Any good IndyCar reading?

Discussion in 'Open Wheel Racing' started by 29-4, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. 29-4

    29-4 Team Owner

    Hi all,

    I used to be on here on the NASCAR Forums as one of the poster decrying the decline of the sport with planned cautions etc. True to my word, I gave up on NASCAR but have been watching IndyCar this year and find it to be refreshingly "real" racing. After following all season, I'm going to Road America next weekend, and pretty excited about it.

    I like to learn more about the history of sports I follow. Are there any good books about the history of open wheel racing in the US that are worth a read? Also, what are perceptions of Rossi? I'm trying to figure out which driver to be a "fan" of and I've enjoyed his intensity throughout the season.
  2. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Rossi? This may be the first time I’ve used the word ‘beast’.
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  3. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    There's also the CARS Tour, World of Outlaws, etc if you're tired of NASCAR.
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  4. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

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  5. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    True but *shudders* it's still kinda NASCAR
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  6. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor

    Not history related but I got a PDF rule book for Indy car, its pretty interesting. Yeah, the planned cautions were a real blow for many of us and Indy Car does have a lot to offer
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  7. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

  8. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Rossi still has his abrasive moments, he's not necessarily a PR person's dream because he tends to say what he thinks a lot. Unapologetic, which is sometimes good and sometimes bad. I think if you go back to Detroit last year and see the interview after the race where he was leading and flatspotted his tires while being chased by Hunter-Reay, the interview didn't reflect terribly well. The Wickens incident at St. Pete was a pretty big thing but they both got over it:

    So overall, comparing to how he was when he came over from Europe, he's made a lot of strides personally. He seems a lot more open now, has gained a lot of followers obviously, and has a podcast with Hinch (Off Track) that I haven't listened to yet but it supposedly pretty good. For a guy who came to IndyCar because he'd basically done all he could in European feeder series and didn't want to putz around in a craptastic F1 seat he's done a good job of coming out of that cold, hard shell that many F1 drivers and F1 aspirants seem to be trapped in.
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  9. 29-4

    29-4 Team Owner

    Thanks all. And as to the personality, I was a Harvick fan in NASCAR (hence the username) so maybe that's what I gravitate towards o_O.
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