IndyCar drivers compete hard on and o...

IndyCar drivers compete hard on and off track

There are 7 comments on the Houston Chronicle story from Jul 28, 2007, titled IndyCar drivers compete hard on and off track. In it, Houston Chronicle reports that:

“But do I forget that it ever happened? No.”

Scott Dixon has won three races in a row and is threatening to overtake what once seemed an insurmountable lead by Dario Franchitti in the drivers' points race. via Houston Chronicle

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Since: Jul 07

Auckland

#1 Aug 1, 2007
Hi everyone, Should be a good race this weekend. Will be hard to see scott winning four in a row, but fingers crossed. Curious to read that his relationship with wheldon is a bit fractious. Scott has always had good relations with his fellow team-mates. Both are competitive but I get the feeling from interviews with wheldon that he is not so gracious when things go awry on the track. Hopefully team orders and commonsense prevail.

Ski

“Is It Friday Yet?????”

Since: May 07

Smalltown New York

#2 Aug 2, 2007
The Danica,Kanaan,Andretti wreck at Mid Ohio was a "Fender Bender"? This ain't Nashcar! Ain't no fenders allowed! Only race car drivers who don't have the skill to control their cars need fenders. Looks like Dario has taken on the blame someone else roll...It was the Pace Car's fault.

Ski

“Is It Friday Yet?????”

Since: May 07

Smalltown New York

#3 Aug 2, 2007
thomas999

I am looking for Dixon to make it 4 in a row! GO SCOTT!!!

Since: Jul 07

Auckland

#4 Aug 2, 2007
Ski wrote:
The Danica,Kanaan,Andretti wreck at Mid Ohio was a "Fender Bender"? This ain't Nashcar! Ain't no fenders allowed! Only race car drivers who don't have the skill to control their cars need fenders. Looks like Dario has taken on the blame someone else roll...It was the Pace Car's fault.

The pace car, yeah right!!! I love indycar but frankly the road course ability of many is poor to say the least. Given that, I think starting where they did was just asking for trouble. Everyone has an opinion as to what transpired at the start of the race and who was to blame. SCENARIO - rolling start - good track position, hesitation??, if not TK/marco, some other poor bugger due to the concertina effect/inexperience of many.
Skill is paramount but so is luck and my man Dixon has experienced his fair share of bad luck. Long may the run continue.I for one am enjoying the racing more so this year due to the oval/road course format. Not necessarily for the indy purists of old, but hopefully will attract more talent/teams and sponsors- something for everyone.
CCWS vs IRL vs NASCAR - NAH!!- enjoy them all, thats what makes us motor racing fans.
Bye the way its bloody freezing, time to hit the hay sayonnara

Ski

“Is It Friday Yet?????”

Since: May 07

Smalltown New York

#5 Aug 2, 2007
thomas69 wrote:
<quoted text>
The pace car, yeah right!!! I love indycar but frankly the road course ability of many is poor to say the least. Given that, I think starting where they did was just asking for trouble. Everyone has an opinion as to what transpired at the start of the race and who was to blame. SCENARIO - rolling start - good track position, hesitation??, if not TK/marco, some other poor bugger due to the concertina effect/inexperience of many.
Skill is paramount but so is luck and my man Dixon has experienced his fair share of bad luck. Long may the run continue.I for one am enjoying the racing more so this year due to the oval/road course format. Not necessarily for the indy purists of old, but hopefully will attract more talent/teams and sponsors- something for everyone.
CCWS vs IRL vs NASCAR - NAH!!- enjoy them all, thats what makes us motor racing fans.
Bye the way its bloody freezing, time to hit the hay sayonnara
Let me appologize for getting your moniker wrong. It may be time to get new glasses..lol.
I too am glad to see more road courses. I would really like to see the IRL and CCWS kiss and make up. It is needed to take on the WWF of American motorsports...NASCAR. I enjoy NASCAR, but prefer open wheel. I guess I don't like the circus atmosphere that comes with NASCAR. Give me the old days of real Stock Cars.
As for who to blame...I think TK's at fault. But that's my opinion and I'm sure there are some who would argue that.
Stay warm down there. Up here it's going to be low to mid 90's today...send some of the cold air this way.

Since: Jul 07

Auckland, NZ & Carmel, IN

#6 Aug 2, 2007
Ski wrote:
The Danica,Kanaan,Andretti wreck at Mid Ohio was a "Fender Bender"? This ain't Nashcar! Ain't no fenders allowed! Only race car drivers who don't have the skill to control their cars need fenders. Looks like Dario has taken on the blame someone else roll...It was the Pace Car's fault.
Great post, Ski.

Since: Jul 07

Auckland, NZ & Carmel, IN

#7 Aug 2, 2007
thomas69 wrote:
<quoted text>
The pace car, yeah right!!! I love indycar but frankly the road course ability of many is poor to say the least. Given that, I think starting where they did was just asking for trouble. Everyone has an opinion as to what transpired at the start of the race and who was to blame. SCENARIO - rolling start - good track position, hesitation??, if not TK/marco, some other poor bugger due to the concertina effect/inexperience of many.
Skill is paramount but so is luck and my man Dixon has experienced his fair share of bad luck. Long may the run continue.I for one am enjoying the racing more so this year due to the oval/road course format. Not necessarily for the indy purists of old, but hopefully will attract more talent/teams and sponsors- something for everyone.
CCWS vs IRL vs NASCAR - NAH!!- enjoy them all, thats what makes us motor racing fans.
Bye the way its bloody freezing, time to hit the hay sayonnara
Long live Scott's run!(cheers)
He has really brought me back into the racing world.

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