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(IndyStar)   Will Helio get his fourth? Will Andretti slow on the backstretch? How dusty will it get during the Dan Wheldon tributes? It's your official 96th Indianapolis 500 race thread (11am ET, ABC)   (indystar.com) divider line 1061
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2012-05-27 01:03:09 PM  

mikaloyd: Hmm 2 laps down. Maybe they just need a WIRL like they have a WNBA.


Thog: Here stadium, where our women basketball teams play.

Kug: We no can dunk, but good fundamentals.

Ornik: That more fun to watch.
 
2012-05-27 01:03:11 PM  

bluorangefyre: I bet Jimmie Johnson wishes he could enable his car to make pitstops this fast.

Speaking of idols, who do y'all use an idol on for IndyCars? Or do the drivers needing an idol race Lotus hamster power?

/another commercial break? already???


Not really. Dario's won the last three championships by being competent on road courses and strong on ovals, but we're only running three ovals this season. If Will Power is going to win a championship without improving on the ovals, this is his year.


clear_prop: 2 laps down 50 laps in? Did someone secretly replace Legge's motor with a Lotus hamster?


Hah! She'd be 5 laps down at this point.

---


Lulz -- Will Power was just explicitly warned Legge was two cars in front of him.
 
2012-05-27 01:03:29 PM  
It looks like the RC car was made from a can of RC cola. I WANT THIS CAR TO WIN!

/who's driving it?
 
2012-05-27 01:03:34 PM  

WhyteRaven74: No one, there's really no one who just needs to be rooted against.


And that's what makes this honestly a lot more enjoyable -- no JJ types here (yet)
 
2012-05-27 01:04:21 PM  

mikaloyd: It kinda takes both to race.


Given how many turns and how narrow Monaco is, and that there is has no real straight away, there's not much you can do with the cars to make for much passing.
 
2012-05-27 01:04:53 PM  

Grables'Daughter: LOL the feed that I am watching - a TIVO menu popped up during the last commercial and the guy that the feed was coming from apparently was looking at the schedule...


That happens more than you think with these sort of streams.

The ones that piss me off is when they program the reminder to change the channel right at the end of something and that something goes past the scheduled time.

/If that makes sense
 
2012-05-27 01:05:12 PM  

bluorangefyre: It looks like the RC car was made from a can of RC cola. I WANT THIS CAR TO WIN!

/who's driving it?


t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-05-27 01:05:31 PM  
jesus god these cats are taking turns at 205.
 
2012-05-27 01:05:38 PM  

bluorangefyre: /who's driving it?


Andretti
 
2012-05-27 01:05:39 PM  

clear_prop: 2 laps down 50 laps in? Did someone secretly replace Legge's motor with a Lotus hamster?


mikaloyd: Hmm 2 laps down. Maybe they just need a WIRL like they have a WNBA.


Give her a break, she spent the first 20 laps trying to parallel park.
 
2012-05-27 01:05:44 PM  

bluorangefyre: It looks like the RC car was made from a can of RC cola. I WANT THIS CAR TO WIN!

/who's driving it?


Marco Andretti.

/You're against a generation-leaping curse. Have fun.
 
2012-05-27 01:06:11 PM  

Tsrwedge: but we're only running three ovals this season


What kind of nonsense is this? Wasn't the IRL or whatever its called made to run purely on ovals? When did CART take over and turn it to shiat?

/I loved seeing racing at Richmond, Texas and Charlotte
 
2012-05-27 01:06:55 PM  

WhyteRaven74: mikaloyd: It kinda takes both to race.

Given how many turns and how narrow Monaco is, and that there is has no real straight away, there's not much you can do with the cars to make for much passing.


You could race somewhere else instead.
 
2012-05-27 01:07:07 PM  

rickythepenguin: jesus god these cats are taking turns at 205.


they can take them at 215 in qualifying trim. And back in the 90s were taking turns near 230.
 
2012-05-27 01:07:44 PM  

knbber2: clear_prop: 2 laps down 50 laps in? Did someone secretly replace Legge's motor with a Lotus hamster?

mikaloyd: Hmm 2 laps down. Maybe they just need a WIRL like they have a WNBA.

