2021 IndyCar Miscellaneous Thread

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Interesting to hear Homestead may be looking into bringing Indy back, the track itself would probably be the raciest oval for the series if it were to be added for next season. As always, trying to make finances work will be a grind. Hopefully full capacity attendance in 2022 can bring back one of the short ovals that got dropped this year. Iowa has been short on news and rumors since getting dropped from almost everyone’s calendar this year.

I'm glad that they are willing to add more ovals to the schedule again.
Homestead is a great track, hopefully they go back to Michigan as well and add another 1.5er and maybe a short track.
 

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With the way hockey shook out I think NBC has to be the favorite to keep the rights. The first few months of the season, where there's been conflict with late season and playoff NHL, should be more open and flexible now. ESPN will be pretty full between that and the NBA and CBS pretty much always has golf during the day on weekends, hence why that SRX primetime window works well.

Reading Miles' comment about being focused less on economics right now is interesting considering what Roger reportedly wants.
 

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Anybody heard or seen this, any ideas who Top Gun is?
They’ve been light on details, but a team that has competed in the iRacing events with RC Enerson the past year or so and has a shop and allegedly a chassis. The only engine lease still remaining would have to be with Chevy.

Edit: I should add that I’m remaining skeptical until they’re seen turning laps somewhere despite the reporting here.

 

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They’ve been light on details, but a team that has competed in the iRacing events with RC Enerson the past year or so and has a shop and allegedly a chassis. The only engine lease still remaining would have to be with Chevy.

Edit: I should add that I’m remaining skeptical until they’re seen turning laps somewhere despite the reporting here.

Thanks, never heard of them before.
 

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CBS is reportedly the favorite to replace NBC as TV rightsholder. A little bit of a surprise still, NBC keeps losing stuff if this is the case. It’d be interesting how they work PGA and IndyCar scheduling and then the final few races in NFL season.


But with NBCSN shuttering at the end of this year, NBC finds itself with few options for IndyCar. It’s already said NASCAR, for which NBC owns right through 2024, will move to USA Network. In addition to IndyCar, NBCSN has been broadcasting IMSA races on NBCSN. “Across motorsports, people are wondering what their future is with NBC,” said one source with knowledge of the matter.
 

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There may not be two better nicknames in motorsports than "Smoke" and "Super-Tex." During this year's Indianapolis 500 on May 30, they'll both watch the Greatest Spectacle in Racing from the same pit stand.
As part of the 60th anniversary of his first of four Indy 500 titles, team owner and 500 legend A.J. Foyt asked five-time 500 driver and the 1996 pole-sitter Tony Stewart to join in the occasion -- in hopes the 1997 IndyCar champ might bring a little much-needed good luck that Sunday.

 

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CBS is reportedly the favorite to replace NBC as TV rightsholder. A little bit of a surprise still, NBC keeps losing stuff if this is the case. It’d be interesting how they work PGA and IndyCar scheduling and then the final few races in NFL season.

This would be a huge shakeup.

The whole NBCSN shut down continues to make no sense.
 
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