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Danica Patrick ran a great race at Indy

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by John Corn, May 29, 2005.

  1. John Corn

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    Beat all but three of the best open wheel drivers in the United States.

    Sooooo, all you "macho" dudes, what do you think of that? :D

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  2. tsmacro

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    She showed great determination coming back from a couple of mistakes that put her at the tail end of the lead lap a couple different times. Looks like the woman can drive. Also wanted to say great job by Dan Wheldon and Andretti-Green Racing! It's about time Michael Andretti got to victory lane at Indy, even if it is as an owner!
     
  3. TNGTony

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    Cool! If it wasn't that she was low on fuel and actually ran out of gas on the last lap, she could have won it. I also liked how she recovered from a spin and was able to get into the pits to repair damage in a bad restart. She was untimately at fault for that one. Nothing much she could have done, but she was the one that initiated the contact.

    Overall a great race.

    And now for the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600! So far a great start OOPS!!!! first yellow flag at lap 11

    See ya
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  4. TNGTony

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    These cars look like they are standing still after watching IRL cars going 50-70 MPH faster!

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  5. Richard King

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    You guys ruined it for me. I am watching it on my 508 right now. Wow has she done a great job. Eight laps left for me.
     
  6. Richard King

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    Wow. Is she ever going to be great for racing in the next few years. What a race. How did she EVER come back from losing (not loosing) that front wing?
     
  7. Richard King

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    What's the deal with the milk and when did that tradition start?
     
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    :confused: Who won? :shrug:
     
  9. TNGTony

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    The brit! Dan Wheldon

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    i just wanted her to win
     
  11. cdru

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    The winner I think always has gotten milk. It's been milk for as long as I known racing.
     
  12. TNGTony

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    Interesting story on the milk tradition:
    http://www.indianadairycouncil.org/15_rookie02_archive/15c_victory_lane.html
    I wonder is a winner is lactose intollerant if the tradition will come to a screaching hault! :)

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  13. cdru

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    Yesterday was my first Indy 500 I saw in person and it was absolutely amazing. To have 25,000 horsepower fly by you at 220 MPH in a matter of seconds was just spectacular. And I think what made it even more spectacular was that there wasn't a single person that didn't appear to be rooting for Danica. When she opted not to pit when all the leaders did towards the end of the race and took the lead, the crowd just went nuts. It just slightly edged out when the crowed went completely silent when she spun out and knocked off her front wing, only to erupt when she came out of pit row.

    I was sitting almost in the middle between turns 1 and 2. We were "lucky" enough to have 3 of 5 accidents to happen right in front of us. The first one hit a few sections down and his debris trail went all over the place. The 2nd one, the one with two cars - a Meijer and Target cars, came to a stop literally in front of us. It was interesting to watch the rescue and cleanup crews work. They were usually rolling while the cars were still sliding to a stop.

    The funniest moment of the day was watching one of the cars drive around the turn with 3 of his 4 wheels. The 4th, the right front, sat happily on top of the car.

    My only complaint for the day was that you couldn't hear the announcers. Commentary or hearing the radio chatter would have been beneficial in figuring out what happened, even when you are seeing it happen with your own eyes.

    Coming home, we were talking about the race. We couldn't remember the name of the winner a few times. Whats-his-name might have won it, but Danica was the star of the day by far. Her sponsors definitely got their money's worth.
     
  14. TNGTony

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    There is nothing like attending a motor sport in person! I personally don't like to see the wrecks, not only because of the diver's safety, but because it slows the race down and allows non-contenders to interfere with the leaders (especially in NASCAR with the 2 wide restarts). I loved to go to the Lawrenceburg Speedway 25 minutes down the road to watch the outlaw sprint cars go around the 3/8 dirt oval (true oval, no straight) go by at 90MPH. You can tell the newbies because they sit down in front. The dirt these things sling reaches the 10th row of this little grandstand. The latemodels and beater classes are also fun. I like the small tracks because you can see everything and you are right up on the action! But there is nothing like watching these indy cars go by at 230 MPH! At Kentucky Motor Speedway, the open wheel races are also great! This 1½ mile tri-oval is a great cross between a short track and a super-speedway.

    I still miss the ½ mile asphalt Tri-County Speedway in West Chester Twp. When all the money moved up there there, the twp trustees caved to the noise and traffic complaints. Never mind the track was there for decades before these morons bought the property next to the track!

    See ya
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