Indy crowd looks like a rain delay

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by hidesert cowboy, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Man, it's just a deathbedder rant. It doesn't have to make any sense. Most don't upon examination. I enjoyed the race myself, I haven't any way to change this or that. My advice is if the attendance troubles ya, move on to the next race that works for ya instead of whining about it which does absolutely nothing but blowing hot air.
     
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  2. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    That is the same link I put in my post #21.:) I agree with you 100%, and as long as it's on the schedule I will be watching it. Like I have said in the past I don't even pay much attention to the amount of empty seats when I'm on the starting line at a drag race...and I have damn sure never been embarrassed if it's not a sellout. I'm there to make a living and at the other racing series I'm strictly there to enjoy it.
     
  3. joe h

    joe h Team Owner

    The weather was perfect and the colts were in LA without a legit qb. This is the fullest they’ll ever see the track. No one is showing up to the road course, not even Indy car fans show up to the stupid Grand Prix, and they tried their best to emulate Daytona this year. At this point, it just needs to be scratched from the schedule. Even the tv ratings were on par with a rain out, it isn’t a crown jewel in any way, anymore.
     
  4. Stu Jameson

    Stu Jameson Team Owner

    Not unlike whining about a thread that clearly discloses its content in the title.
     
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  5. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    I am thinking the TV contract money is the big deal.
     
  6. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    That would be my guess also.
     
  7. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Remember the Gator

    I'm pretty sure tracks DO have to pay an application fee to host a Cup race, including the ISC tracks, along with X, Trucks, and other touring series. It's an investment leading to the TV money they get back. Modern tracks can't operate on ticket sales alone. All sports make more money from TV revenue than from ticket sales, and have for a decade or more; most facilities can't survive without it. This is particularly true of major race tracks that host only a few events a year and aren't getting support from taxpayers.
    Anyone who's been to Indy once knows that the best views are from the corners. Those sections sell out first but they weren't as visible on TV as the front grandstands. That's a pity because if they had been seen, we'd probably not be having this conversation.
     
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  8. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    They just need to do something to make the race "special" again. Making it the cutoff race before the playoffs was a good try, but not good enough. Moving it to July 4th weekend is a mistake IMO. The track doesn't have lights, so I really don't think it's worth moving Indy's date there at the sacrifice of Daytona's Firecracker 400.

    If they raced there in early June or late September, I might consider going back. If the Xfinity series raced at IRP the day prior and they offered free Xfinity admission with the purchase of a Brickyard ticket, I would definitely go back.

    IDK what the answer is, I'm sure everyone will have a different suggestion, but nascar needs to get creative. Taking Daytona's date is not a good solution IMO.
     
  9. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    You ought to try spotting that sucker from the Pagoda.
     
  10. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Remember the Gator

    I wouldn't go back if they offered a Brickyard ticket free with paid admission to IRP.
     
  11. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Remember the Gator

    Will I be getting paid?
     
  12. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Agreed.
     
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  13. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  14. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2...ering-everything-on-prospect-of-track-layout/
    No no no and no. Cup doesn’t belong on the road course and Xfinity should be at IRP. Why is this so hard? Move the race on a Saturday in early June or a Saturday in September , this past weekend in September works. Then move Xfinity to IRP on the Friday night before the Brickyard. I think this would rectify the problems and then the mob can go find another track to try to take off the schedule due to “attendance”.
     
  15. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    $1.25 a Coke and a snickers bar
     
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  16. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    If NASCAR wants to do a double header I'd run the Cup cars at IRP On Friday Night then roll over to The Brick yard for the 400 on Sunday. The race they would put on at IRP would be insane. Beats 2 Pocono races
     
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  17. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Remember the Gator

    No IRP tixs? Never mind.
     
  18. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    The Xfinity race is probably more detrimental to the weekend than it is beneficial, despite them moving the race and the ill-fated Grand-Am and subsequently IMSA event to IMS to help boost ticket sales. Most everyone hates that Xfinity got moved away from IRP and IMS 'stealing' that race only created more dissonance with NASCAR fans, IMO. If it were feasible and Truck and Xfinity got the IRP events back it'd probably at least get closer to feeling like a big weekend again and generate more interest both locally and nationally from those who might want to attend.
     
  19. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

  20. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Running the road course wholly defeats the purpose of running there at all. F1 raced there because it was the U.S. Grand Prix, the lone race in the country at arguably the most famous race venue in the country. IndyCar races there because 500 qualifying was neutered through the years and reduced from two weekends to one and the idea was the Grand Prix would help kickoff the Month of May and start building up interest towards the 500.

    NASCAR would race there...as a fallback plan? That's not any sexier than the 400. The oval makes up the vast majority of the history there and if the big stock car oval series doesn't run the oval it makes no sense to bother going there at all.
     
  21. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    It's the same bull**** every year. This year showed an increase in attendance. Why? because the racing is better that's why. They don't have the heavy hitters like Sr, Gordon, Johnson and Stewart racing head to head, multiple champions, in their prime drawing a crowd. Nobody but maybe Elliott has the fan base those guys had and he is nobodies rival like all of the above were.
     
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  22. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    An Indianapolis rain delay is Ashley Judd standing on pit road in the rain. Sweet Memories.
     
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  23. ReturnTrip

    ReturnTrip Team Owner

    Sure beats a lightning clock.
     
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  24. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Yeah, it was only later that we found out how special kind of crazy she is. :eek:
     
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  25. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    Yep, There seems to be a lot of crazies roaming around Hollyweird.:)
     
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  26. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Remember the Gator

    The world's most famous pit lizard.
     
  27. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    Pretty sure there was more people there than at Darlington.. it can look scarce when you have 60-70k in a facility that seats 235'000.. keep in mind IMS is the largest outdoor sports facility on the planet.
     
  28. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    The two times I went to the Brickyard (03, 07) it was packed.

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  29. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    Its definitely not what it used to be.. but theres still more people on a bad day at Indy than a good day at most other tracks.
     
  30. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    I had followed the Judds since they first hit the scene, so I have known for a long time she was about a half bubble off plumb, but it turns out she's a certifiable nutcase. :wacko:
     
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  31. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I don't follow hollywood, can anybody tell me what the deal is with Ashley Judd
     
  32. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Discussing her issues at length would probably get the thread or the comments banned, but I'll just throw this out there as a starting point: In February 2006, Judd entered a program at Shades of Hope Treatment Center in Buffalo Gap, Texas, and stayed for 47 days. She was there for treatment of depression, insomnia, and codependency
     
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