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(NBC Sports)   The Brickyard is quiet this Memorial Day Weekend, so the League of Champions takes to the virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway with 80 year old Mario Andretti joining the fray. Noon ET on ESPN, YouTube, and all kinds of drivers' Twitch streams   (motorsports.nbcsports.com) divider line
    More: Live, Indianapolis 500, Formula One, Indy Racing League, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Janet Guthrie, Mario Andretti, Juan Pablo Montoya, NASCAR  
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2020-05-23 8:23:41 AM  
Honda won't let Alonso race for Mario in this year's 500, so Mario vs Alonso today will have to do...

For reference:
Indycar - 1966 Andretti vs 2019 Alonso - Then vs Now
Youtube gNPk6wfGj1Q
 
2020-05-23 10:11:30 AM  
I was perusing old video yesterday and happened upon the highlights of 1973 Indy. It was bad that year. Terrible crashes. But what stood out was the massive improvements in safety for personnel like helmets, firesuits, and restrictions to people because the lack of them was so obvious. That year, a guy running on pit lane after an accident was struck and killed by a firetruck.

And that's what struck me. The chickens-with-thier-heads-cut-off response of scores of people running around, all different directions, waving their arms and generally not doing anything helpful. It's like a weekend at the local dirt oval.

Today's responders look like a choreographed ballet and everybody is the safer for it.
 
2020-05-23 10:30:34 AM  
A note to NASFARKers - as Covid-19 restrictions remain in place worldwide (a good and prudent thing IMHO) and affect the racing schedule, the 2020 Ironbutt Challenge will NOT be held this year.  The Challenge will return when the schedule normalizes.

The Tiny Buddha Shrine regrets and apologizes for any inconvenience.

::bows respectfully::
 
2020-05-23 10:40:31 AM  

Mztlplx: Honda won't let Alonso race for Mario in this year's 500, so Mario vs Alonso today will have to do...

For reference:
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That was cool!  I can't believe the way the tires howled back then.  Thanks!
 
2020-05-23 11:13:55 AM  
Are they putting Mario in a virtual golf cart? Because if so, I think Mztlplx will hide from the internet for a week
 
2020-05-23 11:21:22 AM  

technomuse: Are they putting Mario in a virtual golf cart? Because if so, I think Mztlplx will hide from the internet for a week


Wouldn't *you* be a bit more careful if someone tried to kill you twice, in the same day, using the same weapon?

I call that wise myself.
 
2020-05-23 11:54:46 AM  

Mztlplx: A note to NASFARKers - as Covid-19 restrictions remain in place worldwide (a good and prudent thing IMHO) and affect the racing schedule, the 2020 Ironbutt Challenge will NOT be held this year.  The Challenge will return when the schedule normalizes.

The Tiny Buddha Shrine regrets and apologizes for any inconvenience.

::bows respectfully::


It won't be held in 2021 either, as Monaco was moved.
 
2020-05-23 12:02:29 PM  

GardenWeasel: Mztlplx: A note to NASFARKers - as Covid-19 restrictions remain in place worldwide (a good and prudent thing IMHO) and affect the racing schedule, the 2020 Ironbutt Challenge will NOT be held this year.  The Challenge will return when the schedule normalizes.

The Tiny Buddha Shrine regrets and apologizes for any inconvenience.

::bows respectfully::

It won't be held in 2021 either, as Monaco was moved.


As it'll be just 2 races, we could call it the BronzeButt until all 3 races coincide again.
 
2020-05-23 12:13:29 PM  

Princip's Sandwich: GardenWeasel: Mztlplx: A note to NASFARKers - as Covid-19 restrictions remain in place worldwide (a good and prudent thing IMHO) and affect the racing schedule, the 2020 Ironbutt Challenge will NOT be held this year.  The Challenge will return when the schedule normalizes.

The Tiny Buddha Shrine regrets and apologizes for any inconvenience.

::bows respectfully::

It won't be held in 2021 either, as Monaco was moved.

As it'll be just 2 races, we could call it the BronzeButt until all 3 races coincide again.


Does that make just the Coke 600 an Aluminium Butt ?
 
7 days ago  

technomuse: Princip's Sandwich: GardenWeasel: Mztlplx: A note to NASFARKers - as Covid-19 restrictions remain in place worldwide (a good and prudent thing IMHO) and affect the racing schedule, the 2020 Ironbutt Challenge will NOT be held this year.  The Challenge will return when the schedule normalizes.

The Tiny Buddha Shrine regrets and apologizes for any inconvenience.

::bows respectfully::

It won't be held in 2021 either, as Monaco was moved.

As it'll be just 2 races, we could call it the BronzeButt until all 3 races coincide again.

