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Is there an official Indycar thread?
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Posted on 07/04/2014 3:25:54 PM PDT by gymbeau

Hi, Friends, and Happy Independence Day despite these trying times.

I'm wondering if there's a thread or ping list for things Indycar-related. If not, is there interest? I don't know how to set up a Ping list, though it can't be that difficult, and if there are others who'd like to keep apprised about things Indycar, as well as to cheer along our favourites drivers and teams, I'm willing to spearhead it, with Admins' blessing of course.

We just saw an incredible weekend of racing at Houston's double header and we have another big 500 miler this weekend. It's been a great season so far, so what do you think?

Cheers, Jim


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Sports
KEYWORDS: autoracing; formula1; indy500; indycar
Just testing the waters. I think Indy is the most consistently entertaining racing there is, and the drivers have to compete on road courses and street circuits as well as ovals of varying size and configuration. Truly a great sport that's trying to return to former glory after an ego-driven split into two competing series in the mid-1990s.
1 posted on 07/04/2014 3:25:54 PM PDT by gymbeau
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To: Chode

Know of anyone?


2 posted on 07/04/2014 3:27:40 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: gymbeau

It seems to me there is a live thread on nearly every major Indycar race. Lots of fans here. Wish I could remember who the thread-starters are. I suspect you’ll find out soon enough! :)


3 posted on 07/04/2014 3:28:25 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool

You’re probably right!
Thanks.
Cheers,
Jim


4 posted on 07/04/2014 3:31:54 PM PDT by gymbeau (Tagline optional, printed after your name on post (Mortem))
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To: NormsRevenge

Do you know anyone? I don’t keep track of this stuff, but I found that you posted the Indianapolis 500 thread.


5 posted on 07/04/2014 3:32:44 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: gymbeau

Here is a link to some old Indy threads where you may scan thru and find
a few posters that would interested.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=indy%20500


6 posted on 07/04/2014 3:34:00 PM PDT by deport
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To: gymbeau

Happy Fourth, Jim!


7 posted on 07/04/2014 3:34:21 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: gymbeau

Went to my first Indy 500 in 1967 and have only missed a few since.

If we don’t get a critical mass here, head over to Trackforum which is pretty much non-political on the racing side.


8 posted on 07/04/2014 3:39:13 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: gymbeau

If you want an Indy ping list, just post a thread and ask if others would like a ping every week for the race.

Keep a copy of the pinglist somewhere you can retrieve it in the event of a computer crash.


9 posted on 07/04/2014 3:41:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Just plain cool. In car of the race at Belle Isle this year. (Race 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1nQdRSYb94#t=106


10 posted on 07/04/2014 3:48:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: deport

Thanks!


11 posted on 07/04/2014 3:50:01 PM PDT by gymbeau (Tagline optional, printed after your name on post (Mortem))
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To: JennysCool

You, too.


12 posted on 07/04/2014 3:50:30 PM PDT by gymbeau (Tagline optional, printed after your name on post (Mortem))
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To: 1rudeboy
nope... i started the F1 pinglist simply because there wasn't one, sounds like a job opportunity for somebody! 8^)
13 posted on 07/04/2014 3:50:53 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: nascarnation

Good idea. Thanks for the suggestion.


14 posted on 07/04/2014 3:51:06 PM PDT by gymbeau (Tagline optional, printed after your name on post (Mortem))
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks!


15 posted on 07/04/2014 3:51:32 PM PDT by gymbeau (Tagline optional, printed after your name on post (Mortem))
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To: cripplecreek
finally got around to watching both links you sent me, thx
16 posted on 07/04/2014 3:51:46 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: gymbeau

If you click on the older threads at the bottom it will show you some threads for
previous races. Also there is a NASCAR thread each week where you can find a few
interested participants.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=nascar


17 posted on 07/04/2014 3:54:41 PM PDT by deport
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To: Chode

I love to talk baseball but nobody wants to post 180 odd threads per year per team. LOL


18 posted on 07/04/2014 3:54:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: gymbeau

If there is to be a list, I would like to be on it. I do not miss a race.


19 posted on 07/04/2014 3:56:52 PM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: cripplecreek
I used to go to the F1 races in Detroit (back when they were on the street). Loved every minute of it.

I had my World Cup dose today, now it's time for the Tigers. :)

20 posted on 07/04/2014 4:00:27 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

No never was..

I’m semi retired these days ,, use to post both INdy 5oo IRL and NASCAR INdy races mainly.. Spur of the moment IRL wise

Did it more than a few times..


21 posted on 07/04/2014 4:04:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: 1rudeboy

They’re trying to attract F1 to Belle Isle. They started tearing up all the streets immediately after the Indy race this year so it will be a completely new circuit next year.


22 posted on 07/04/2014 4:04:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: NormsRevenge

As to muh regularity, it still exists

Or I’d smell worse than the talking heads of NASCAR

I remember posting a NASCAR stock car cheese carved thread,

Not sure how cheese would hold up to Indy heat!

If ya a
int got ear plugs, cheese’ll do


23 posted on 07/04/2014 4:08:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Put Me on an Indy car Ping list.

Indy 500,,,
greatest Spectical in Racing!

I got a Ring to prove it.


24 posted on 07/04/2014 4:17:29 PM PDT by Big Red Badger ( - William Diamonds Drum - can You Hear it G man?)
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To: cripplecreek
yeah, now THAT'S a job... 8^)
25 posted on 07/04/2014 9:25:23 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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