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Fieri: Pacing Indy 500 Will Be 'Unbelievable'
theindychannel.com ^ | May 15, 2012 | Uncredited

Posted on 05/15/2012 6:56:17 AM PDT by Abathar

INDIANAPOLIS -- Celebrity chef Guy Fieri will spice things up behind the wheel at this month's Indianapolis 500.

As RTV6's Sports Director Dave Furst reported in early May, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway confirms the Food Network star has been tapped to drive the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 pace car.

Fieri rose to fame after winning "The Next Food Network Star" in 2006, and now hosts "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," "Guy's Big Bite" and "Tailgate Warriors" on the network.

An avid classic car collector, Fieri owns the red 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible featured on "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives."

(Excerpt) Read more at theindychannel.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Sports
KEYWORDS: indy500

"His garage also holds a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible, 2007 Chevrolet Corvette, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454, 1967 Chevrolet C10 pickup, 2006 Chevrolet Kodiak C4500 4x4, 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV."

I guess he's a Chevy man. I enjoy his show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, he really seems like a great guy. Bet he's fun to party with.

1 posted on 05/15/2012 6:56:21 AM PDT by Abathar
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To: Abathar

he hasn’t missed a meal since either......*smiles*, he attacks a sandwich like he wishes he had a snake like articulating jaw


2 posted on 05/15/2012 7:00:25 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Doogle
he hasn’t missed a meal since either......

Hope he misses the grandstand unlike Eldon Palmer in '71.

3 posted on 05/15/2012 7:04:28 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Doogle

And that’s exactly why I like him! You can just tell he doesn’t care about what others think, he loves good food and life and it shows. Nothing wrong with that, hell I would take his job in a second if it was offered to me, those comfort food sandwiches he attacks I sit there drooling at too.


4 posted on 05/15/2012 7:05:05 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Roccus

yeah that was ugly


5 posted on 05/15/2012 7:06:49 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Abathar
They left off his recently found Lamborghini which was stolen about a year ago:

(yes, I know, to be 100% accurate the insurance company now likely owns it, unless a deal was worked out).

6 posted on 05/15/2012 7:07:57 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Doogle

yeah, what a shame, that he enjoys his job and good food. its a travesty


7 posted on 05/15/2012 7:17:40 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Abathar
Celebrity chef jerk Guy Fieri ...
8 posted on 05/15/2012 7:17:55 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: Abathar

He is the LAST person anyone would want near food.

He comes accross as just plain gross.

I remember some restaurant chain put his “recepies”/face on the menu and we simply stopped going there.


9 posted on 05/15/2012 7:21:59 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: driftdiver

*smiles*


10 posted on 05/15/2012 7:23:30 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: driftdiver
he enjoys his job and good food. its a travesty

I saw him tasting goat head soup once -- I don't think he was having a very good time.

11 posted on 05/15/2012 7:27:16 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Abathar

We watch his DDD show a lot. He enjoys mingling with people and is really entertaining. Too bad we don’t have one of those restaurants near us.

Some here apparently have a problem with Guy. Don’t know why, maybe it’s more them than he. But I’d have a beer and lunch with him any day...


12 posted on 05/15/2012 7:31:12 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Abathar; All

the 500, the 500, the GREATEST race of them all!!


13 posted on 05/15/2012 7:32:43 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: bcsco

He’s fun, he truly seems like a nice guy, and it’s a show the whole family can watch. I love the show (Diners...) - it’s entertaining and you can tell he enjoys the people as much as the food.


14 posted on 05/15/2012 7:39:44 AM PDT by gramho12
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To: Abathar
Can't resist trying to post this 3.low second F1 pit stop. This is like an optical illusion, I can watch this ten times and my brain still refuses to accept it. Incredible, artisitic, precision choreographed Photobucket
15 posted on 05/15/2012 7:43:27 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: Abathar

He’s the only winner to ever become a star. Why they continue that dishonest tv show (The Next Food Network Star) is beyond me. Chopped is SO much better.


16 posted on 05/15/2012 7:46:32 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: gramho12

We tend to watch the Food Channel a lot in the evenings. Many nights, there’s little else worth watching. And DDD is our favorite by far. Entertaining, fun, and some of those entrees make me drool. But the closest places to us are in Chicago, about 80+ miles away. And I don’t want to drive to Chicago...for any reason.


17 posted on 05/15/2012 7:48:56 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: gramho12

You just put your finger on why I love the Food Network! No profanity, no sex, no hatred, no politics, no talking heads, no Chris Matthews. And a cast of characters who are expert in their field.


18 posted on 05/15/2012 7:50:22 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

We saw a “chef” on Chopped drop a steak on the floor, pick it up and use it. They saw it too and still didn’t disqualify him. That’s disgusting. We rarely watch the show now.

Now Guy’s shows? Love ‘em! He seems like a genuinely great guy. Last night’s DDD had some hot dogs we were drooling over. lol


19 posted on 05/15/2012 7:57:02 AM PDT by kimmie7 (I do not think BO is the antichrist, but he may very well be 665.)
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To: miss marmelstein

We watch Chopped and Cupcake Wars as well as DDD. The only problem I have with the first two shows (Chopped especially) is the idea of demanding winning recipes, out of some pretty goofy ingredients, in a short period of time.

It’s fun to watch them hustle about, and some display a bad side of themselves at time (a woman last week was pretty egotistic...), but these people are already successful, and to win a display at an event, or be a champion chef, would likely be better served with more time for imagination. Just a little peeve of mine...


20 posted on 05/15/2012 7:57:26 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: miss marmelstein

We love Food Network too. My 13 year old is quite a foodie as a result. BUT I really miss Good Eats, so we switch to the Cooking channel when it is on.


21 posted on 05/15/2012 7:58:12 AM PDT by kimmie7 (I do not think BO is the antichrist, but he may very well be 665.)
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To: kimmie7

Oh, I like the Cooking Channel, too. That’s where I learned to love Nigella Lawson. I own all her cookbooks.

The steak-dropping episode was deeply annoying. Why they chopped the woman over that guy is beyond me.


22 posted on 05/15/2012 8:07:46 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

>> “You just put your finger on why I love the Food Network! No profanity, no sex, no hatred, no politics...” <<

.
You’ve got to be joking!

The freak network is all politics, hatred, and sex all the time.

Their “competitions” demean all the normal “contestants” in favor of queer, tattooed, pierced, spiked nut cases that couldn’t cook their way out of a wet kleenex.
.


23 posted on 05/15/2012 8:07:46 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: editor-surveyor

We’re obviously watching two different Food Networks, lol!


24 posted on 05/15/2012 8:09:16 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Abathar

Fieri a ‘chef?’

Really?

Guess I’ll just quit eating.
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25 posted on 05/15/2012 8:10:03 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: editor-surveyor

The whole organization is queer.


26 posted on 05/15/2012 8:13:21 AM PDT by CJinVA
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To: bcsco
I enjoy the weird ingredients - it really focuses the chefs’ imaginations. If you really want to see a strange Food Network Show, by the way, tune into Sweet Genius! The host is a complete freak!
27 posted on 05/15/2012 8:13:41 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

You’re just not really watching; neither am I, anymore.
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28 posted on 05/15/2012 8:17:09 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: miss marmelstein

It’s not the ingredients I object to, it’s the timed format. I think it would be far more interesting if the contestants were given a decent amount of time (that could still be condensed into an hour format), to really come up with some interesting combinations.

As for the Sweet Genius! show, I’ve seen the advertising. I’ll pass. I love my desserts, but the guy give me the creeps.


29 posted on 05/15/2012 8:22:28 AM PDT by bcsco
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