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    Marco looked like his old man tonight

    Very impresive driving !!!!!

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    Hopefully this will be a turn around in his career.
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    Agreed, PT.

    The first thing Marco did in the Winner's Circle interview was to give credit to his crew. Good job.
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    Great job Marco, an American driver for an American team!!!!
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    Why can't he race like that all the time?

    He's got enough talent. Just doesn't show it enough.

    Maybe this gets him restarted again.
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    I think Marco has been well over due...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Gack View Post
    Why can't he race like that all the time?

    He's got enough talent. Just doesn't show it enough.

    Maybe this gets him restarted again.
    Marco is very racey when given a good car. Unfortunately, AA has fallen behind on the big ovals (as was discussed tonight) especially in qualifying.

    I bet they do well out Louden.
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    When you see how he raced tonight, you wonder why he can't look that good the majority of the time. That was a lot of fun watching Marco and TK go at the last fifty laps. Great racing. Ernest

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    I give this race a perfect 10 with excitement and drama. Marco has always been strong on this track. What a drive from 17th starting spot tonight. cheers mate no worries how the hell are yeah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest Miller View Post
    When you see how he raced tonight, you wonder why he can't look that good the majority of the time. That was a lot of fun watching Marco and TK go at the last fifty laps. Great racing. Ernest
    Df realy faded when he losta couple spots

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Noonan View Post
    Marco is very racey when given a good car. Unfortunately, AA has fallen behind on the big ovals (as was discussed tonight) especially in qualifying.

    I bet they do well out Louden.
    Marco is incredibly inconsistant, even when he has a good car.

    He can look great for about 20 laps and then completely falls off the pace.

    He looked great for 250 laps tonight. He had no fades, which has been the norm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paultracy3 View Post
    Df realy faded when he losta couple spots
    Not so easy out there, when you have cars in front of you.

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    An Andretti Indy Car win will help in future promotion...fact of life.

    Like NASCAR and Earnhart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Gack View Post
    Not so easy out there, when you have cars in front of you.
    No doubt. If the Target drivers drop back to 4th or 5th they turn into mere mortals. If they get in front, they are long gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Gack View Post
    Why can't he race like that all the time?

    He's got enough talent. Just doesn't show it enough.

    Maybe this gets him restarted again.
    He does lead races, but for whatever reason--his mistakes, someone else's, car problems, Sam Hornish, Andretti luck, he's never been able close the deal other than WG. He was kinda reminding me of Chris Amon--but with a win (that was questioned by some).

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    Kanaan made Marco earn that one, great racing. Really great last 50 laps or so, after so many yellows.

    One thing about Marco in the past, is I think the team has made a lot of bad strategy calls and setup changes during the race for him.

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    And Paff was questioning the American talent in the field today.....Marco and Hildebrand were awesome!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paultracy3 View Post
    Df realy faded when he losta couple spots
    I don't understand how he fell so far off the pace after the last stop. Did anyone notice any changes they may have made the last stop? Ernest

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    I really hope this rejuvenates Marco as a driver. He has shown talent on both ovals and road/street courses in the past. He (and the team, to be honest) just need to be more consistent. If they can work on their niggles, Marco can put a fight to the top dogs. I have the faith.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest Miller View Post
    I don't understand how he fell so far off the pace after the last stop. Did anyone notice any changes they may have made the last stop? Ernest
    Dario had said in the interview that the car was just understeering real bad and that every time he caught up to Marco and TK, his car would shoot towards the turn 4 wall. He ended up letting Scott and JR pass him as he wanted to conserve what lead he would have with Power out.

    I can't help but think his car wasn't set up for traffic, especially when it is side-by-side in front of him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest Miller View Post
    I don't understand how he fell so far off the pace after the last stop. Did anyone notice any changes they may have made the last stop? Ernest
    I suspect he may have been trimmed out to run at the front and struggled when he had to follow other cars.

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    Looks like Mario was a bad luck charm. He wasn't there tonight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paultracy3 View Post
    Very impresive driving !!!!!
    Agree. He knew what he had and maximized it. Nice work.
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    I was thinking the same thing, PT. Sure drove like Michael Andretti in that old black Kmart car. Smart and aggressive. Great driving and great racing by Marco, TK, Jr and the two Targets.

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    Marco was great tonight on the track and great in Victory Lane! It would be awesome to see him and Graham start winning consistently.

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    This victory was great for the team and builds confidence. A great race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Gack View Post
    Marco is incredibly inconsistant, even when he has a good car.

    He can look great for about 20 laps and then completely falls off the pace.

    He looked great for 250 laps tonight. He had no fades, which has been the norm.
    My favorite driver, was very bummed after Milwaukee. 20 laps & to the back. Iowa was just what he needed great job!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazier96 View Post
    This victory was great for the team and builds confidence. A great race.
    Agreed, but it probably didn't build in confidence in Conway on the ovals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paultracy3 View Post
    Df realy faded when he losta couple spots
    he mentioned the bad air while MArco and TK were going at it holding him back and his steering got pretty
    wild also as seen when he got real close to the turn 4 wall a few times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paultracy3 View Post
    Very impresive driving !!!!!
    That's quite a complement PT as you were one of the few that could take Michael to wire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paultracy3 View Post
    Df realy faded when he losta couple spots
    That's cause he's a points racer. Always has been always will be. His whole career has relied on being in the right place at the right time. Power was out of the race tonight and nobody broke down amongst the leaders which is why he finished where he finished. There was a reason why he spent half an hour trying to explain his loose handling car. He was trying to justify his result cause he new he didn't push hard to try and win. It's why he lost the title to Montoya! Think about his accomplishments and how exactly he has won them. He's had fortune fall his way on just about every occasion. His strength is his consistency. If Power and Penske were half as consistent they would bury him.
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