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(ESPN)   It's the first Indycar race of the 2013 season. Lotus is gone, Randy Bernard is gone, and whatever force that was keeping a good team from hiring Simona de Silvestro is gone, too. Power on pole. Noon ET on NBCSports   (espn.go.com) divider line 149
    More: Interesting, Will Power, IndyCar Racing, St. Pete, IndyCar, Randy Bernard, Helio Castroneves, Dario Franchitti, Ryan Hunter-Reay  
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2013-03-24 11:36:32 AM  

Replace the hamster wheel with an actual motor, and look what Simona can do. Indycar is going to go nuts if she can pull off this win.


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-24 11:38:27 AM  
Is she hot?
 
2013-03-24 11:41:57 AM  

soupafi: Is she hot?


No, she is a talented driver.
 
2013-03-24 11:44:57 AM  

clear_prop: soupafi: Is she hot?

No, she is a talented driver.


She is a talented driver, and she is HOT!
 
2013-03-24 11:46:33 AM  
Simona's cute.

Just dragged my ass out of bed. Happy motorsports day!
 
2013-03-24 12:01:31 PM  
This is why Lee Diffy didn't do F1 last night.... He's doing Indycar today.
 
2013-03-24 12:02:19 PM  
Pipa Mann did a rather good job calling this Indy Lights race.

Between her, Legge, de Silvestro, and Beatriz, with Fisher building a respectable effort as an owner, it's becoming painfully clear Indycar made a big mistake putting so much of their limited promotional budget boosting Danica as the face of female motorsports. They're left with so much marketing potential languishing in part time rides or unable to attract any attention, while NASCAR drinks their gender-equality milkshake.
 
2013-03-24 12:02:29 PM  
Yay Indycars!
 
2013-03-24 12:05:17 PM  
God damn I love open wheel. Is Ed still in the pits?
 
2013-03-24 12:07:12 PM  
Hinch is going to piss in Will's gas tank? Awesome.
 
2013-03-24 12:08:52 PM  

crotchgrabber: God damn I love open wheel. Is Ed still in the pits?


Unknown. Lots of shuffling in the offseason. Viso lost his ride at KV. (Isn't that where he said he was working?) Then Viso picked up a new one with Andretti much later in the off season.

Don't know where that left crew guys.
 
2013-03-24 12:12:10 PM  
I'm a huge Will Power fan, but I'd be fine with Simona winning today.
 
2013-03-24 12:13:12 PM  
Yes, if you didn't suck on ovals, you'd be a champ, Will.
 
2013-03-24 12:14:28 PM  
About time a thread got greenlit. Submitted 2 with no dice.
 
2013-03-24 12:15:15 PM  
Also, tried 2 NASCAR threads with no luck. Guess it's not my day
 
2013-03-24 12:15:23 PM  
Simona isn't used to catching guys. This could get... amusing.
 
2013-03-24 12:19:19 PM  
I'm hoping they can get this race in. I'm about 50 miles north of St. Pete, and was actually down there the weekend they were racing in 2007 (was at Tropicana Field for a TB-Mets preseason game)
 
2013-03-24 12:20:33 PM  
GRID WALK !
 
2013-03-24 12:21:34 PM  

DanZero: GRID WALK !


Grid run!
 
2013-03-24 12:22:15 PM  

DanZero: I'm hoping they can get this race in. I'm about 50 miles north of St. Pete, and was actually down there the weekend they were racing in 2007 (was at Tropicana Field for a TB-Mets preseason game)


It's a street race, they'll put on the rain tires.
 
2013-03-24 12:23:27 PM  
Just saw my building on the gopro commercial. We're supposed to get a new one next off season.
 
2013-03-24 12:23:36 PM  
 
2013-03-24 12:27:06 PM  

Jensaarai: Yes, if you didn't suck on ovals, you'd be a champ, Will.


i45.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-24 12:28:05 PM  
Sweet, watching this race while downloading the F1 one...gonna be a nice day on the couch.
 
2013-03-24 12:29:59 PM  
Oh wow. Totally screwed up deleting HTML tags on that comment.
 
2013-03-24 12:30:39 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-24 12:31:12 PM  

WhoIsWillo: Jensaarai: Yes, if you didn't suck on ovals, you'd be a champ, Will.

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Never seen that variation before. Spectacular.

/totally stealing it
 
2013-03-24 12:31:51 PM  
Just going to do a Meme Dump here...
i45.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-24 12:33:47 PM  

Jensaarai: WhoIsWillo: Jensaarai: Yes, if you didn't suck on ovals, you'd be a champ, Will.

[i45.photobucket.com image 331x494]

Never seen that variation before. Spectacular.