Give her a break, she spent the first 20 laps trying to parallel park.


That made me laugh way too hard!
 
2012-05-27 01:07:51 PM  

foo monkey: Danica


In my pants.
 
2012-05-27 01:07:53 PM  
Sato gaining some ground
 
2012-05-27 01:08:17 PM  

knbber2: clear_prop: 2 laps down 50 laps in? Did someone secretly replace Legge's motor with a Lotus hamster?

mikaloyd: Hmm 2 laps down. Maybe they just need a WIRL like they have a WNBA.

Give her a break, she spent the first 20 laps trying to parallel park.


Ahem.

I'm standing right here.
 
2012-05-27 01:08:36 PM  

bluorangefyre: Wasn't the IRL or whatever its called made to run purely on ovals?


There is no IRL anymore. Also the all oval racing didn't really do any favors for IRL's popularity.
 
2012-05-27 01:08:42 PM  

FiendishFellow05: bluorangefyre: It looks like the RC car was made from a can of RC cola. I WANT THIS CAR TO WIN!

/who's driving it?

Marco Andretti.

/You're against a generation-leaping curse. Have fun.


Well if it only affects even-numbered generations, starting from Mario, then Marco has a chance.

/MOAR COMMERCIALZ PLZ!!! WE DEMAND IT!!!!
 
2012-05-27 01:08:43 PM  

rickythepenguin: jesus god these cats are taking turns at 205.


The Lotuses might have been. These cats are averaging 215 mph on the lap, so they're probably entering at 225. Hit 232 in qual.
 
2012-05-27 01:09:09 PM  
No side-by-side this break? I am disappoint!
 
2012-05-27 01:09:18 PM  
What if Sato ends up winning?
 
2012-05-27 01:09:31 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Grables'Daughter: LOL the feed that I am watching - a TIVO menu popped up during the last commercial and the guy that the feed was coming from apparently was looking at the schedule...

That happens more than you think with these sort of streams.

The ones that piss me off is when they program the reminder to change the channel right at the end of something and that something goes past the scheduled time.

/If that makes sense


Yes it does.

Yeah, that was just so weird to see live - It took me a minute to figure out what the heck was going on.
 
2012-05-27 01:10:07 PM  
I hope my ticker works again in time for the Sonoma race. I'd love to go back to the track!
 
2012-05-27 01:10:21 PM  
@mattkenseth
So I guess I don't pay a lot of attention to Indy cars, are the rear things an aero thing or to keep each other from jumping wheels?
 
2012-05-27 01:10:41 PM  

foo monkey: Where did Danica qualify?


Er, in my pants.

FTFM.
 
2012-05-27 01:10:53 PM  

catastrophe averted: No side-by-side this break? I am disappoint!


They don't do side by side for local commercial breaks.
 
2012-05-27 01:11:15 PM  

WhyteRaven74: rickythepenguin: jesus god these cats are taking turns at 205.

they can take them at 215 in qualifying trim. And back in the 90s were taking turns near 230.


Just imagine if they were turned loose on Daytona or Talladega. They may just take flight!
 
2012-05-27 01:11:16 PM  
I've been watching this race for years, and there's one thing I've never understood. Why do the drivers cut down to the middle of the track for the straights only to swing back up for the turns? Wouldn't they go faster if they stayed higher and didn't scrub off that little bit of speed by cutting down and up four times a lap?
 
2012-05-27 01:11:23 PM  
TSN just ran a full-screen ad for potash.
 
2012-05-27 01:11:24 PM  

catastrophe averted: No side-by-side this break? I am disappoint!


Local ad break :( Get to see the stupid Chevy sale ad where the 2 people literally rush into the dealer thinking they're too late to get a good price on a POSmobile
 
2012-05-27 01:11:28 PM  
"How's the balance Will [Power]?"
"Balance is good, it's just slow."
 
2012-05-27 01:11:35 PM  
Go Taku~!
 
