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    Indy 500

    I am so sick of Danica Patrick. She's not even in Indy car racing yt you hear her name every 3 minutes.



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    Re: Indy 500

    Go Marco!!!!


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    Re: Indy 500

    AWESOME RACE!!!
    EVEN BETTER BEING THERE!
    Really a lot of Iowa State fans there... sung the fight song last night with some Clones! If that was.anyone on here... that was me!



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    Re: Indy 500

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I am so sick of Danica Patrick. She's not even in Indy car racing yt you hear her name every 3 minutes.
    The Indy 500 is 33 names that aren't familiar to anyone except die-hard Indy race fans. Hence, Danica's name every 3 minutes.

    To bad, too. The race used to be The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Not anymore.

    1. Ditch Gomer Pyle signing the national anthem.
    2. Ditch Brent Musberger in the announcer's booth.
    3. Ditch the regulations. Hundreds of thousands used to attend Saturday time trials. They attended to see speed records. They don't attend any more. There are no speed records being broken. They don't attend when every car looks the same, sounds the same, is basically the same.
    4. The announcers spend too much time talking about gas mileage.

    Let 'em race.



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    Re: Indy 500

    Jim Nabors doesn't sing the national anthem. He sings the state song of Indiana I believe. It was a recorded version this year though. And it's kind of a tradition.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Indy 500

    Quote Originally Posted by Acylum View Post
    Jim Nabors doesn't sing the national anthem. He sings the state song of Indiana I believe. It was a recorded version this year though. And it's kind of a tradition.
    You are correct. I can't listen to his voice. Gomer Pyle. Shazam! It was a recorded version. They said he was at home in Hawaii. Now that's close to Indiana. That just adds to my point. Get something fresh. Get something exciting. Get something that brings back the fans and the excitement.



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    Re: Indy 500

    Quote Originally Posted by leroycyclone View Post
    You are correct. I can't listen to his voice. Gomer Pyle. Shazam! It was a recorded version. They said he was at home in Hawaii. Now that's close to Indiana. That just adds to my point. Get something fresh. Get something exciting. Get something that brings back the fans and the excitement.
    The excitement is the racing. Indy cars (on oval tracks) are so much more entertaining to watch than NASCAR. They are full throttle for 500 miles in a car that commands your attention every second of the race. I'm not a race fan by any means, but the Indy 500 is the most exciting event in motor sports.



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    Re: Indy 500

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I am so sick of Danica Patrick. She's not even in Indy car racing yt you hear her name every 3 minutes.
    Serious question: Has Danica finished a single race this season? Seems like every other mention of her I hear, it's she wrecked out before the race finished.




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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaCy View Post
    The excitement is the racing. Indy cars (on oval tracks) are so much more entertaining to watch than NASCAR. They are full throttle for 500 miles in a car that commands your attention every second of the race. I'm not a race fan by any means, but the Indy 500 is the most exciting event in motor sports.

    On list of scale of talent and excitement I would put it at:

    MotoGP-200mph in the rain on two wheels. This is real racing.
    Formula 1-Best drivers, best cars, 3 second pit stops, best circuits, etc. A little too much technology.




    Indy Car-Getting a little better.
    Nascar-Short tracks are ok.



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    Re: Indy 500

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    On list of scale of talent and excitement I would put it at:

    MotoGP-200mph in the rain on two wheels. This is real racing.
    Formula 1-Best drivers, best cars, 3 second pit stops, best circuits, etc. A little too much technology.




    Indy Car-Getting a little better.
    Nascar-Short tracks are ok.
    Formula 1 is my favorite to watch out of all of the auto sports.
    I love how they start from a grid. Formula 1 cars are simply amazing machines.


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    Re: Indy 500

    I have been to the indiana 500 and nascar dickies 500. Indie racing is so much better. Don't get me wrong. Nascar was fun also. I went when the cars were doing 230. Before regs slowed them down
    Unreal how fast indie cars r live.


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    Re: Indy 500

    Even if you're not a race fan, I would recommend attending the Indy 500 at least once. I doubt if I'll ever be around so many people at one time. 400-500K people in one place is pretty sweet. What's nuts is that it took me less time to get from my car to the interstate than an ISU game with 1/10th the crowd.



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    Re: Indy 500

    Quote Originally Posted by leroycyclone View Post
    You are correct. I can't listen to his voice. Gomer Pyle. Shazam! It was a recorded version. They said he was at home in Hawaii. Now that's close to Indiana. That just adds to my point. Get something fresh. Get something exciting. Get something that brings back the fans and the excitement.
    He was not there due to illness.

    Neither the Indy 500 not the Coke 600 were too exciting today. The restarts were the best part of Indy.

    I agree that Musburger needs to not be the TV announcer; he is terrible for all sports.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    I have been to the indiana 500 and nascar dickies 500. Indie racing is so much better. Don't get me wrong. Nascar was fun also. I went when the cars were doing 230. Before regs slowed them down
    Unreal how fast indie cars r live.
    I find it hard to belive you have been there when youre calling it the Indiana 500... but that's another argument.

    As for the 230... they have NEVER gone that fast during the race. The pace is slower than qualifying. As for the safety, can you really blame IndyCar for slowing them down? After what happened at Vegas with Dan, it's amazing. And if you've ever been there and gone through the museum, you would be amazed at the safety upgrades,even from 5the years ago. Once you are in the car, you aren't moving at all!



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    Re: Indy 500

    Quote Originally Posted by leroycyclone View Post
    The Indy 500 is 33 names that aren't familiar to anyone except die-hard Indy race fans. Hence, Danica's name every 3 minutes.

    To bad, too. The race used to be The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Not anymore.

    1. Ditch Gomer Pyle signing the national anthem.
    2. Ditch Brent Musberger in the announcer's booth.
    3. Ditch the regulations. Hundreds of thousands used to attend Saturday time trials. They attended to see speed records. They don't attend any more. There are no speed records being broken. They don't attend when every car looks the same, sounds the same, is basically the same.
    4. The announcers spend too much time talking about gas mileage.

    Let 'em race.
    1. The race is still the "greatest spectacle in racing." Watching on TV is nothing like being there which underscores and proves that statement. Being at the race, I don't have the chance to hear Brent M. so can't comment on that.
    2. Jim Nabors doesn't sing the national anthem. He sings "Back Home in Indiana." Please get your facts straight prior to making statements.
    3. Jim Nabors plus Florence singing "God Bless America" are two of the many rich traditions of the great pageantry of this event. These traditions must be kept and built upon.
    4. Danica Patrick's presence did result in added interest and excitement to the race, although she wasn't a big winner. Now, seems like she's went nothing but downhill at NASCAR (similar to Sam Hornish, Jr.). Indy could use another spark like Danica, no doubt about it.

    Bottom line, the race is a great event. You don't need to be a gear head to attend. IMO, most any good sports fan would enjoy it at least once.



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