Does that make just the Coke 600 an Aluminium Butt ?


I think that makes sense.
 
7 days ago  
Old Man Paul Page randomly talking over everyone about passing zones and prevailing winds. It's hilarious.
 
7 days ago  

Jensaarai: Old Man Paul Page randomly talking over everyone about passing zones and prevailing winds. It's hilarious.


The suddenness is the best part.
 
7 days ago  
"That's Franchitti off, and Fernandez is in the sky"
 
7 days ago  
"Franchitti with another big accident on an oval"

Yikes.
 
7 days ago  
Nice to see the McLaren Honda boys up front years after they expected to be.
 
7 days ago  
Mario duking it out to unlap himself.
 
7 days ago  
I'm going to laugh if this trips Mario's competitive spirit. A year from now he'll be the best 80 year old sim racer in the world
 
7 days ago  

Jensaarai: I'm going to laugh if this trips Mario's competitive spirit. A year from now he'll be the best 80 year old sim racer in the world


Someone call Jackie Stewart and tell him there's racing to do.
 
7 days ago  
"Bump Drafting is not allowed."

lol
 
7 days ago  

Princip's Sandwich: Jensaarai: I'm going to laugh if this trips Mario's competitive spirit. A year from now he'll be the best 80 year old sim racer in the world

Someone call Jackie Stewart and tell him there's racing to do.


He'd love it, nothing could be safer.
 
7 days ago  
The third-place pack is as crowded as the recent runs for first place in the real 500.
 
7 days ago  
For the reverse-grid race, Mario could be a contender.
 
7 days ago  
We've got people in the sky again.
 
7 days ago  
Mario is going to wind up finishing well if these mid pack guys keep wrecking like that
 
7 days ago  
Old man Paul Page saying Indycars returning to Texas World Speedway instead of Texas Motor Speedway.

What year is this?
 
7 days ago  

Jensaarai: Old Man Paul Page randomly talking over everyone about passing zones and prevailing winds. It's hilarious.


They really need a younger person who will yell really loudly like Rick Allen.

/that would make it exciting
 
7 days ago  
Laggy Tumbleweed near the leaders.
 
7 days ago  

ski9600: Jensaarai: Old Man Paul Page randomly talking over everyone about passing zones and prevailing winds. It's hilarious.

They really need a younger person who will yell really loudly like Rick Allen.

/that would make it exciting


I want Matchett.
 
7 days ago  
Alonso wins and bashes into the wall.
 
7 days ago  
Good race. Now we need Jenson Button in this year's 500
 
7 days ago  
Bummer Mario didn't finish but the race for 1-2 was fun.
 
7 days ago  
Paul Page is my favorite part of this clusterfark.
 
7 days ago  
Oh, we get another race? Inverted field? Yes please
 
7 days ago  
IndyCar Start
 
7 days ago  
Apparently after all of this is done, iRacing is doing a wifes and girlfriends race for Indycar drivers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNAPR​x​zKYLo
 
7 days ago  
Start chaos
 
7 days ago  

Jensaarai: Apparently after all of this is done, iRacing is doing a wifes and girlfriends race for Indycar drivers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNAPRx​zKYLo


If NASCAR had done this, would we have gotten KyleCam as Samantha drove?
 
7 days ago  
Chaos everywhere
 
7 days ago  
That tire shouldn't have come loose like that. I hope nobody was hurt when it flew into the grand stands
 
7 days ago  
I'm now convinced F1 needs reverse grids led by Maldonado.
 
6 days ago  

Jensaarai: That tire shouldn't have come loose like that. I hope nobody was hurt when it flew into the grand stands


The virtual fine should cripple the team. Negligent.
 
6 days ago  
This is ping-pong racing.
 
6 days ago  
That should be a black flag dammit!
 
6 days ago  
I wonder if 50% of the field even finishes
 
6 days ago  

Snaps: I wonder if 50% of the field even finishes


If this was real, only like 5 cars would've survived.
 
6 days ago  
Careful Jajovski, you might get dropped by Blue Emu.
 
6 days ago  
Rage quit
 
6 days ago  
Every time Paul Page talks there's an awkward 30 seconds of dead air afterwards as everyone else is afraid to talk.
 
6 days ago  

Jensaarai: Every time Paul Page talks there's an awkward 30 seconds of dead air afterwards as everyone else is afraid to talk.


They need a foghorn for when he starts and stops talking.
 
6 days ago  

Princip's Sandwich: Jensaarai: Every time Paul Page talks there's an awkward 30 seconds of dead air afterwards as everyone else is afraid to talk.

They need a foghorn for when he starts and stops talking.


Maybe that will teach these whippersnappers some respect.
 
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