45th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach

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  1. FLRacingFan

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  2. FLRacingFan

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  3. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Rosenqvist had a spot in the fast 6, he didn't need to push that second lap IMO.

    Rookie mistake, but I like how he wants to take it to Dixon and just not play second fiddle.
     
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  4. gnomesayin

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    Very different than last week. The Chevys were slow as hell yesterday, looks like Penske were much better today.
     
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  5. FLRacingFan

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    TK needs to hang it up and become a 500-only driver already. Rosenqvist has been off track God knows how many times already this weekend...welcome to Long Beach, rookie. And that's a much-needed qualifying result for Pagenaud, who now needs to make the most of it on Sunday. His seat might be getting a little warm.
     
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  6. Jimmy W1

    Jimmy W1 Team Owner

    Well, you guys will have to tell me what is going on during the race since I have no tv reception of the race. So I'll be listening.

    :)
     
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  7. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Hiring TK and Leist has come to bite Foyt in the ass. Firing Daly and Munoz looks more foolish by the day IMO.
     
  8. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Leist brings some extra funding from Brazilian TV who want to help Brazil have a presence in IndyCar. Who knows, he might be better elsewhere (probably, actually) because Foyt just aren't that good as a team. And Kanaan is supposed to be his mentor of sorts...not sure that's panning out though.

    Felipe Nasr is the best hope for Brazilians in IndyCar, IMO. Daly keeps grinding and finally has a good car for the 500 so he has a great opportunity. Munoz badly needs at least a 500 ride again, he's one of the best around the Speedway.
     
  9. StandOnIt

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    Huge crowd expected, 185 thousand last year wow
    But this wasn’t race day; this was just Friday, the opener of what amounts to a three-day festival of racing. With fans seemingly spread all over the 1.968-mile course, it’s not hard to see why Long Beach reached an 18-year-high in total attendance last year — hosting 185,000 people over the course of the weekend.


    https://jeffgluck.com/long-beach-grand-prix-2019-friday/
     
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  10. StandOnIt

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    a bit of smack talking at the press conference


    Posted on April 13, 2019 by Jeff Gluck

    The IndyCar drivers who qualified first through sixth at Long Beach on Saturday — Alexander Rossi, Scott Dixon, Will Power, Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and Graham Rahal — held a smile-filled news conference after the session, cracking jokes and laughing through several exchanges.
    Graham Rahal and Simon Pagenaud on starting alongside each other Sunday despite their incident at the start of last year’s Long Beach Grand Prix:

    Rahal: “(Last year) was like a very minor love tap.”

    Pagenaud: (Scoffs in disagreement.)

    Rahal: “It’s going to be a lot harder to hit him when he’s next to me. So if I’m going to do it again, I’m going to try really hard to do it.’

    Pagenaud: “I think you were next to me…”

    Rahal: “No, I was behind you and…”

    Alexander Rossi: “It was like a torpedo.”

    Pagenaud: “Yeah, a torpedo!”

    Rahal: “That’s Power’s issue now, right?”

    Will Power: “You behind me?”

    Rahal: “Yeah.”

    Power: “The difference is I’m from Toowoomba, see, and we fight.”

    Rahal: “I’m really not worried about you. I’ve got like 50 pounds on you.”

    Pagenaud: “I might not brake in Turn 1 just to make sure I don’t get hit.”

    Rahal: “Actually, I would be perfectly fine with that. If you want to do that, that would help. You could like take out everybody and I’ll be good.”
     
  11. Let’s go Penske !!!
     
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  12. FLRacingFan

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    I don't think I've actually seen a wreck at the fountain before.
     
  13. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    A whole lotta oofing going on.
     
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  14. 2019PensekeFan

    2019PensekeFan Crew Chief

    Trouble already between Jack Harvey and Marcus Ericsson.
     
  15. DewChaser988

    DewChaser988 NASCAR fan since 1998

    So much for a clean start
     
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  16. StandOnIt

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    I thought the start would be much worse..but it's what, lap 5?
     
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  17. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Yes lap 5.
     
  18. StandOnIt

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    bad ass pass by young Herta
     
  19. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    HOLY CRAP COLTON!

    Exquisite driving by Pato and Colton!
     
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  20. FLRacingFan

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    Something's got to be up with Pato's car.
     
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  21. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    I love me some TK, but he has to move aside for another driver. Its just time IMO.
     
  22. He is still good for a 500 ride, but beyond that it’s time
     
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  23. FLRacingFan

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    Rossi is going to dominate harder than he did last year.
     
  24. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    25 laps gone already. Wow, this race goes by quickly.
     
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  25. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    How will Rossi's team mess up the strategy today?
     
  26. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Right in to the Danger Zone!
     
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  27. FLRacingFan

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    That looked like a terrible stop for Bourdais.
     
  28. Fantastic stops for the Penske boys
     
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  29. FLRacingFan

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    Eat it, Scott.
     
  30. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Power caught Dixon napping.

    That's rare.
     
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  31. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Josef squeaks into the pits before any caution and picks up two spots on the cycle!
     
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  32. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Power had a tire problem. You could see the marbles coming off the right front.
     
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  33. FLRacingFan

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    That was self-inflicted by Will. Not sure why he took that line down the straight anyways. Odd defense.
     
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  34. Kiante

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  35. FLRacingFan

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    Ok, another engine problem for Power. I wonder if he isn't just too rough on the equipment.

    And man, brake dust was spewing out of that thing.
     
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  36. StandOnIt

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    wow Dixon kept the door shut on Power he wasn't lifting. playing chicken
     
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  37. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    No tacos today.
     
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  38. StandOnIt

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    Rossi just stinking up the show over 9 secs ahead.
     
  39. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    He's turning LB into his wheelhouse. He looks calm and composed.
     
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  40. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    You know the difference between dominating and stinkin' it up?

    Dominating is when MY driver is leading.
     
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