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So much for this piece of promotion for IndyCar

Post by crl on Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:39 pm

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Re: So much for this piece of promotion for IndyCar

Post by Cynon on Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:25 am

Zanardi and Kahne couldn't secure the rides for obvious reasons (but shame on both of them for being babies about it), ditto for Pastrana (who honestly would have been hilariously bad).

I also find it VERY hard to disagree with Wheldon, though...

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Re: So much for this piece of promotion for IndyCar

Post by PYLrulz on Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:31 am

I figured it was going to be one big joke to begin with.
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Re: So much for this piece of promotion for IndyCar

Post by Alta on Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:57 pm

Should do this as an all-star type event in December tbh.
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Re: So much for this piece of promotion for IndyCar

Post by PYLrulz on Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:07 pm

Or at least some time during the offseason

20, 30, 40 years ago, this would of worked, but today, unless you are a ringer that travels around to vastly different series, doing something like this is out of the question.
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Re: So much for this piece of promotion for IndyCar

Post by Cynon on Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:31 pm

PYLrulz wrote:Or at least some time during the offseason

20, 30, 40 years ago, this would of worked, but today, unless you are a ringer that travels around to vastly different series, doing something like this is out of the question.

The Race of Champions in Europe is a perfect example of an event like this that actually works. Jeff Gordon has won this before, Carl Edwards famously beat Michael Schumacher (and then was beaten by Schumi in a rematch the next year), Sebastien Bourdais, Sebastien Loeb, etc...

Of note, Jimmie Johnson was terrible when he faced Schumacher in the ROC... and Jimmie brought out a big bag of excuses when he hit a few walls... Rolling Eyes

But the ROC works because it's in the middle of the offseason when most of these drivers have little better to do than drive everything from Smart cars to dune buggys around a stadium. The IRL can't be faulted at all for the attempt, because if it wasn't for a few things out of the league's control, it might have been pulled off successfully.

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