IndyCar: ABC Supply 500

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

  1. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    If nothing else the strategy has been interesting today.

    The superspeedway aero is so draggy though. Pretty tough to balance harder to drive versus easier to pass at these speeds.
     
  2. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Well, that didn't last.
     
  3. JBone88

    JBone88 JR Nation's last ride

    The strategy is the only thing keeping me awake.

    Snoozy race. Rossi and Power 30 seconds ahead and lapping cars in the top 5. Can’t pass anyone as usual with the oval package.
     
  4. Rossi is just taking them to school today
     
  5. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    Boring race. They have to put California back in the schedule.
     
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  6. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Rossi's gone.
     
  7. JBone88

    JBone88 JR Nation's last ride

    Power made a mistake. Rossi has it wrapped up if nothing else happens.
     
  8. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    That makes two of us. See y'all.
     
  9. Well I was right about that
     
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  10. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Guys, you can't hype this up.

    The race is done, Rossi is chilling.
     
  11. Congrats to Rossi, but that race was pretty bad
     
  12. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    This race was about survival and nothing else.
     
  13. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Bourdais was infuriated, I'm truly surprised he went back racing.

    Racers race though.
     
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  14. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Well, I still enjoyed myself, probably helps that Rossi is my favorite IndyCar driver
     
  15. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    I hope they don't succumb to dumbing it down on ovals again.
     
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  16. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

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  17. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner

    Pocono has a history of really nasty wrecks but its safety record is VERY GOOD. Wilson is the only driver killed in a major event and that was a fluke accident. Indycar knew what they were getting themselves into when they returned to Pocono. It's badass but it's still historically safer than basically every oval they compete on.
     
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  18. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

  19. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Hard to call that lucky, but hes still breathing thankfully.
     
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  20. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    It's amazing for that news to come as a relief, but it does, given the extreme severity of the wreck and the earlier vagueness of "orthopedic injuries". Hopefully these are fully recoverable issues.
     
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  21. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    I so hope his recovery goes smoothly, hell of a wheelman and a good dude.
     
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  22. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

     
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  23. Marcingak

    Marcingak Team Owner

    Two broken ankles and a broken arm. Could have been much worse.
     
  24. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    The Schmidt-Peterson statement is too vague for comfort... "injuries to his spine" can range from speedy full recovery to permanent paralysis as a worst case. So I hope the Paul Tracy tweet saying "he is OK" is indeed accurate. I really doubt Paul would tweet that unless he believed it was accurate based on insider reports he has gotten.

    For the guys trying to make a big deal about the deliberate pace of extracting Wickens from the car, there you have it... spinal injury. I know it is hard to imagine the medical people on the ground in turn 2 might know what to do better than guys watching TV, but there you have it...:idunno:
     
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  25. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle


    I’m glad you did. Felt bad when I read earlier in the thread that you’d decided to go and it was gonna be your first.
     
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  26. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    **** the news stations for only caring about bad accidents and deaths in motorsports.

    sh!t really is agitating. **** all of these 24 hour stations.
     
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  27. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Yeah, I had a guy comment on something I said on twitter said his wife's first and only IndyCar race was when Justin Wilson was killed. I'm really glad obviously for Wickens but also that I didn't see someone die. It was by far the worst feeling I've ever had at a race track. But like I said when they said he was awake and alert it was like a wave of relief swept through the whole track.
     
  28. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    The latest update:
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    Sending good thoughts for a swift recovery.
     
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  29. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    I'm thankful he is alive and stable. Those terms like spinal cord injury of indeterminate severity are not promising. But he's alive.
     
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  30. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I don't think anyone's mentioned it, but with those injuries it's obvious Robert is done for at least the rest of the season. Has anyone heard if the team will continue to field the car, and who might be in it if they do?
     
  31. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    SPM isn’t entering the 6 at Gateway this weekend.


    Spinal Cord Injury scares tf out of me. Can’t wait until they have a better grasp on the situation after all his swelling starts to go down.
     
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  32. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    Yes, exactly this. And I'm mighty pissed off at Paul Tracy for tweeting "he is OK" when Paul obviously had no clue as to the extent of the injuries.
     
  33. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

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  34. Oculus

    Oculus Go ahead and make it a figure 8

    New here. Did anyone watch the replays closely? It appears that a tire got behind the catch fence. Hope Wickens pulls through fine.
     
  35. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    @Oculus , welcome! Great quotation, by the way. ;)

    Yeah, I'm sure some part caught in the fence. In the link in post #133 above yours, Sam Schmidt refers to catch fences as 'cheese graters'.
     
  36. Oculus

    Oculus Go ahead and make it a figure 8

    At 0:30 it looks like the catch fence failed to stop the tire from going behind the fence.


    Other angles on that video don't show a tire down the track if it were inside the track. I'm thinking if this is proven then changes to the catch fence are inevitable.
     
  37. Oculus

    Oculus Go ahead and make it a figure 8

    Sorry I didn't realize it would embed the video if anyone is upset by my posting that. I couldn't find a way to remove the post.
     
  38. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Not to worry. We embed video around here all the time.
     

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