IndyCar: ABC Supply 500

Discussion in 'Open Wheel Racing' started by FLRacingFan, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    That hit was brutal!
     
  2. nickp

    nickp Crew Chief

    I hope like hell that Robert is okay. After Justin Wilson in 2015 and this crash today, (and Bobby and Davey Allison in the 80s and 90s in NASCAR) I have a very, very hard time with races at Pocono.
     
  3. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Its racing bro.

    It doesn't matter what track it is, racing is extremely dangerous. We have lost many of drivers over the years and as terrible as it is. The worst thing to do is to quit it all together to be reactionary to the situation.

    I'm not being an ass, I'm just trying to be realistic. Even at the lowest of karting level I was at is dangerous, it all is, but we love to do it.
     
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  4. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    I don't even know what to read into that. Doesn't matter I guess, we'll know soon. Really hope it's good news, but the looks on some of the faces are not encouraging.
     
  5. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Wickens car destroyed RHR’s roll hoop on the way over after hitting the fence. Wow.
     
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  6. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Mario was fist-pumping in the air like he's heard some good news.

    Yes, thank you Lord. Robert is awake and alert.
     
  7. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    I mean that might be true, but some of these tracks are way to damn fast for Indy Cars. It's why they stopped going to Vegas, I mean honestly the only track I'd really say keep that's fast is Indy.


    But good news is he's awake and alert, so let's hope that stays good.
     
  8. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Thank God. Awake and alert.
     
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  9. JBone88

    JBone88 JR Nation's last ride

    IndyCar just said Wickens is awake and alert. Thank Christ.

    Hinch and Fittipaldi are banged up.
     
  10. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Vegas was due to the field being too big. There were 33 cars on the track that day and drivers were against having all of those cars in the field at Vegas. Listen to the interviews after Wheldon's death and the drivers were LIVID about all of the cars being on track.
     
  11. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Thank God.
     
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  12. I don't need to see them on this track though, Texas either really, the speeds are crazy fast and they are too close to each other on these configurations.

    Give me more road courses, this isn't F1, the racing will still actually be entertaining.
     
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  13. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Thank god, there was an audible sigh of relief and then round of applause here at the track when they announced that.
     
  14. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    Well, if it was the cars why did they stop going there? Maybe it was just a mix of both, all the cars and the high speeds? I mean these cars are already way faster than what they do in NASCAR, don't really need these really super fast tracks IMO. But hey we all got an opinion I guess.
     
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  15. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    I know Pietro is determined to prove himself, but I hope he's good to race for the rest of the year.

    Dude has had a rough year.
     
  16. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    Just showed a replay from a different angle, looked just as bad.
     
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  17. KTMLew01

    KTMLew01 Team Owner

    Street course have exactly the same risks due to closeness of crash fencing. The fence is the issue. Wilson's death was a bit of a freak deal. But racing is dangerous. Zhit happens.
     
  18. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    No doubt Blaze, we all have opinions.

    Cars are getting faster and faster as well, its crazy, but this is why IndyCar are pushing safety forward especially with the lack of downforce in the cars this year.

    No issues with the big tracks IMHO, but the schedule variation makes IndyCar great and keeps it refreshing.
     
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  19. God Ed Carptener is such a douche.
     
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  20. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Thank Christ.

    Kinda makes me wish for only short ovals besides Indy until they figure out cockpit protection.
     
  21. KTMLew01

    KTMLew01 Team Owner

    Based on what? You ever raced or played a sport at elite level? It requires a focus that us mere mortals don't have. Maybe he's trying to maintain focus?
     
  22. They don't have exactly the same risks, at all. There hasn't been a death in Indycar/cart since 99 on a road course.
     
  23. KTMLew01

    KTMLew01 Team Owner

    I mentioned STREET courses. Dario is alive but ended his career.
     
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  24. You're wrong either way, there hasn't been a death on a street course since 1996.
     
  25. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Glad to read Robert is okay. I was watching the live shot from RHR's car when the wheels touched. Robert's agressive style is what attracted me to him this year but it looks like he was pushing it too early.
     
  26. KTMLew01

    KTMLew01 Team Owner

    Love it when people say someone's opinion is wrong...:rolleyes:
     
  27. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    Just caught up....holy $hit that was a bad one. And RHR almost got decapitated...... I knocked the Halo in F1 but it’s time these cars are way too fast and driver needs protection. Been a while since I seen all the drivers shaken up after a wreck. TK looked not shaken on the outside, but everyone else looked rattled.
     
  28. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    They all are pushing it's why its lap 8 and we haven't completed one under green.


    The crews are cleared out of turn 2 fence is good to go should be going in a minute
     
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  29. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Just saw that wreck. That looked horrible, glad nobody was badly injured.
    With the race being red-flagged for over an hour, I'll be unfortunately unable to watch it 'till the end.
     
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  30. I play collegiate golf and have won tournaments so I know the focus it takes to go out and get sh!t done and I’m a mere mortal compared to Carptener? The worst driver out there? There is a reason he only runs ovals. You must have had been watching a different race if he was trying to maintain focus in his interview.
     
  31. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I don't want to be within ten lengths of anyone through the tunnel with that fence job.
     
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  32. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    That crowd doesn't look to bad.
     
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  33. I have a feeling this will be a pretty tame race the rest of the way. No one is going to try to push it after that wreck
     
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  34. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    That and the wreck took out several really good cars that'd be up there.

    Sorry @kkfan91
     
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  35. TK has had no luck at all for the past couple years
     
  36. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Still very worried about Wickens. Something I didn’t really notice earlier but watching replays and reading discussion on r/Indycar, it’s clear that immediately after hitting the fence, his head slumped way further forward than you would normally be able to in that situation. Something seemed to break in the cockpit.
     
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  37. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Yep, that looked really bad. I remember hearing the words "awake and alert" after Allan Simonsen's crash at Le Mans in 2013.
     
  38. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    So I take the first incident is why the race re-started late?

    I tuned in about 20 minutes to 5 and the race was barely 22 laps in. I figured it rained and that was why.

    I really like Wickens. Guy is gonna be a winner. Couple of chances that he should've had a win by now.
     
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  39. Marco is really running a good race, hope he can finish it off
     
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  40. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Power finally around Rossi on pit exchanges.
     

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