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Post by Lucstar88 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:16 pm

Last week, the dual races @ Belle Isle were a success, with M.Conway getting his 2nd win & Simon Pagenaud won his 1st race.

Marco Andretti & Helio are tied for the points lead.

Last Year, Justin Wilson won his 3rd race after battling with R.Brisco & G.Rahal

Will Texas be as incredible as Belle Isle? Tune in Saturday to find out
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by Chives2112 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:32 pm

For the second year in a row, I'm going to this race. Last year was amazing, and I can't wait to go again! Very Happy
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by Lucstar88 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:34 pm

Chives2112 wrote:For the second year in a row, I'm going to this race. Last year was amazing, and I can't wait to go again! Very Happy

Cool!
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by Alta on Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:27 pm

Texas was pretty baller last year. Shouldn't expect less this year.
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by bigdc48 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:46 pm

Priiimetiiiiiime. I Love it!!!! Wait, the Nationwide race is on the same time this does. Oh well, I'm pumped up for this race right here.
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by f1fan12 on Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:54 pm

I LOVE THIS RACE!
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Post by BWard on Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:55 pm

Looking forward to this race, and for some reason I really want Marco Andretti to win.
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Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:22 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:Looking forward to this race, and for some reason I really want Marco Andretti to win.

For some reason I really don't want Marco Andretti to win. Oh wait, that's right, I can't stand him.

If Justin Wilson runs as well here as he did a year ago, he could well be a serious title contender.
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by Alta on Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:33 pm

RetrogradeRenegade wrote:

If Justin Wilson runs as well here as he did a year ago, he could well be a serious title contender.
He was strong at Indy and has been bringing his usual speed to the road course. It's entirely possible.
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Post by crl on Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:18 pm

Pippa Mann gets the 18 car for this one.

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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by bigdc48 on Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:36 pm

Last Year, Justin Wilson won his 3rd race after Graham Rahal completely choked in the final laps as usual.

Fixed.
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:48 pm

Heh I'm not going to run Indy heh I'm going to be the best driver in Detroit heh I'm not going to run Texas heh

4 car is still TBA in terms of driver.
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Post by flyingturns89 on Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:17 pm

Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:Heh I'm not going to run Indy heh I'm going to be the best driver in Detroit heh I'm not going to run Texas heh

4 car is still TBA in terms of driver.

It's supposed to be Servia for the rest of the year I think.
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by crl on Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:26 pm

flyingturns89 wrote:
Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:Heh I'm not going to run Indy heh I'm going to be the best driver in Detroit heh I'm not going to run Texas heh

4 car is still TBA in terms of driver.

It's supposed to be Servia for the rest of the year I think.

Only if the contract issues get sorted out.

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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by bigdc48 on Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:45 am

From the Wikipedia site, Oriol Servia will run Texas and Iowa in the #4 Chevy. ^_^.
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by crl on Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:32 pm

bigdc48 wrote:From the Wikipedia site, Oriol Servia will run Texas and Iowa in the #4 Chevy. ^_^.

A Twitter search confirms this news.

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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by crl on Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:45 pm

Power on pole. On an oval.

WUT.

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Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:47 pm

Power. Fast. Oval. Huh?
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Post by flyingturns89 on Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:34 pm

He beat the whole the field by 1.5 MPH. Shocked
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by crl on Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:37 pm

He's so happy:


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Post by PackerMan71 on Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:43 pm

Not really surprised. His one and only win on an oval came at Texas.
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by RealRacer4 on Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:45 pm

crl wrote:He's so happy:


TIL that Will Power is related to Kimi. Razz

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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by crl on Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:31 am

Here's the full lineup; Simona must start 10 places back of where she qualified because of an unapproved engine change after Detroit on Sunday; also, Vautier was handed a 10-spot grid penalty because of an unapproved engine change, and decided to say screw it and not qualify, which, at Texas, probably has more cons than pros:

http://www.imscdn.com/indycar_media/documents/2013-06-07/Firestone%20550%20Qual%20Results.pdf

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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by RealRacer4 on Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:12 pm

Meh. The race hasn't been too exciting, but it could be much worse than it is now. I'm hoping the finish will make up for it.

