Discussion in 'Open Wheel Racing' started by Get That 88 Up There !!, Mar 4, 2019.
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LOL The first time I haven't gone to this goddamned race in six years. Back to college basketball. What shitshow.
NBC's issues got me like:
IndyCar Radio on NBCSN.
Couldn't they at least put up a still photo that didn't show the dumps that are I-275 and Tropicana Field?
Great way to drop the ball NBC.
Then still have the nerve enough to stick commercials in.
I mean, side by side really wouldnt be very effective under these circumstances.
Apparently Charlie Kimball crashed into the production truck
This is grade A shitposting.
Bravo sir, have a Oreo cookie.
Malaka! Damn Taku looks like he's out.
So Ericsson also went out due to engine issues? Big start for Honda.
This field is really good so far, I can't wait to see Pato drove like a man possessed later on this season.
I swear if Dixon runs down Josef...
Another Honda out...Sato. NBC - not great!
He is closing fast enough, going to get interesting.
Jesus ******* Christ Marco
****ing Macro. Good lord
Michael need to cut the cord... Its time.
JoNew has this unless something crazy happens.
Hell yeah Josef. Great start to the year
I'd be willing to bet both Veach and Herta beat him in the championship this season.
No surprise of that happens at this point. He just lacks drive IMHO.
Yeah, its just getting plain weird how he is hanging on.
2 wins in 12 years and 196 races. Yikes. Penske wouldn't have put up with that.
Had a good day in fantasy on this race. Tied for 3rd out of 80 players.
Picks were - New, Rosenqvist, Rahal.
Shoutout to Tulsa, placing in the Top 5 TV markets for both the IndyCar and Cup races yesterday.
Solid race. Thank God the racing is back
Been a long time since St. Pete was last on cable. 2013 on NBCSN had 388k.
Lots of great wheel to wheel racing.
That and Sebring is in six days now!
I can't get excited about the TV numbers, but the attendance reports are more encouraging. If street races near major markets are successful in that regard, I'm all for them.
I notice that those Showbuzz numbers are no longer including Supercross ratings with the move from FS1 to NBCSN. I'm also guessing that i don't want to know what the numbers are, and that they are likely down significantly. Otherwise someone from the PR arms of NBC Sports or Feld would be publicizing them.
Anecdotally, I can say Turn 1 was sold out and Turn 10 mostly sold out when single-day tickets went on sale. Those are the only two places I've sat in the five years I've gone and wound up missing the boat entirely after three-day tickets and renewals...I didn't want to commit to spending several hundred dollars on three-day reserved seats as I'm usually the only one in my group who goes for the weekend. Personally disappointing, but I'm glad for the event.
I think Showbuzz only does events with 300k+ viewers, so make of that what you will...I think Stern has posted some SX numbers this year and they've been in the 200s. Likewise, I didn't see any Rolex 24 numbers after the move between the FOX and NBC families.
If you look at that picture (above) - way over on the far right you can see a grandstand with a white canvas roof. I am sitting on the left of that pink sign in the stands (not the guy on the ground but up in the grandstand) wearing a yellow shirt. That yellow blur is me at the Trackside Club on the corner of Dan Wheldon Way.
That's me up there in the stands waving to all of you.
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