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    Quote Originally Posted by Moid View Post
    You're reading way to far into this...

    The show features teams of 2. Almost all the teams know each other...brother/sister, husband/wife, teammates, best friends, significant others, etc.

    Indycar very well may have been contacted by CBS to get a driver duo...but the duo would still have to be an authentic pair...CBS would want them to be friends of some sort. Not just two random drivers.

    Daly and Rossie make sense. And who knows...they might have put this together for themselves with the blessings of Indycar.
    I jusst found out that Indycar did have involvement in this, but Conor and Alexander wanted to do it also.
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    Daly crashed a lot ? Besides Indy where he did crash out what other races are you referring too.

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    One of my favorite shows....I'm excited now.

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    I finally googled Amazing Race to find out what kind of cars they'll be driving but really couldn't find much. Can somebody help a guy out?

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    I've never watched the Amazing race before...I have watched the Canadian version though. I think I'll start now

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    They drive the cars from Wacky Races. I hear after a small period of free agency Muttley has chosen to ride with Conor and Alexander.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepcheap View Post
    I finally googled Amazing Race to find out what kind of cars they'll be driving but really couldn't find much. Can somebody help a guy out?
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    Maybe - just maybe - Conor is desperate to pay for a ride he doesn't have so he's hoping for that prize at the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by BretEarl View Post
    Daly crashed a lot ? Besides Indy where he did crash out what other races are you referring too.
    Other than crashing at Indy numerous times, I wouldn't say he crashes a lot. But when he does crash, he does crash fairly hard. The crash at Texas that almost cost Newgarden his life, was a bad one.

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    I was talking about this year and his tenure at Foyt Racing his most recent time behind the wheel.

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    Conor and Alex are roommates and close friends. It makes a ton of sense why they would be partnered together, and I doubt IndyCar had much of anything to do with it.

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    Having IndyCar guys on is pretty much the only thing that would get me to watch The Amazing Race again. The first three or so seasons were fantastic, best reality show ever, but it got progressively worse after that. Bottlenecks, breakneck editing, outlandish and stereotypical tasks, and worst of all, in contrast to the balance those early seasons had, more generic contestant selection, as in models, bodybuilders, the obligatory gay slot/military slot/some kind of disadvantaged/PC angle slot, etc.

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    Season starts January 3.

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    The drivers have figured prominently in several of the on-air promos, complete with shots of open-wheel cars (possibly Indy Lights?). IIRC, the theme this season is people who are "best in their field." Rossi mentions that he won the Indy 500 in one promo.

    I might watch the show for the first time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRacer View Post
    Agreed. Lots of other viable candidates. Nepotism is obvious.

    Daly finished last amongst regular drivers and crashed a bunch. Hasn't really done anything since Pro Mazda.
    Was Zach Veach approached for this role on Amazing Race? He is a confirmed full time racer. Maybe this was gifted to Daly to try and save his job at Foyt?
    I'm sure even Gabby Chavez would have been up for this too.
    Most contestants have some sort of relationship on the show. Conor and Rossi go back several years to when they were room mates living in England. I suspect Conor came along with Rossi. It surely doesn't hurt that he's funny and great on social media.

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    I don't ever watch network TV, and I certain don't watch lowest common denominator shows like The Amazing Race. I really don't see how normal people do it. It's soo incredibly boring, I just can't emphasis that enough. I hope Indycar appreciates my sacrifices. This is probably the last night my boyfriend will let me watch this. We're only halfway up and he's given up and started cleaning, complaining about how we could be watching The Crown right now.

    Conor isn't coming off that good so far.

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    ^ I appreciate the sacrifices you are making by posting in this obvious intellectually inferior thread.

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    I’ve been watching The Amazing Race for a long time, that was a very entertaining episode.

    Really enjoyed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtfan99 View Post
    ^ I appreciate the sacrifices you are making by posting in this obvious intellectually inferior thread.
    Thanks, I couldn't make it through the whole way. I watched long enough to see that Conor and Alex survived, but I don't think I can sit through 45 minutes of that again.