/totally stealing it


Yeah, that ones mine. Steal it all you want!
i45.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-24 12:37:25 PM  
Here was Nascarcasm's take on that incident

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2013-03-24 12:38:27 PM  
i45.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-24 12:39:36 PM  
i45.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-24 12:40:11 PM  
I seriously hope they have the balls to go through with the standing starts for one of each of the double headers. You could sell the first lap on PPV.
 
2013-03-24 12:40:47 PM  
BOOGIDY BOOGIDY BOOGIDY

oh wait
 
2013-03-24 12:41:46 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-24 12:42:46 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-24 12:43:14 PM  
"We've seen that a lot with the blacks...:

Uh huh, Wally. It's obvious you spent too much time hanging around those rednecks.
 
2013-03-24 12:46:34 PM  
nascarcasm @nascarcasm 7m

Hamlin/Logano. Vettel/Webber. There's a theme going. #IndyCar drivers - beware of current or former teammates.
 
2013-03-24 12:47:26 PM  
Nicely timed pass by Legge Saavedra.
 
2013-03-24 12:48:04 PM  
SIDE BY SIDE

get it right FOX
 
2013-03-24 12:49:18 PM  
Anyone have a link. Thanks to Comcast I don't have sound on NBCSN.
 
2013-03-24 12:50:19 PM  

The Martintuckian: Anyone have a link. Thanks to Comcast I don't have sound on NBCSN.


first row sports
 
2013-03-24 12:51:05 PM  

The Martintuckian: Anyone have a link. Thanks to Comcast I don't have sound on NBCSN.


firstrow1 dot eu
 
2013-03-24 12:52:22 PM  
That Florida Lottery logo is creepy and ugly as sin -- just sayin
 
2013-03-24 12:56:25 PM  

The Martintuckian: Anyone have a link. Thanks to Comcast I don't have sound on NBCSN.


Here
 
2013-03-24 12:57:25 PM  
Budweiser -- we're not water. Really.
 
2013-03-24 01:00:16 PM  
i45.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-24 01:01:12 PM  
Time to re-tire

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2013-03-24 01:01:59 PM  
nascarcasm @nascarcasm

Will Power can pretty much take side trip to Clearwater Beach for afternoon, come back, and still have a 3-second lead.
 
2013-03-24 01:02:28 PM  
I like the broadcasting crew. Honestly. It's so rare.
 
2013-03-24 01:04:25 PM  
Good DAY Dario. GTFO
 
2013-03-24 01:04:41 PM  
So how long before one of these knuckleheads does what Dario just did during, only during the initial stages of a yellow and makes a huge mess?
 
2013-03-24 01:07:19 PM  

Jensaarai: So how long before one of these knuckleheads does what Dario just did during, only during the initial stages of a yellow and makes a huge mess?


i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-24 01:08:54 PM  

mikaloyd: Jensaarai: So how long before one of these knuckleheads does what Dario just did during, only during the initial stages of a yellow and makes a huge mess?

[i.imgur.com image 500x333]


Dude... You are so full of pictures. It's hilarious. Do you want race tickets this year?
 
2013-03-24 01:08:58 PM  
Race widow is pretty chipper
 
2013-03-24 01:09:59 PM  

crotchgrabber: mikaloyd: Jensaarai: So how long before one of these knuckleheads does what Dario just did during, only during the initial stages of a yellow and makes a huge mess?

[i.imgur.com image 500x333]

Dude... You are so full of pictures. It's hilarious. Do you want race tickets this year?


I cant afford to go to races yet

Soon Ill be working again hopefully
 
2013-03-24 01:13:00 PM  

mikaloyd: crotchgrabber: mikaloyd: Jensaarai: So how long before one of these knuckleheads does what Dario just did during, only during the initial stages of a yellow and makes a huge mess?

[i.imgur.com image 500x333]

Dude... You are so full of pictures. It's hilarious. Do you want race tickets this year?

I cant afford to go to races yet

Soon Ill be working again hopefully


Let me know if you can get away for a weekend. I'll hook you up with Seca tix. MotoGP isn't until July.
 
2013-03-24 01:14:09 PM  

crotchgrabber: I like the broadcasting crew. Honestly. It's so rare.


These guys could make Fontana later more exciting

But, hey! Guess what? IndyCar is going to Fontana later this year!

/full of win!
 
2013-03-24 01:15:08 PM  
Viso season wreck counter: 01
 
2013-03-24 01:15:52 PM  
Ana Stalltriz

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2013-03-24 01:16:30 PM  

crotchgrabber: mikaloyd: crotchgrabber: mikaloyd: Jensaarai: So how long before one of these knuckleheads does what Dario just did during, only during the initial stages of a yellow and makes a huge mess?