2012-05-27 01:11:47 PM  
Andretti Curse! Everybody drink
 
2012-05-27 01:12:05 PM  
who's that dime talking to andretti?
 
2012-05-27 01:12:22 PM  
I'd rather lick the floor of a bus station's restroom than listen to Brent Musburger!
Why is he still employed?
 
2012-05-27 01:12:55 PM  

bluorangefyre: FiendishFellow05: bluorangefyre: It looks like the RC car was made from a can of RC cola. I WANT THIS CAR TO WIN!

/who's driving it?

Marco Andretti.

/You're against a generation-leaping curse. Have fun.

Well if it only affects even-numbered generations, starting from Mario, then Marco has a chance.

/MOAR COMMERCIALZ PLZ!!! WE DEMAND IT!!!!


Are you kidding? Mario STARTED the damn thing! Sure, he won it once, but he had so many go south late in the race it became a 'curse'. Michael never even won it.
 
2012-05-27 01:12:58 PM  

bluorangefyre: Tsrwedge: but we're only running three ovals this season

What kind of nonsense is this? Wasn't the IRL or whatever its called made to run purely on ovals? When did CART take over and turn it to shiat?

/I loved seeing racing at Richmond, Texas and Charlotte


It's slightly ironic that IRL "won" the race to the bottom, but wound up looking "worse" in the oval department than CART did before the split.

That said, I think things will rebalance. We're racing at Indy, Micheal Andretti stepped up to save Milwuakee. We have Iowa, Texas, and Cali on the schedule, too.

Barnhart's clusterfark of a season killed New Hampshire (insert Will Power pic here,) Las Vegas, Japan, and Dan Wheldon.
 
2012-05-27 01:13:11 PM  

DanZero: catastrophe averted: No side-by-side this break? I am disappoint!

Local ad break :( Get to see the stupid Chevy sale ad where the 2 people literally rush into the dealer thinking they're too late to get a good price on a POSmobile


I saw that one too!

Those commercials are so cheesy.
 
2012-05-27 01:13:41 PM  

rickythepenguin: who's that dime talking to andretti?


Yes, she is a ten cent coin.
 
2012-05-27 01:13:46 PM  
www.luminomagazine.com


Taku's rookie season
 
2012-05-27 01:13:48 PM  

good_2_go: are the rear things an aero thing or to keep each other from jumping wheels


Both.

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Wouldn't they go faster if they stayed higher and didn't scrub off that little bit of speed by cutting down and up four times a lap?


Nope.
 
2012-05-27 01:14:24 PM  

ronnie2bucks: I'd rather lick the floor of a bus station's restroom than listen to Brent Musburger!
Why is he still employed?


Becayse you talk a good piss stop lick but youve never showed up at Greyhound ready to rock.
 
2012-05-27 01:14:52 PM  

Jensaarai: (insert Will Power pic here,)


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img.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-27 01:14:59 PM  
hly shiat!!!!!! 4-5 inches away from GAME OVER
 
2012-05-27 01:15:11 PM  

good_2_go: @mattkenseth
So I guess I don't pay a lot of attention to Indy cars, are the rear things an aero thing or to keep each other from jumping wheels?


Someone tweet Kenseth that those "rear things" are to prevent cars from "jumping wheels".
 
2012-05-27 01:16:08 PM  

Mrtraveler01: DanZero: catastrophe averted: No side-by-side this break? I am disappoint!

Local ad break :( Get to see the stupid Chevy sale ad where the 2 people literally rush into the dealer thinking they're too late to get a good price on a POSmobile

I saw that one too!

Those commercials are so cheesy.


Nice. Was wondering if 2 Farkers would get the same local ads sometimes
 
2012-05-27 01:16:13 PM  

Jensaarai: in the oval department than CART did before the split


the old CART cars were awesome on ovals. I remember when the season used to start at Phoenix. Plus there the time when Gil de Ferran ran a qualifying lap at Fontana in under 30 seconds.
 
2012-05-27 01:16:26 PM  

DanZero: Jensaarai: (insert Will Power pic here,)

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whoa! is that real? who is that and what's the story?
 
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