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2018 Motor Racing thread

Discussion in 'Pro Sports Discussion' started by Hollywood, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. goblue96

    goblue96 Disney and Curling Expert

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    The mayor of Hinchtown will just buy a seat now.
     
  2. Bdub

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    Yeah probably. Really sucks for the guy he buys a seat from though.
     
  3. Bdub

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    Apparently no one is willing to give up their seat yet. I don't understand the love for Hinch at all. I mean he seems like a nice guy, but he isn't that great of a driver. Mid pack at best in my opinion.
    Can't believe Danica qualifying top 10. She should have never went to NASCAR.
     
  4. goblue96

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    That whole almost dying thing really helped Hinch’s popularity.
     
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  5. Hollywood

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    Same reason Sam Hornish went.

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    You make more running 25th in NASCAR than winning in Indycar.
     
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    Yeah makes sense. I'm glad Danica didn't stay in Indycar, but she is certainly much much better in an Indycar. Not many drivers excel in stock cars and open wheel cars. Even as good as JPM was, he didn't succeed in NASCAR.
     
  7. Hollywood

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    I think he didn't succeed mainly because he was on a crappy team. That 42 team sucked. He fairly consistently put that car in the top 10, where it had no business being.

    Put Montoya in a Hendrick or Penske car and I think he has probably 10-15 wins in that same time frame instead of the 2 or 3 he ended up with.
     
  8. goblue96

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    Montoya also had a knack of shooting hisself in the dick once a year and costing the team a win.
     
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  9. Hollywood

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    All the fast drivers end up doing that. He did it in F1 a couple of times too, although BMW helped a little in that category.

    Senna crashing out in the lead at Monaco, Gordon's missed shifts on restarts while leading, etc.
     
  10. Bdub

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    I think all drivers do it. You just don't realize it when they are mid pack drivers or back markers.
     
  11. Hollywood

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    Glad to see Cryle crash out of this race today.
     
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    Bye Danica, I'm sure we will see you again when you unretire.
     
  13. goblue96

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    Good riddance ABC and your ten thousand commercials.
     
  15. goblue96

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    At least Monaco, this morning, was commercial free
     
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  16. goblue96

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    Monaco GP: Sky TV announcers - great announce team
    Indy 500: Good announce team in their last year calling the 500 for ABC (ABC's coverage that's a different story)


    World 600: Darrell and Michael Waltrip

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  17. Bdub

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    The Sky TV guys are so good. Just goes to show how bad it is for Motor Sports in this country. The ABC Indycar crew is trash. It's like they are trying to announce to someone who has never seen a race before. I think it's fair to say if you are watching an Indycar race you are not tuning in for your first race ever. So give me some technical details. The nascar announcing right now is the exact same way. I really liked the old NBC Sports crew. Hobbs and Matchett would really get into the details of the cars and why they were doing the things they did. Motor Sports are so niche in this country, if you are watching you probably know a fair amount about cars and racing.
     
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  18. Bdub

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    Also can somebody explain how making the 600 a stage race makes it more interesting?
     
  19. goblue96

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    Nope.
     
  20. Bdub

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    Glad I'm not alone in thinking this is stupid. Also the Waltrips announcing is like having 2 old guys BS for 4 hours. I have no idea what is actually happening in the race.
     

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