[i.imgur.com image 500x333]

Dude... You are so full of pictures. It's hilarious. Do you want race tickets this year?

I cant afford to go to races yet

Soon Ill be working again hopefully

Let me know if you can get away for a weekend. I'll hook you up with Seca tix. MotoGP isn't until July.


Man I love laguna seca. My favorite is on top of the hill marching from one side to the other as they pass through the corkscrew.

It will never ever be Mazda to me
 
2013-03-24 01:16:40 PM  

Jensaarai: Viso season wreck counter: 01


Needs a few more !
 
2013-03-24 01:17:16 PM  
nascarcasm @nascarcasm

Dario needs some empathy after such an awful start to the season. Here's the phone number for Stewart-Haas Racing...
 
2013-03-24 01:20:41 PM  
i45.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-24 01:23:41 PM  
That's what you get for trying to pass Sato.
 
2013-03-24 01:26:12 PM  
nascarcasm @nascarcasm

IT'S BRISTOL, BABY!
 
2013-03-24 01:29:26 PM  

soupafi: Is she hot?


i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-24 01:30:24 PM  
WTF is Wil Power doing?
 
2013-03-24 01:31:29 PM  
Graham Rahal has the anti-Midas touch. Every car he gets a hold of turns to shiat.
 
2013-03-24 01:31:43 PM  

mikaloyd: WTF is Wil Power doing?


Closing on Hinch. He's on blacks.
 
2013-03-24 01:31:43 PM  

mikaloyd: WTF is Wil Power doing?


Not being entertained?
 
2013-03-24 01:32:37 PM  

mikaloyd: WTF is Wil Power doing?


Will Power isn't very good at dealing with the blacks.
 
2013-03-24 01:33:07 PM  

Jensaarai: mikaloyd: WTF is Wil Power doing?

Will Power isn't very good at dealing with the blacks.


Heh...
 
2013-03-24 01:35:15 PM  
During qualifying yesterday, they said that AJ Foyt was suffering from nerve pain and Sato convinced him to try acupuncture.

So enjoy that image.
 
2013-03-24 01:37:31 PM  
Lotus still poised to finish almost as well as last year
 
2013-03-24 01:37:47 PM  
Mystery debris caution?  I thought the NASCAR race was later in the day.
 
2013-03-24 01:38:55 PM  

Jensaarai: During qualifying yesterday, they said that AJ Foyt was suffering from nerve pain and Sato convinced him to try acupuncture.

So enjoy that image.


Theyd need knitting needles to puncture that old water buffalo. He's tough.
 
2013-03-24 01:38:57 PM  

clear_prop: Mystery debris caution?  I thought the NASCAR race was later in the day.


Naw, they actually showed it ;)
 
2013-03-24 01:39:37 PM  

Jensaarai: clear_prop: Mystery debris caution?  I thought the NASCAR race was later in the day.

Naw, they actually showed it ;)


Yeah, they showed it right after I hit 'Add Comment'.
 
2013-03-24 01:42:26 PM  
img26.imageshack.us
 
2013-03-24 01:43:13 PM  
Jenna Fryer @JennaFryer 5m
Yellow for debris. #NAS ... I mean #IndyCar
 
2013-03-24 01:48:42 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-24 01:50:09 PM  
Josef... have you tried turning it off then turning it back on?
 
2013-03-24 01:52:00 PM  

Jensaarai: During qualifying yesterday, they said that AJ Foyt was suffering from nerve pain and Sato convinced him to try acupuncture.

So enjoy that image.


I keep picturing him popping and flying around the room sideways, landing in a little heap in the corner.
 
2013-03-24 01:52:40 PM  
@brantjames
wow, this debris must be radioactive or something.
 
2013-03-24 01:56:50 PM  
Viso and Sato racing together. This should be fun.
 
2013-03-24 01:58:55 PM  
This Vautier kid is pretty good.
 
2013-03-24 02:00:27 PM  
nascarcasm @nascarcasm

If cautions breed cautions, then these cautions have been going at it for about 30 minutes now.
 
2013-03-24 02:01:26 PM  
nascarcasm @nascarcasm

Dear God - cars shedding bodywork like Amanda Bynes' clothing at a Drake concert.
 
2013-03-24 02:07:15 PM  
Did IRL mandate a switch to Windows 8 for ECM this year?
 
2013-03-24 02:07:33 PM  
Looks like the Lotus hamsters were distributed out to the other teams.
 
2013-03-24 02:08:34 PM  
Ryan Punter Reay now
 
2013-03-24 02:11:56 PM  
Don't pit, it'll kill your car.
 
