Man, this was hard to write:
Nearly a decade ago, fans of IndyCar racing were first introduced to Dan Wheldon at Chicagoland Speedway. The young driver from Emberton, England was given an opportunity to drive a second car for Panther Racing. He showed enough promise at the time that, although most fans had never heard of him (and likely thought he was just another “foreign ride-buyer,” the furthest thing from the truth), he was already making an impression in the paddock.
Death in motorsports never gets any easier, in fact I find it much tougher now than ever before. The first time I ever saw Indy Cars on the track was May 14, 1966 or the first day of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500. A top notch USAC midget driver named Chuck Rodee backed a car in the short chute wall past the first turn while trying to qualify for the race. Rodee at the time was one of my favorite midget drivers. Even though I never seen him win he could manhandle a midget like few others. The
Updated 10-16-2011 at 11:39 PM by grogg
Originally Posted by R22
WOW!!!!! RANGERS WIN!! RANGERS WIN!!! that was just plain ole cool as, well it was just plain ole cool. after the explosive 9 RUN third inning, it was pretty much over except for the Rangers to just blow it. 9 runs!!!
it was great seeing the Rangers play like there are able to. the new Mr. October did it again!!! michael young, holy cow, what can you say about the man? he's been having a cold bat early on in the series, then lately he just cranks it up and shows how important
I was reading through the thread about Fueler's dying and came upon a post by Knockoff that linked to another thread about souvenirs. that thread was from '03 if i recall.
while reading through that thread i was struck by the names of several who are no longer here on tf. some have died and others (i guess they are still living) just don't post any longer.
it calls upon me to question, why have i stayed with this forum for so long?
is it like the "cheers"
(Note: This piece originally appeared on IndyCar Advocate)
There’s been plenty of gloom this week about the state of oval track opportunities in 2012 for INDYCAR. And I will confess up front: although I generally enjoy most road and street courses, I’m a big oval fan. Indy, Iowa, Kentucky—to my mind, these are great events and great tracks. However, above all, I want a healthy, financially feasible Series. If that means a deficit of a couple of ovals for the time being, I’m not going