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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:16 pm

Right now it looks like Helio is cruising to victory. I don't see anyone having anything for him, unless we get another caution.
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by f1fan12 on Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:40 pm

Wow, Indycar can have a meh race!
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by navycook75 on Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:51 pm

f1fan12 wrote:Wow, Indycar can have a meh race!
It was still better than any NASCAR Texas race.

anyway, Helio obtains the points lead...could this year be his year?

also, 7 winners in 8 races, and Hinch is the only driver with more than one win. This year is been pretty good.
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by PackerMan71 on Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:53 pm

Since I didn't see this race until the last 8 laps (due to me being at Columbus Motor Speedway tonight), I won't give a rating on it, but from what I heard, Helio pretty much kicked everybody's tail.
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by RyanB06 on Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:54 pm

Ed Carpenter finished fourth. Shocked
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by bigdc48 on Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:03 pm

navycook75 wrote:
f1fan12 wrote:Wow, Indycar can have a meh race!
It was still better than any NASCAR Texas race.

anyway, Helio obtains the points lead...could this year be his year?

also, 7 winners in 8 races, and Hinch is the only driver with more than one win. This year is been pretty good.


So true. This race didn't make too much action as last year did, but an okay race. A 6.5 for this race to me.
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by Alta on Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:50 pm

Pretty quiet race.

Helio wins and the old order has taken back reign of the indycar standings.
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by crl on Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:43 am

Alta wrote:Pretty quiet race.

Helio wins and the old order has taken back reign of the indycar standings.

For now, at least.

Anyway, Texas produces the worst race of the season so far, but it wasn't exactly terrible. Nice job, Helio.

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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by crl on Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:22 am

RyanB06 wrote:Ed Carpenter finished fourth. Shocked

It's his 8th career Top 5 finish (24th Top 10) on an oval 1.5 miles or longer (his two wins included). It's not a shock anymore.

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Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:41 am

crl wrote:
RyanB06 wrote:Ed Carpenter finished fourth. Shocked

It's his 8th career Top 5 finish (24th Top 10) on an oval 1.5 miles or longer (his two wins included). It's not a shock anymore.

Kentucky is 1.48 miles. Razz

But yeah, we should all be used to Carpenter being awesome on ovals by now.
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Post by flyingturns89 on Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:06 am

Alta wrote:Pretty quiet race.

Helio wins and the old order has taken back reign of the indycar standings.

Franchitti is 10th and Power is 12th. Doesn't sound like the old order. Neutral
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by JMac525 on Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:09 pm

While I thought this was probably the weakest Indycar race of the year surprisingly, I still enjoyed it nonetheless.

And about Ed, not to sound like a biased fan, but I'm more surprised when Ed Carpenter doesn't finish near the front on ovals nowadays. He's shown a lot over these past two years.
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by Sparkz47 on Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:18 pm

It says a lot about an organization when its worst race of the year is still, to say the least, decent. I really have high hopes for the future of IndyCar.
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by crl on Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:56 pm

Derrick Walker admits IndyCar used the wrong aero package at Texas:

http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/miller-fixing-indycars-boring-night-in-texas/

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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by f1fan12 on Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:47 am

crl wrote:Derrick Walker admits IndyCar used the wrong aero package at Texas:

http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/miller-fixing-indycars-boring-night-in-texas/

Derek Walker: The only major racing series leader that actually has common sense
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by RealRacer4 on Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:17 pm

Well damn. What is it with Team Penske getting caught cheating at Texas? This most certainly changes the outlook for the driver's championship. http://www.indycar.com/News/2013/06/6-11-Team-Penske-fined-for-technical-infraction

As for the article that crl posted, it's too bad that the guys at NASCAR won't do such a thing to make the racing better.

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Post by Sparkz47 on Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:59 am

crl wrote:Derrick Walker admits IndyCar used the wrong aero package at Texas:

http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/miller-fixing-indycars-boring-night-in-texas/

DO YOU SEE THIS, NASCAR!? ARE YOU TAKING NOTES!?!? This is a little thing we like to call common sense. Try it sometime.
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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by Chives2112 on Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:28 am

Sparkz47 wrote:
crl wrote:Derrick Walker admits IndyCar used the wrong aero package at Texas:

http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/miller-fixing-indycars-boring-night-in-texas/

DO YOU SEE THIS, NASCAR!? ARE YOU TAKING NOTES!?!? This is a little thing we like to call common sense. Try it sometime.
$25,000 fine for criticizing the racing product, young man.

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Re: Indy : Firestone 550 @ Texas

Post by Alta on Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:05 am

Chives2112 wrote:
Sparkz47 wrote:
crl wrote:Derrick Walker admits IndyCar used the wrong aero package at Texas:

http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/miller-fixing-indycars-boring-night-in-texas/

DO YOU SEE THIS, NASCAR!? ARE YOU TAKING NOTES!?!? This is a little thing we like to call common sense. Try it sometime.
$25,000 fine for criticizing the racing product, young man.

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