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Old 05-19-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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Something happening soon at Indy?

I just realized that the Indianapolis 500 is coming up. That used to be a big deal. Does anyone even give a shit anymore?
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:26 PM   #2
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:28 PM   #3
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Owner/driver on the pole.

Old faces, new faces.

Pole day was good, bump day was about average, carb day and race day soon. Lotsa fast rookies, returning 500 champs, second/third generation drivers and girls in the field, should be a good race.
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:04 PM   #4
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:10 PM   #5
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:54 PM   #6
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I just realized that the Indianapolis 500 is coming up. That used to be a big deal. Does anyone even give a shit anymore?
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:59 AM   #7
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I care about alot,hope it someday returns to the greatest American race.(But I'm not holding my breath)I care about it more than ANY NASCAR race.I still like watching it on TV.I attended my first in 1968.Long live the "Greatest spectacle in racing"!
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:51 AM   #8
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I just realized that the Indianapolis 500 is coming up. That used to be a big deal. Does anyone even give a shit anymore?
I don't; but keep in mind that the 500 draws about 300,000 attendees each year, which is probably more people than spectate at every professional motorcycle road race combined in the US each year. Though maybe not this year because we'll have 3 moto GP races.

That's quite remarkable (and sad) when you think about it.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:07 AM   #9
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I'm interested this year, but haven't been in a long time. For me the peak was late 1980s. I've been to Indy MotoGP a couple times and found the facility impressive. I sure would like to see the cars hitting 240 down those long chutes. The sound must be something other worldly.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:14 AM   #10
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We used to get in the infield for $5.It was nuts.Then we'd leave before the end and make it to Eldora for the Outlaws.Those were the days....
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:13 PM   #11
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One of my closest friends father won that race. I used to follow it closely until I learnt that car racing has no soul. I've got a signed lithograph of Jacques Villenueve from 1995 and a full can of MGD with Bobby Rahal on it from 1992 when I went to that damn race. Sat in the box suite outside of turn 2 with Debbie Gibson next door. Eat your damn hearts out roundy round boys!
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:09 PM   #12
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One of my closest friends father won that race. I used to follow it closely until I learnt that car racing has no soul. I've got a signed lithograph of Jacques Villenueve from 1995 and a full can of MGD with Bobby Rahal on it from 1992 when I went to that damn race. Sat in the box suite outside of turn 2 with Debbie Gibson next door. Eat your damn hearts out roundy round boys!
So who is your closest friends father?
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:12 PM   #13
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So who is your closest friends father?
Gas Man.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:14 PM   #14
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Gas Man.
Awesome.



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