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    It's a fun show. I have watched it in the past and will watch to see how they do. There's a lot more eyes on this show than on Indycar. If they stick around, maybe it will raise awareness. Maybe not. I'm willing to bet they might be trying to raise the awareness for them as individuals more than for the sport. At least it's not The Bachelor....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeron View Post
    I don't ever watch network TV, and I certain don't watch lowest common denominator shows like The Amazing Race. I really don't see how normal people do it. It's soo incredibly boring, I just can't emphasis that enough. I hope Indycar appreciates my sacrifices. This is probably the last night my boyfriend will let me watch this. We're only halfway up and he's given up and started cleaning, complaining about how we could be watching The Crown right now.

    Conor isn't coming off that good so far.
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    Thanks for posting your negative thoughts about it. Is your motivation to convince others who do enjoy shows like this to change their minds? Why not let those of us who like watching continue to do so without commenting? Have a nice day!

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    I got a chuckle when they called Conor out for actually paying rent for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeron View Post
    I don't ever watch network TV, and I certain don't watch lowest common denominator shows like The Amazing Race. I really don't see how normal people do it. It's soo incredibly boring, I just can't emphasis that enough. I hope Indycar appreciates my sacrifices. This is probably the last night my boyfriend will let me watch this. We're only halfway up and he's given up and started cleaning, complaining about how we could be watching The Crown right now.

    Conor isn't coming off that good so far.
    glad you could stoop down from your pedestal for so long.

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    I can't emphasis enough how glad I am to be a member of the great unwashed.
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    I wouldn't brag about it. :giggle:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeron View Post
    I don't ever watch network TV, and I certain don't watch lowest common denominator shows like The Amazing Race. I really don't see how normal people do it. It's soo incredibly boring, I just can't emphasis that enough. I hope Indycar appreciates my sacrifices. This is probably the last night my boyfriend will let me watch this. We're only halfway up and he's given up and started cleaning, complaining about how we could be watching The Crown right now.

    Conor isn't coming off that good so far.
    I sorta get where your coming from but you are coming off as a bit pompous. I hate the Kardashians/Bravo network trash but I don't roll my eyebrows at friends who like them.

    Anyways I watched it, scenery was pretty sweet that and the IC guys will get me to keep coming back.
    I'd rather have 10% of the world interested in the ICS than 50% of US that NASCAR currently has

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeron View Post
    I don't ever watch network TV, and I certain don't watch lowest common denominator shows like The Amazing Race. I really don't see how normal people do it. It's soo incredibly boring, I just can't emphasis that enough. I hope Indycar appreciates my sacrifices. This is probably the last night my boyfriend will let me watch this. We're only halfway up and he's given up and started cleaning, complaining about how we could be watching The Crown right now.

    Conor isn't coming off that good so far.
    Honestly, The Amazing Race being described as a "lowest common denominator show" is a new one for me. I've heard it about Big Brother, but never TAR. That one's more often referred to as "travel porn," and it's won a lot of Emmy Awards. In fairness, TAR lost a lot of ratings when it moved from Sunday night to Friday night (some speculate that the huge cost to produce the show compared to other reality competitions had CBS trying to get it canceled, but it wouldn't die). It's been retooled to have more gimmicks, both in casting and in twists on the show, and obviously only airs once per year. Still, with its older demographic and emphasis on local culture around the world, I really don't see TAR in the same category as some of the cable reality shows or even reality competitions.

    Not that being for the "lowest common denominator" is bad—if you find something entertaining, watch; if you don't, don't.

    Related to that, be careful what you say about others' entertainment choices. "It's soo incredibly boring" and "lowest common denominator" are things I've heard about auto racing and its fans from those who don't enjoy it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTS7 View Post
    Conor and Alex are roommates and close friends. It makes a ton of sense why they would be partnered together, and I doubt IndyCar had much of anything to do with it.
    ABC/ESPN and NBC tv deals....show on CBS. Agreed, IndyCar didn't have a whole lot to do with this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeron View Post
    ....we could be watching The Crown right now......
    Everything else you typed is irrelevant because of this statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumblechook View Post
    Honestly, The Amazing Race being described as a "lowest common denominator show" is a new one for me. I've heard it about Big Brother, but never TAR.
    Yeah, out of all the "reality" competition shows, Amazing Race is the only one* that's ever struck me as somewhat dignified in its promos and concept, although I've never watched an episode -- yet.

    *Although I've never watched more than a minute of the other ones, I've unfortunately heard enough about them and seen enough ads to get an idea.

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