Jay Howard to drive with Marty Roth

Jay Howard to drive with Marty Roth

There are 40 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Nov 26, 2007, titled Jay Howard to drive with Marty Roth. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Team owner/driver Marty Roth confirmed today the signing of driver Jay Howard, making Roth Racing a two-car operation for next year's IndyCar Series.

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Realist

Auburn Hills, MI

#1 Nov 26, 2007
sorry marty. but is there anyone left that even cares?...I am a former USAC natl midget driver..having raced w the great ones like Vogler, Stewart Gordon, Bettenhausen etc..IRL is just a 'c' level feeder series for nascar....open wheel racing. RIP.....
Pragmatist

Louisville, KY

#2 Nov 26, 2007
This is a validation of the new payout structure. More expansions are on the way. I think the infusion of some fresh faces will make next season more interesting. The Indy Pro Series is finally hitting paydirt as a feeder system. Let's go racin'!
Realist

Auburn Hills, MI

#4 Nov 26, 2007
Shut up n drive wrote:
Is this the revenue plan in action? If so realist you're wrong, now go far away this is for Indy racing league supporters if you don't care for it why are you here?
..........for indy racing league supporters'?..gee. I thought the forum was for ANYONE....why am I here?..just echoing the sentiments of many former 500 fans....
gomers pyles

United States

#6 Nov 27, 2007
Shut up n drive wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah when you liked the 500 before you quit did you like to go to places where people stopped in to degrade it? It's common courtesy for us loyal fans!
we call you gomertards.
Jesus F Christ

Jeffersonville, OH

#8 Nov 27, 2007
Realist wrote:
<quoted text>..........for indy racing league supporters'?..gee. I thought the forum was for ANYONE....why am I here?..just echoing the sentiments of many former 500 fans....
Realist -- obviously a lot of people care about it. It will never be what it was, but neither will USAC. That's not IRL or George's fault. Racers were prefering NASCAR over IndyCar way before the split... ask your boy Jeff Gordon.
Scott Gates Cleanupcrew

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Nov 27, 2007
I can't wait to see Jay in a top notch car like Marty Roth's.
I say he will win many races and win ROTY!
Mike Condre Do it again

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Nov 27, 2007
Awesome!! Jay will take Roth Racing and the IRL to new heights.They will win mark my words!!!
Jim Wilke

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Nov 28, 2007
I'm highly dissapointed that KK got off on the JDSU case.
He is guilty as sin.
Jay Howard being hired by Roth will make up for my loss.
JH is a true winner and will win in 2008 before Danica!
Jesus F Christ

Jeffersonville, OH

#13 Nov 30, 2007
Mike Condre Do it again wrote:
Awesome!! Jay will take Roth Racing and the IRL to new heights.They will win mark my words!!!
You do realize Roth Racing has trouble getting up to the speed required to even practice, right? Roth proves one thing -- money doesn't always buy wins.

Since: Aug 07

AOL

#14 Nov 30, 2007
Jesus F Christ wrote:
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You do realize Roth Racing has trouble getting up to the speed required to even practice, right? Roth proves one thing -- money doesn't always buy wins.
Roth proves he's a man with a dream and the money to live it and make it happen! In Roths world you don't exist!
Jesus F Christ

Jeffersonville, OH

#15 Dec 1, 2007
Lets go racing wrote:
<quoted text>Roth proves he's a man with a dream and the money to live it and make it happen! In Roths world you don't exist!
So you don't realize he can't keep up to the minimum practice speed? I'm glad he's living his dream (and Howard is a strong driver), but even dreams have to be realistic.

