reay deserves a big time penalty for that impatient bonehead move that took out about a quarter of the field.
he does need a big grid penalty for that. i was a little more sympathetic when i watched the view from his car, but his optimism for pulling that off was entirely unwarranted.

i've always wondered if drivers would be slightly less stupid if their team had to pay for damage associated with such unbridled optimism.

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Old 04-14-2014, 12:13 PM   #6
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:50 PM   #7
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What Hunter Reay needs is foot up his ass every time he does something fucked up like that. And from the looks of it Michael Andretti will volunteer to deliver.
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:06 PM   #8
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What Hunter Reay needs is foot up his ass every time he does something fucked up like that. And from the looks of it Michael Andretti will volunteer to deliver.
Andretti's probably blaming Newgarden.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:39 PM   #9
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It was a pretty optimistic move, but it's not like Michael ever tried something similar?!
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:11 PM   #10
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I'm rooting for Haas cars, somehow there success could translate into a decent F-1 team for Haas. Indy gains back some respect, the series could be used as a starter for F-1 and the 500 goes back on the Calender as the only Oval track race in F-1. I haven't paid attention, Does Haas have a regular Indy series driver?
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Not sure who I'll pull for but I already have my tickets and parking passes for the Barber Motorsports Park race weekend!

I actually enjoy the Saturday 'supporting' races more than the main event.
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I'm rooting for Haas cars, somehow there success could translate into a decent F-1 team for Haas. Indy gains back some respect, the series could be used as a starter for F-1 and the 500 goes back on the Calender as the only Oval track race in F-1. I haven't paid attention, Does Haas have a regular Indy series driver?
Two different Haas', improbable as that might seem with such an uncommon name.

Carl Haas was half of Newman/Haas racing, which left IndyCar in 2011.

Gene Haas isn't a relative, from what I can tell. Gene Haas co-owns Stewart-Haas in NASCAR, and now a F1 team. No IndyCar.
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:40 PM   #14
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I wish they'd been able to stay on track more often. They had to call a full course yellow every time someone slid off. Lovely course, though
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Seems there was a race at Indianapolis yesterday and nobody ( almost nobody) cared. It's crazy how far interest in open wheel racing in America has dropped. After the chaos at the start, I thought it was a pretty boring race. Not a whole lot of passing. The track could use a couple heavy braking zones to encourage a little more action. Hope the 500 is good.
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