Tracy seeks break from Forsythe contract

Apr 4, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: TSN.ca

“Jerry has left me no option on this.”

Paul Tracy has had enough of sitting around. The former Champ Car champion says he plans to pursue other racing options, claiming Gerald Forsythe has not met the terms of their contract. via TSN.ca

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Andrew

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Apr 6, 2008
 
I want Paul in a IndyCar! I think he can still wipe most if not all the drivers if given the right car and team. I can't believe Forsythe not taking Tony George up on finding sponsors for this year so they could run a team....What a bad move in my book for Forsythe. As much as I was rooting for ChampCar, Indy is the future
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Apr 6, 2008
 
The bottome line is that it could have very well been the IRL in ChampCars position. This sport like F1 is all about getting sponsors and money there week in and week out. So, for all you Paul Tracy haters the bottome line is he will bring lots of fans and sponsors to every race. I think he can still run top five in the IRL especially with the right team and if the IRL continues in the coming years to add more street and permanent road courses to the schedule. Lets not be haters....lets just try to get the field to 28 or 29 drivers like it was in the early and mid 90's!!!!!!
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Apr 6, 2008
 
And by the way....PT used to kick the crap out of people like Tony K, Helio, and all the others on a weekly bases before they jumped ship to the IRL. What makes you think he can't still kick their butts?!! We Need Paul Tracy!!! He is one of the best drivers in the world. Stats don't lie!!
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Apr 6, 2008
 
IRL should go to the ChampCar DP01 800hp. More power equals more fans and excitement!

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Since: Apr 08

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Apr 6, 2008
 
Andrew wrote:
IRL should go to the ChampCar DP01 800hp. More power equals more fans and excitement!
BS..Those champcars would not make a difference as far as fans. More expencive for teams to run, THAT IS WHAT THE DIFFERENCE WOULD BE.And in answer to PT fans that think he would dominate if and when he makes it to INDYCAR?? That, wont happen ether, he will be competive, no doubt, but DOMINATING..?? WONT HAPPEN...

I AM INDY !!!!!!!!!!

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Since: Apr 08

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Apr 6, 2008
 
Andrew wrote:
IRL should go to the ChampCar DP01 800hp. More power equals more fans and excitement!
Save your pennys son and come to INDY... let me show you what INDYCAR RACING IS ALL ABOUT!! I appreciate your passion ,But that watered down version of racing that KV gave you champ fans was a joke..He was a rich man that wanted a toy to play with, and had no idea how to promote it or keep it alive.You champcar peeps suffered. You guys knew damn well from the beginning, champ was not going to survive without INDY..Now your glorious GRAND PUBA, HAS ABANDEND SHIP...Indy was and always will be THE RACE.!!
For Champcar to even think they could survive long without it, just shows the FEARLESS LEADER OF CHAMPCAR,WAS TO BUSY BUYING 8-BALLS.. AND PACKING HIS NOSE.... NUFF SAID...!!!
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Apr 8, 2008
 
I think all true racing fans know that Indy is a great track....When F1 was running it the other way! ha!
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Apr 8, 2008
 
Here are two quick facts for you...The DP01 is faster and better looking. And by the way....PT used to kick the crap out of people like Tony K, Helio, and all the others on a weekly bases before they jumped ship to the IRL. What makes you think he can't still kick their butts?!! We Need Paul Tracy!!! He is one of the best drivers in the world. Stats don't lie!!

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Apr 9, 2008
 
Andrew wrote:
I think all true racing fans know that Indy is a great track....When F1 was running it the other way! ha!
Andrew.

you are just a mouthy lil MORON...

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Apr 11, 2008
 
Really nayls57? That's all you could come back with? I have seen both the the IRL and the ChampCar in person at the Indy 500 and Portland International Raceway. All I am saying is that it would be great to have a better looking car running like the DP01, and it has more horsepower...Who wouldn't like that!!

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Apr 11, 2008
 
nayls57 wrote:
<quoted text>Andrew.
you are just a mouthy lil MORON...
I AM INDY !!!!!!!!
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pi c=2itjuxg&s=3
This is kind of neat saw it on another forum. Looks like Indycar is coming back to me!
Now I didn't make this graph just reposting for you to see it's interesting.

Here's the explanation.

From 1950 through 1969 the 500 participants averaged averaged 108 previous starts between them. The max of this Era was 137 previous starts in 1963. The average Top 5's and Wins were also 15 and 3 respectively. This is what I have heard referred to as the golden years. Many different engines and cars flourished during this Era.

From 1979 to 1994 the averages for previous starts, Top 5's and Wins are 200, 43, 12 respectively with 1992 being the all-time peak in Speedway history (261, 75, 20).

Now in the wake of the split, money teams, tabacco, Chevy A's, B's, and C', a nasty split from USAC, and another split that was the brand new start of a new Era.

Well, this Era is now going on seven years and look at these comparative stats from 2001-2002. The averages for previous starts, Top 5's and Wins are 143, 37, 8 respectively.

Looks like the Speedway is shaping up rather nicely for the future. We don't have the interest in the machines from yore, nor do we have the three and four-time winners with 20+ starts of the recent past. Hey, I know things are not perfect. However, statistically things are improving, regardless of the critics or supporters. Thinking that we have nine new rookies and have lost Scott Goodyear and Buzz Calkins to retirement, Eliseo, Jaques and Hamilton to injury, Stewart to a championship run, and Gregoire to poverty, we have a pretty good crop of driver pool for the future ignoring their current series.

To Recap side by side:

1950-1969 /// 137 - 15 - 3
1970-1994 /// 200 - 43 - 12
2001-2002 /// 143 - 37 - 08

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