Since: Aug 07

AOL

#16 Dec 1, 2007
Jesus F Christ wrote:
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So you don't realize he can't keep up to the minimum practice speed? I'm glad he's living his dream (and Howard is a strong driver), but even dreams have to be realistic.
Well it is what it is, he has the bucks so he's there, like it or not! If he was that bad he'd be black flagged like milk n donuts, doesn't matter that he doesn't make it far enough to get blackflagged!
Jesus F Christ

Jeffersonville, OH

#17 Dec 2, 2007
He may not get black flagged, but he's blue flagged from the beginning. I'm glad it is his dream, but he's going to hurt someone someday.
Realist

Auburn Hills, MI

#18 Dec 2, 2007
Shut up n drive wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah when you liked the 500 before you quit did you like to go to places where people stopped in to degrade it? It's common courtesy for us loyal fans!
..well unlike you, Ive always had the common courtesy to entitle others to their opinion no matter how much I disagreed. If you truly believe in your product (in this case the IRL) you neednt defend it as you do...
Realist

Auburn Hills, MI

#19 Dec 2, 2007
Jesus F Christ wrote:
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Realist -- obviously a lot of people care about it. It will never be what it was, but neither will USAC. That's not IRL or George's fault. Racers were prefering NASCAR over IndyCar way before the split... ask your boy Jeff Gordon.
...racers may or may not have prefered nascar before the split (which I disagree with because I saw Mansell come to run Indy and not Daytona) but fans didnt. I was at indy qualifying the day Penske missed the show in 95. the place was packed and the eyes of the world were still on the 500...
Jesus F Christ

Jeffersonville, OH

#20 Dec 3, 2007
Realist wrote:
<quoted text>...racers may or may not have prefered nascar before the split (which I disagree with because I saw Mansell come to run Indy and not Daytona) but fans didnt. I was at indy qualifying the day Penske missed the show in 95. the place was packed and the eyes of the world were still on the 500...
I agree we cared much more about the 500 back then, but without the split the 500 would still have lost a lot of luster. IMS just handed it over to NASCAR as opposed to NASCAR making it a hostile takeover. Regardless, fans cheered louder in 1994 for Gordon than they did for Unser regardless of the hometown ties to Pittsboro.
Vitor Pal

Brazil

#21 Dec 3, 2007
Knock Knock, talk all you want about the 500 mile race, but what are you saying? In Brazil we know what the 500 mile race is and it's Helios series. For you to say that that race is almost non-existent is lie. If there is other races that day we do not know that! We hear that; Nascar is for poor low lifes

Since: Aug 07

AOL

#22 Dec 3, 2007
Jesus F Christ wrote:
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I agree we cared much more about the 500 back then, but without the split the 500 would still have lost a lot of luster. IMS just handed it over to NASCAR as opposed to NASCAR making it a hostile takeover. Regardless, fans cheered louder in 1994 for Gordon than they did for Unser regardless of the hometown ties to Pittsboro.
Huh? They cheered for Unser more then Gordon? or the other way around? No one cheered for Gordon because he was against Dale, Sr. and was a punk. Now I don't think he's a punk but then they didn't like this young kid beating Sr. With that said Unser? Everyone likes lil Al and Big Al especially in the 80's or 90's and they enjoy seeing him race still as well as Al. Sr. working in the garages since he works for the Indy Racing league still!

Since: Aug 07

AOL

#23 Dec 3, 2007
Vitor Pal wrote:
Knock Knock, talk all you want about the 500 mile race, but what are you saying? In Brazil we know what the 500 mile race is and it's Helios series. For you to say that that race is almost non-existent is lie. If there is other races that day we do not know that! We hear that; Nascar is for poor low lifes
Ok go back to the brazil forum now, this isn't Nascar!
Jesus F Christ

Jeffersonville, OH

#24 Dec 5, 2007
Lets go racing wrote:
<quoted text>Huh? They cheered for Unser more then Gordon? or the other way around? No one cheered for Gordon because he was against Dale, Sr. and was a punk. Now I don't think he's a punk but then they didn't like this young kid beating Sr. With that said Unser? Everyone likes lil Al and Big Al especially in the 80's or 90's and they enjoy seeing him race still as well as Al. Sr. working in the garages since he works for the Indy Racing league still!
Are you kidding? I'm not a huge Gordon or NASCAR fan, but the guy received a ton of cheers when he won in 1994. E-SR wasn't even in the picture. Gordon was battling Earnie Irvin.

The pure hatred for Gordon didn't kick in until closer to '96. There were still some boos, but he was still the hometown hero then.

I know Unser Jr was a favorite. He was my favorite then. That doesn't mean he got louder cheers than Gordon.

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