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    Yesterday, 14:49
    http://www.foxsports.com/motor/story/man-dies-after-crash-in-connecticut-vintage-car-race-083114
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    Yesterday, 14:12
    Panther_99FS replied to a thread CFA Fly in. in Photography
    Phew! - Great stuff there JMIG!! :applause: (Like the watermark too) :mixed-smiley-010:
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    Yesterday, 12:47
    Yes and that IRL car's safety was terrible at best - and bringing down the horsepower did absolutely nothing for safety...that car was simply unsafe. That being said, I agree that in the big scheme, Roger Penske wasn't innocent...neither was Ganassi....(i.e., the CART owners). Things should've been worked out but you are correct again - TG took the nuclear option and with the IRL's bad management (remember Andrew Craig?),....Indycar most likely will never recover. The current cars brought a LITTLE bit of horsepower back (50-100) & the turbos are a welcome addition. Nice to see the current leadership thinking aero reduction first to reduce speed rather than lopping off horsepower... Current turbocharged Indycars produce from 550-750 HP depending on how they're tuned. In...
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    Yesterday, 07:35
    Exactly! Tony George created the all-Oval IRL specifically for American oval racers who came up through the Sprint (USAC) Car ranks! Problem is, TG got it all wrong when he lowered and IRL car's horsepower to some 300hp LESS than Sprint Cars....:monkies:
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    Yesterday, 07:26
    Dave, The problem with Indycar these days is that (IMHO) the damage done by Tony George is now virtually beyond repair. At it's peak, the cars had close to 1000 HP with turbo. They were tough to drive & separated the good from the great drivers. Then came Tony George & his go kart powered IRL cars. Now, an individual who couldn't make it in CART could potentially be an IRL champ! The turbos are back on the current Indycars but horsepower is still woefully low (around 600-750). IMHO, if Indycar is going to get any respect back, then the horsepower is going to have to get back to the 900+ range which will turn re-separate the good from the great drivers!
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    Yesterday, 06:49
    -Chevy fast! -4 & 41 fast! -42 fast! -Roush needs a reboot -Toyota showing some signs of power? Anyone want to call The Chase dark horses?
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    Yesterday, 06:26
    Agreed about Kyle! In light of all the Stewart stuff going on, you think he would have learned something. Also agree about Elliot. I don't see him getting a full time cup ride anymore either - especially with some of the fast young guns in Nationwide....
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    August 31st, 2014, 20:30
    Yes - overall, The Chase is going to be interesting. "Win you're in" is one of the better rule changes in recent years....
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    August 31st, 2014, 20:29
    Kyle has talent - but he has regressed mentally this year. So far, his brother seems to have learned a thing or two. If Joe Gibbs were to drop Kyle - IMHO, none of the big/fast teams would pick him up.
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    August 31st, 2014, 20:24
    And I will comment on your comment.... Generally speaking, in Indycar, I never much liked Penske drivers either....But I still respected the man and what he accomplished. You are simplifying things too much to try and prove something that only exists in your mind - But I've got you figured out now & thus, you can't rile me up anymore...:smile:
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    August 31st, 2014, 19:47
    Kasey musta' read this thread! :a1310:
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    August 31st, 2014, 18:12
    Whoops false rumor. Ernie Cope is supposed to be Chase's crew chief for 2015...
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    August 31st, 2014, 15:49
    Chase Elliot to replace Kasey Kahne? All the other Hendrick drivers are supposedly locked in for a few years except Kasey...
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    August 31st, 2014, 14:13
    Great stuff here Ferry! I started following racing around 1977 so a few of those cars bring back some pleasant memories (outside of seen some of the "Speed Racer" cars :wink: there too) Nice use of your 7D also!
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    August 31st, 2014, 07:51
    Truck racing still the best! (IMHO)....
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