2013-03-24 02:12:27 PM  

clear_prop: Looks like the Lotus hamsters were distributed out to the other teams.


25.media.tumblr.com

Beware the Toy bears!
 
2013-03-24 02:14:16 PM  

mikaloyd: clear_prop: Looks like the Lotus hamsters were distributed out to the other teams.

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Beware the Toy bears!


Needs a photoshop to replace 'Laboratories' with 'IndyCar Teams'.

/no ps skills
 
2013-03-24 02:15:37 PM  
High fives all around for the Florida Lottery car
 
2013-03-24 02:16:44 PM  
SC for Saavedra.

nascarcasm @nascarcasm
Enough electrical issues today to convince a good amount of the paddock to just give up and turn Amish. #indycar #GPSTPETE
 
2013-03-24 02:17:16 PM  
Sebastian Saavedra steals Katherine Legge's ride and sponsor, accidentally gets her luck with the deal.
 
2013-03-24 02:17:42 PM  

clear_prop: mikaloyd: clear_prop: Looks like the Lotus hamsters were distributed out to the other teams.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x280]

Beware the Toy bears!

Needs a photoshop to replace 'Laboratories' with 'IndyCar Teams'.

/no ps skills


i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-24 02:18:01 PM  
nascarcasm @nascarcasm

Enough electrical issues today to convince a good amount of the paddock to just give up and turn Amish.
 
2013-03-24 02:19:00 PM  

Tsrwedge: SC for Saavedra.

nascarcasm @nascarcasm
Enough electrical issues today to convince a good amount of the paddock to just give up and turn Amish. #indycar #GPSTPETE


*The Point Where I Must Raise A Set of 5 Fingers On One Hand And Shake It In The Air*
 
2013-03-24 02:22:23 PM  

DanZero: nascarcasm @nascarcasm

Enough electrical issues today to convince a good amount of the paddock to just give up and turn Amish.


Tsrwedge: SC for Saavedra.

nascarcasm @nascarcasm
Enough electrical issues today to convince a good amount of the paddock to just give up and turn Amish. #indycar #GPSTPETE


i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-24 02:27:20 PM  
HIldebrand just stuffed it in the fence under yellow.  WUT?
 
2013-03-24 02:27:55 PM  
This is AJ's world. He just lets us live here

i.imgur.com

Out of pity mostly
 
2013-03-24 02:28:10 PM  
Duh!
 
2013-03-24 02:28:58 PM  
Don't text and drive.
 
2013-03-24 02:28:58 PM  

mikaloyd: WTF is Wil Power doing?

 
2013-03-24 02:29:11 PM  
Ladies and gentlemen... Indycar.
 
2013-03-24 02:29:56 PM  
Will Power having Will Power luck.
 
2013-03-24 02:31:53 PM  
Over under on when the rear suspension breaks?
 
2013-03-24 02:32:32 PM  
JR Hildebrand  just made Will Power's wanker list.
 
2013-03-24 02:33:08 PM  
nascarcasm @nascarcasm

I'm guessing the track-sweeper drivers are getting paid by the mile.
 
2013-03-24 02:35:00 PM  
Don't watch Indy much (usually because I forget it's on) but Will Power is a fantastic name.
 
2013-03-24 02:35:51 PM  

LucklessWonder: Don't watch Indy much (usually because I forget it's on) but Will Power is a fantastic name.


Unlike Scott Speed, Will Power actually sometimes lives up to his name.
 
2013-03-24 02:35:58 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-24 02:37:57 PM  
nascarcasm @nascarcasm

JR Hildebrand drove right over Will Power, folks. And that isn't an idiom.
 
2013-03-24 02:39:05 PM  
This is now the WTF Grand Prix of Florida.
 
2013-03-24 02:44:04 PM  

clear_prop: LucklessWonder: Don't watch Indy much (usually because I forget it's on) but Will Power is a fantastic name.

Unlike Scott Speed, Will Power actually sometimes lives up to his name.


Im an F1 guy, and Scott Speed consistently made me laugh with the awesome name/inept performance combo.
 
2013-03-24 02:47:44 PM  
@brantjames 39s
. @Hinchtown city officials announce the post office will be closed, but the curling rink open Monday if the mayor wins @GPSTPETE #indycar


/it will also be hilarious to see how TSN covers it, since IndyCar fired their tape-delaying asses and gave Canadian TV rights to SportsNet
 
2013-03-24 02:48:57 PM  
nascarcasm @nascarcasm

If @Hinchtown wins, GoDaddy will celebrate by offering an "Every Tech Nerd Gets A Model To Make Out With" promotion.
 
