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ESPN.com asked its motorsports writers, "Should IndyCar adopt GWCs?"...

Post by crl on Tue May 28, 2013 8:16 pm

...and while 5 of the 6 gave the right answer, it was Ed Hinton who gave the best answer (Turn 1):

http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/story/_/page/turn420130528/burning-questions-nascar-sprint-cup-series-heads-dover-turn-4

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Post by Alta on Tue May 28, 2013 8:18 pm

Someone needs to remind Nascar the last time Indycar tried a gimmick. Does 2011 Vegas ring a bell to them.
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Post by crl on Tue May 28, 2013 8:26 pm

I honestly thought, as much of a Jimmie Johnson shill as he is, Smith would've argued in favor, but he didn't. Surprise, surprise, it was that asshole Blount.

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Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Wed May 29, 2013 9:35 am

Yes except for Indy.
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Post by Alpineopossum on Wed May 29, 2013 3:30 pm

It won't work for Indycar because open wheel cars are faster and more dangerous, and gimmicks like GWCs are a bad idea.
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Post by TheRealNathNath on Wed May 29, 2013 5:19 pm

Maybe just for Indy. The whole ending of that race was kind of a disappointment.
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Post by bigdc48 on Wed May 29, 2013 7:38 pm

No
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Post by crl on Wed May 29, 2013 8:53 pm

hndrkguava24 wrote:Maybe just for Indy. The whole ending of that race was kind of a disappointment.

Are you kidding? I wasn't disappointed at all. Much better than seeing Marco win, and having the media (read: ABC) go all nuts when, if his last name were Smith, he'd be racing legends cars at his local Saturday night track, because there's no way he'd have lasted seven years as mediocre as he is.

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Post by TheRealNathNath on Wed May 29, 2013 9:01 pm

I was probably anticipating a repeat of the 4-wide finish (: .
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Post by Nascar9fan on Thu May 30, 2013 1:25 am

There are no G-W-C finishes in the V8's, & that doesn't effect (to me) how the finish is. Maybe they should let them cross the line at full speed, which I've seen done before, & it makes for a little more interesting finish. I hate the G-W-C, because it ruins what was a good race (if NASCAR were to have a good race at all lately)
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Post by BWard on Thu May 30, 2013 3:00 am

Why don't NASCAR adopt 1-lap shootout finishes? I don't think they've ever thought of it before but to me it would seem like a great idea.
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Post by Ben Atkins on Thu May 30, 2013 7:44 am

crl wrote:
hndrkguava24 wrote:Maybe just for Indy. The whole ending of that race was kind of a disappointment.

Are you kidding? I wasn't disappointed at all. Much better than seeing Marco win, and having the media (read: ABC) go all nuts when, if his last name were Smith, he'd be racing legends cars at his local Saturday night track, because there's no way he'd have lasted seven years as mediocre as he is.

Marco has been improving recently. This year, he's shown a lot of potential and, hell, he's got the points lead. I think things are finally on the up for him.

Back on topic, it should be GWC's for the whole series or not at all. Not just for once race, or all but one race. Personally, I think indycar are fine without them.

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