2019 Firestone GP of St.Petersburg

Discussion in 'Open Wheel Racing' started by Get That 88 Up There !!, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Muhhhhhh Jardiance.
     
  2. DewChaser988

    DewChaser988 NASCAR fan since 1998

    NBC Sports Network powered by McLaren-Honda
     
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  3. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    LOL The first time I haven't gone to this goddamned race in six years. Back to college basketball. What shitshow.
     
  4. NBC's issues got me like:
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  5. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    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?
     
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  6. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Great way to drop the ball NBC.
     
  7. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Then still have the nerve enough to stick commercials in.

    FFS.
     
  8. Brentford

    Brentford Team Owner

    I mean, side by side really wouldnt be very effective under these circumstances.
     
  9. DewChaser988

    DewChaser988 NASCAR fan since 1998

    Apparently Charlie Kimball crashed into the production truck
     
  10. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    This is grade A shitposting.

    Bravo sir, have a Oreo cookie.

    Malaka! Damn Taku looks like he's out.
     
  11. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    So Ericsson also went out due to engine issues? Big start for Honda.
     
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  12. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    This field is really good so far, I can't wait to see Pato drove like a man possessed later on this season.
     
  13. I swear if Dixon runs down Josef...
     
  14. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Another Honda out...Sato. NBC - not great!
     
  15. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    He is closing fast enough, going to get interesting.
     
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  16. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Jesus ******* Christ Marco
     
  17. ****ing Macro. Good lord
     
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  18. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Michael need to cut the cord... Its time.
     
  19. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    JoNew has this unless something crazy happens.
     
  20. Hell yeah Josef. Great start to the year
     
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  21. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I'd be willing to bet both Veach and Herta beat him in the championship this season.
     
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  22. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    No surprise of that happens at this point. He just lacks drive IMHO.
     
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  23. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    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.
     
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  24. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Shoutout to Tulsa, placing in the Top 5 TV markets for both the IndyCar and Cup races yesterday.

     
  25. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Solid race. Thank God the racing is back
     
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  26. FLRacingFan

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  27. Doc Austin

    Doc Austin Team Extreme Flight

    Lots of great wheel to wheel racing.

    That and Sebring is in six days now!
     
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  28. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    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.
     
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  29. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    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.
     
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  30. Jimmy W1

    Jimmy W1 Team Owner

  31. Jimmy W1

    Jimmy W1 Team Owner

    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.

    :D
     
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  32. Jimmy W1

    Jimmy W1 Team Owner

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    That's me up there in the stands waving to all of you.

    :D
     
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