2013-03-24 02:50:33 PM  
"This is where EJ Viso crashed."

You can just vaguely wave your hand at any part of a track with a statement like that.
 
2013-03-24 02:52:29 PM  
Helio was thinking about it there. Great racing all around! I'm very stoked for this season.
 
2013-03-24 02:54:34 PM  
One of the announcers basically just said "Marco sucks"
 
2013-03-24 02:54:35 PM  
If Helio and Hinch crash Simone wins
 
2013-03-24 02:55:18 PM  

mikaloyd: If Helio and Hinch crash Simone wins


could happen. but her tires are falling apart.
 
2013-03-24 02:57:09 PM  

mikaloyd: mikaloyd: WTF is Wil Power doing?

 
2013-03-24 02:57:39 PM  
Won't Power
 
2013-03-24 02:57:58 PM  

mikaloyd: mikaloyd: mikaloyd: WTF is Wil Power doing?


yes, will... I am entertained.
 
2013-03-24 02:58:10 PM  
Hinch has matured as a driver
 
2013-03-24 02:59:11 PM  
Learning about women?
 
2013-03-24 03:00:31 PM  

Tellingthem: Learning about women?


We are watching him chase Simona's tail.
 
2013-03-24 03:02:48 PM  
I gotta say I like the way Simone races
 
2013-03-24 03:02:54 PM  
Mayor Of Hinchtown

t1.ftcdn.net
 
2013-03-24 03:04:05 PM  

mikaloyd: I gotta say I like the way Simone races

 
2013-03-24 03:04:13 PM  
Hinch!

that was a mess.
 
2013-03-24 03:04:53 PM  
Wish Simona had got 3rd, but yay Hintch!!!
 
2013-03-24 03:06:31 PM  
nascarcasm @nascarcasm 2m

I knew James would win. I had a Hinch.
 
2013-03-24 03:06:49 PM  
Interesting race. Final laps were good. Gives me hope that Indycar will a good season. Off to nascar now...
 
2013-03-24 03:07:42 PM  

crotchgrabber: Hinch!

that was a mess.


A mess, but an exciting mess.  If IndyCar had reliable parts and drivers that knew how to drive, it wouldn't be as much fun to watch.
 
2013-03-24 03:08:12 PM  
Good race. The perfect mix of on track battles and that special brand of WTFery we've come to know and love about Indycar.
 
2013-03-24 03:08:32 PM  

Tellingthem: Interesting race. Final laps were good. Gives me hope that Indycar will a good season. Off to nascar now...


^ ^ ^ ^ ^
 
2013-03-24 03:09:08 PM  

Jensaarai: Good race. The perfect mix of on track battles and that special brand of WTFery we've come to know and love about Indycar.


It's back. We've waited too long for all of that
 
2013-03-24 03:10:22 PM  

Jensaarai: Good race. The perfect mix of on track battles and that special brand of WTFery we've come to know and love about Indycar.


Exactly.
 
2013-03-24 03:12:45 PM  
That's OK, Sportsnet, we would much rather hear what Paul Tracy thinks than hear Simona's interview.

/gotta love Toronto-centric broadcasters
 
2013-03-24 03:15:33 PM  
Simona made an amusing point about overworking her tires because she wasn't used to having so much power underneath her.
 
2013-03-24 03:17:21 PM  
nascarcasm @nascarcasm

JR Hildebrand is currently climbing over people in victory lane to congratulate @Hinchtown
 
2013-03-24 03:20:48 PM  
Off to the next one, see you in 2 weeks!
 
2013-03-24 09:47:12 PM  

crotchgrabber: God damn I love open wheel. Is Ed still in the pits?


Yes sir. Moved over to RLL during the offseason, now with James Jakes. Not a great weekend for us, had some mechanical issues on our car (and electrical problems for our teammate Graham). Good group of guys, though, and we'll be just fine. Gonna be a long season.

Sper happy for Hinch to finally get one ... kid is gonna get a bunch over the next few years.
 
2013-03-24 11:55:34 PM  

Ed_Severson: crotchgrabber: God damn I love open wheel. Is Ed still in the pits?

Yes sir. Moved over to RLL during the offseason, now with James Jakes. Not a great weekend for us, had some mechanical issues on our car (and electrical problems for our teammate Graham). Good group of guys, though, and we'll be just fine. Gonna be a long season.

Sper happy for Hinch to finally get one ... kid is gonna get a bunch over the next few years.


Great to see you Ed! Take care man. Love having you around. I have to update my profile, but TheP­hillip[nospam-﹫-backwards]l­iamg­*com if you're on the left coast.
 
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