And we get TGBB in the ABC booth!
And the rat throws on track officials under the bus! The buck stops with you!
And Will's response to that :
Servia now thinks HE won the race in the post race presser!
Now for a comparision between Target Ganassi and the other Ganassi team
Graham after Conway took him out:
.@Mikeconwayindy thanks for the apologies man. No worries. **** happens. See ya in Cali!
Dario after he hit Sato:
WAH!!! ITS ALL TAKUMA'S FAULT! HE WAS SUPPOSED TO LET ME CUT HIM OFF LIKE THAT! I CAN'T DO NO WRONG, BRYAN BARNHART HAS EVEN TOLD ME SO!
Watching the post-race with the track promoter, he might pay any fine Will may face (depending on gate receipts!), he's loving the action we saw today.
That race has to be the biggest piece of horse :censored: I've ever seen.
I actually liked what I saw racingwise (Scheckter passing 10 cars in two laps on the outside, Princess taking himself out of the race) until the boneheaded decision to restart with 9 to go or whatever it was. Although on the other hand, that did result in some high entertainment....
At this point there's no goof or gaff that Barnhart can make that leads me to believe he still won't have his job. Totally incompetent but yet there he is...
I do think the drivers and owners just need to get it out there in the open like Andretti and Power did today. Make sure TPTB know that casual fans and potential fans are being made aware of Barnhart's incompetence in race control.
And the decision to delay the aero packages???? WTF??? Can we take any more wind out of the sails of next season?
All hail the spec cars...
The racing was great. Lots of passing. Too much crashing. Too much stupidity from race control. Should be a big groundswell about the obvious boners from race control. That remains to be seen. You CANNOT start cars with that much power with slick tires on a wet track. Period. Full stop. If you are going to try to save the track, you have to keep the cars on it and keep heat in it. Keep the line dry. As soon as you stop and allow the dampness to accumulate, you've lost it.
Two more things...
He's full of s*** when he said that nobody was telling him the track was wet. The race control freq is TWO WAY.
I understand the economic reasons behind the single source supplier for the aero kits. I don't like it, but I understand it. If there are not multiple suppliers coming out with kits next year, I have doubts about the entire concept.
If the pace car wipers are still going (as JR had them on the aborted restart), its probably not safe to go green.
Other than that, New Hampshire would be a great track for a Saturday Night race next year ala Iowa. There were moments under green where you actually see the draft as the car were going around the track. Imagine seeing this show on a DRY Saturday night!
The way they squeeze the moisture out of the air when it's humid like that is way cool.
We've got a predictable Robin Miller RIP on Barnhart on JMV going right now....
Newman-Haas and Ganassi are protesting the results of Sunday's race. They claim they passed RHR before the yellow and the aborted restart.
TGBB will of course likely win this round because the 2002 Penske/Helio trump card rule will be played... the rule that basically says "No matter what the rules say the decisions of race control are final even if in direct conflict with the rules as written thus making the protest and appeal process a farce and waste of money and time"
It shouldn't have gotten to a point where this was necessary. No idea what TGBB thought he was doing trying to restart the race. Sure, you might take what the leader says about moisture with a grain of salt but if the people hoping to improve their position don't want to restart then you have to give that some weight. ...assuming the moisture on the track, cameras, cars, and pace cars wasn't enough evidence for race control.
Hopefully though this circus sh t has the clock ticking on TGBB era.
That is an EXCELLENT article.
Hunter-Reay gets to keep his win. The chief steward trump card rule was played again so there was no real reason for the protest. ...because the trump card rule basically says the chief steward can make or change any rule at any time on his own discretion.
That said... Can't say I disagree with the ultimate outcome... a lot of craziness went on to get there though!
In other surprising news (that was sarcasm) Danica is headed to Nascar to run Nationwide with Jr and select Cup races for Stewart.
Danica was IMHO ultimately a distraction. I firmly believe the majority of Danica fans were never going to be fans of the sport so she wasn't really helping to build Indycar racing. Instead, she was helping with its credibility problem. Real race fans not only don't care to follow Danica's every move if/when she's playing her role as non-factor, but we can figure out when she's in the top 5 because she's raced there and when she's there because she just hasn't pitted yet and the real lead pack already has.
So we don't need an excited race announcer hyping Danica's run to the front.... when that's not what it is. And I don't think Indycar racing needs announcers pandering to Danica fans who think it's an accomplishment to lead a couple of laps when the eventual podium drivers all pit. That just turns off people who actually follow the sport. And while I'm trashing Danica... has there ever been a driver anymore p-ss-poor on restarts? It's like she drops it in reverse everytime the green flag flies.
Did I mention good riddance?
Say it ain't so! Princess Sparkle Pony is going to chase the cash. Guess they need to find a new "face" of the series.
You mean Power ISN'T the face of the series right now? :D
Who cares about Danica leaving (besides ABC)? We got some racing (and Francrybaby whines) to be focusing on! Will gets the pole and Helio and Briscoe fill out the top 3 to start tomorrow, Francrybaby is in 4th. Let's see Dario knock himself out of the race again!
Good mostly clean racing, but not a lot of passing. Doesn't matter though, NOBODY was going to catch Will today!
And now he's got Francrybaby almost reeled back in from the damage that Kimball and Francrybaby himself did to Will earlier this year!
Never is any passing there. Theres blood in the water now. Good to see a Penske 1-2-3. Never thought I'd ever say that!
This Baltimore course looks pretty cool. Hope nobody misses turn 1 like Krohn did in the Lights Race today...... Well except for a certain crybaby. :D
HOLY CRAP that was a scary wreck with TK and Helio this morning!
I loved watching the Baltimore race today.
TK is a lucky, lucky boy. The ALMS race was a demo derby, too.
The Baltimore GP is a winner. Although I think they can remove the chicane on the front stretch. That thing really messed up the start and restarts. :D
Only way it could have been more of a winner would have been had Tony George clocked Robin Miller on the grid walk! (BTW, best Grid Walk of the year so far!) :D
It was nice watching an Indycar race with such solid local support in the community they were in.