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Post by bigdc48 on Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:12 pm

The IndyCar train heads west to the streets of Long Beach in Southern California. Last year was a crashfest with Mike Conway being the eventual winner for his 2nd triumph at the legendary street circuit.

James Hinchcliffe won in what was a rather random, but sad and crappy if a debut in rainy New Orleans.

What will happen this time? Tune in on Sunday to find out.
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Post by BWard on Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:26 am

mfw no Simona:
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Post by BWard on Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:58 pm

I wish this guy was replacing Dracone instead.

http://www.indycar.com/News/2015/04/4-17-Moran-to-make-IndyCar-debut-in-Dale-Coyne-Racing-car
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Post by Alta on Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:04 pm

>Replace Huertas

He was the fairly competent one though. Sad
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Post by Milan655 on Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:30 pm

Looks like Dale Coyne has a pair of hopeless talents now Rolling Eyes

https://www.driverdb.com/drivers/rocky-moran-jr/
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Post by Lucstar88 on Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:56 pm

Rocky Moran has broken his thumb. Conor Daly will replace him.
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Post by BWard on Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:59 pm

Milan655 wrote:Looks like Dale Coyne has a pair of hopeless talents now Rolling Eyes

https://www.driverdb.com/drivers/rocky-moran-jr/

I don't think he'll get the chance now (tweet taken from Dale Coyne Racing's Twitter):

BREAKING: @ConorDaly22 will finish the weekend in the No. 18 DCR car as @RockyMoranjr was diagnosed with a broken thumb this morning.
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Post by navycook75 on Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:21 pm

Well it seems his career is off to a rocky start.
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Post by BWard on Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:32 pm

navycook75 wrote:Well it seems his career is off to a rocky start.
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Post by Alpineopossum on Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:33 pm

Only Dale Coyne Racing could figure out how to go through three drivers in three days.
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Post by bigdc48 on Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:37 pm

Helio Castroneves on pole.
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Post by Sparkz47 on Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:54 pm

Alpineopossum wrote:Only Dale Coyne Racing could figure out how to go through three drivers in three days.

And yet Dracone stays put. What a world.
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Post by Cynon on Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:13 am

Milan655 wrote:Looks like Dale Coyne has a pair of hopeless talents now Rolling Eyes

https://www.driverdb.com/drivers/rocky-moran-jr/

Wouldn't be the first time Coyne had hopeless muppets driving his cars. He had both his cars infamously crash (separate incidents) before the start of the race at Vancouver in 2003. I still love that team and support them wholeheartedly.

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Re: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach - IndyCar

Post by PackerMan71 on Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:56 pm

(sigh) GG, Dixon.
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Post by kensethfan on Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:07 pm

The Dale Coyne suckfest has been pretty exciting. The race itself has been pretty meh.

I don't think anything will change in the ten laps left to go as I'm posting this, so good win Dixon.
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Post by Lucstar88 on Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:20 pm

Sato just broke like Riccardo did in F1, like 2 seconds from the finish XD

GW Dixon!
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Re: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach - IndyCar

Post by bigdc48 on Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:21 pm

Not a better race as I thought, but way better than last week. Good win Scotty D. A 5.5/10.
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Re: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach - IndyCar

Post by Alta on Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:23 pm

Ok race...Better than NOLA.
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Post by BooyakaDragon on Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:25 pm

I'll take a 5th for Kanaan.
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Re: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach - IndyCar

Post by PackerMan71 on Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:26 pm

My feelings on the GP of Long Beach:

Meh, it was alright.

Only one caution all race and merely for debris, which unlike NASCAR, was legit. Razz

Clean racing throughout, and even though the fight for the win was done after the last pitstop, the battle to get on the podium was pretty cool. Montoya, Pagenaud, Kanaan and Bourdais were all right there and ready to pounce on one another if someone made a mistake, which surprisingly didn't happen considering it was four cars under a blanket.

Not exactly pleased that Dixon won, since I really don't like the guy that much, but give him credit where it's due. He finally broke his longstanding stigma at Long Beach.

Overall, the race could've been a little better, but it was nice and clean, and the podium battle at the end was fun to watch in the closing laps.

The 2015 GP of Long Beach gets a solid 6.0/10. Not the best Long Beach GP I've seen, but it was alright.
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