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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddockMoose View Post
    Pulled the 88 Harding entry.... Pato is going elsewhere.

    http://inrd.gotdns.com/indystuff/silly.htm

    That knocks us back to 21 full timers... and 29 Indy Entiries. But we can be assured that Pato will go elsewhere and bump these numbers back up.
    Pato is guaranteed an Indy 500 ride for his Indy Lights championship, so that number is still 30.
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    RC Enerson is now on official IndyCar drivers page. I suppose he'll surely race this season.

    Also, Ricardo Juncos promised to uncover his team plans this week, maybe it somehow related to Pato? Maybe a test day at COTA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RHRfan#1 View Post
    Pato is guaranteed an Indy 500 ride for his Indy Lights championship, so that number is still 30.
    Right he has the money, but not an announced ride, until then, he is not counted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nospheratez View Post
    RC Enerson is now on official IndyCar drivers page. I suppose he'll surely race this season.
    I suspect he will run the Carlin car when Kimball isn't

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddockMoose View Post
    Pulled the 88 Harding entry.... Pato is going elsewhere.

    http://inrd.gotdns.com/indystuff/silly.htm

    That knocks us back to 21 full timers... and 29 Indy Entiries. But we can be assured that Pato will go elsewhere and bump these numbers back up.
    21 full time cars..
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    Quote Originally Posted by nospheratez View Post
    Kaiser and Juncos will race at COTA.

    https://racer.com/2019/02/11/juncos-...iser-for-cota/
    Updated. Was getting a bit worried that Juncos would only show at Indy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddockMoose View Post
    Updated. Was getting a bit worried that Juncos would only show at Indy.
    Going off of Moose's list I compiled a quick guess of the car counts by round for this season.

    2019 Indycar Potential Car count by round:

    St. Pete - 25
    COTA – 24 (25 if Carlin car (#23) competes)
    Barber – 23 (24 if Carlin car (#23) competes)
    Long Beach – 22 (23 if Carlin car (#23) competes)
    Indy GP – 23 (24 if Carlin if Carlin car (#23) competes)
    Indy 500 - 33
    Detroit 1 – 21 (22 if Carlin car (#23) competes)
    Detroit 2 - 21 (22 if Carlin car (#23) competes)
    TMS - 22
    RA – 23 (24 if Carlin car (#23) competes)
    Toronto - 21 (22 if Carlin car (#23) competes)
    Iowa – 22 (23 if Carlin car (#23) competes)
    Mid-Ohio – 24 (25 if Carlin car (#23) competes)
    Pocono - 22
    St. Louis – 21 (22 if Carlin car (#23) competes)
    Portland – 22 (23 Carlin car (#23) competes)
    Laguna Seca – 23

    It's possible I may be off, but I think this gives us a good idea of the grid size by round.

    Excluding Indy that's an average of around 23 cars per race. Of course I wish there were more but at this point, I'll take it; and be hopeful the grid expands more in future years.

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    The 23 car will run the whole season. They won't be giving up the leader's circle money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CP View Post
    The 23 car will run the whole season. They won't be giving up the leader's circle money.
    Carlin has sir bump a lot and far too many drivers in the hopper to give up that money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Paff View Post
    21 full time cars..
    It's been a LOONG time since we've seen much more than that regularly.. cars and engines cost too much and are too limited.

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    Cars and engines aren't limited. The 25 cars and engines running St. Pete are all available to run Long Beach. Any that don't race will be gathering dust... It's only about the $$

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    As typical with Indycar, all the hype is just that hype. The full time number always lands within 1-2 of the leadership circle number. If we want car counts to rise we have to add leader circle spots. There doesn’t seem to be a desire from Indycar to improve car counts. It’s priority level is way below other issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel Red5 View Post
    It's been a LOONG time since we've seen much more than that regularly.. cars and engines cost too much and are too limited.
    Chassis and engines are only about 50%-60% of a season long budget.
    Limited? Anyone with the $$ can buy a car, and we've already seen that engines are available for 33+ entries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy499 View Post
    As typical with Indycar, all the hype is just that hype. The full time number always lands within 1-2 of the leadership circle number. If we want car counts to rise we have to add leader circle spots. There doesn’t seem to be a desire from Indycar to improve car counts. It’s priority level is way below other issues.
    How much of that hype is Indycar driven and how much of it is fans speculating consistently for months until it becomes true?

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    All fans and teams, I don’t see Indycar hyping car counts...outside of maybe the 500

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikemat5150 View Post
    How much of that hype is Indycar driven and how much of it is fans speculating consistently for months until it becomes true?
    I don't see all this Indycar momentum that is claimed on here every single year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Paff View Post
    I don't see all this Indycar momentum that is claimed on here every single year
    I think it depends what you're ultimately focused on. There are some major positives like DragonSpeed, MSR increasing their number of races, and Arrow buying into Schmidt. There are also some negatives with HSR being a major one right now.

    People often claim the best case scenario as happening only to be disappointed when the most realistic scenario occurs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikemat5150 View Post
    I think it depends what you're ultimately focused on. There are some major positives like DragonSpeed, MSR increasing their number of races, and Arrow buying into Schmidt. There are also some negatives with HSR being a major one right now.

    People often claim the best case scenario as happening only to be disappointed when the most realistic scenario occurs.
    Dragonspeed, MSR, Arrow are good stories.. 100% agree

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    I wish Penske would run Helio in as many races as he wants, and the IMSA schedule allows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happyscrappy-t View Post
    I wish Penske would run Helio in as many races as he wants, and the IMSA schedule allows.
    To what end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzlor View Post
    To what end?
    Helio has proven he cannot win with Penske equipment over and over again in recent years, why continue to run him in Indycar?

    1 win in his final 62 Indycar races in Penske cars.. Why does he deserve another chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Paff View Post
    Helio has proven he cannot win with Penske equipment over and over again in recent years, why continue to run him in Indycar?

    1 win in his final 62 Indycar races in Penske cars.. Why does he deserve another chance?
    Agreed. Helio was a star, but he's past his prime. Running him on a part time basis doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikemat5150 View Post
    I think it depends what you're ultimately focused on. There are some major positives like DragonSpeed, MSR increasing their number of races, and Arrow buying into Schmidt. There are also some negatives with HSR being a major one right now.

    People often claim the best case scenario as happening only to be disappointed when the most realistic scenario occurs.
    Even the strongest bull market has down days.

    IndyCar may be trending slightly in the right direction, but that doesn't mean there won't be bad stories and letdowns.

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    Also Pagenaud better get into victory lane this year.. If not I doubt he will return to Penske

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    Helio in the last few years was very competitive.. just got bit with the Ryan Hunter Ray luck

    12+ podiums in that 62 race stretch

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddockMoose View Post
    ...just got bit with the Ryan Hunter Ray luck
    Hunter-Reay luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzlor View Post
    To what end?
    He's still fast, wants to, and has fans that want him to. What else do I need to have a wish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyscrappy-t View Post
    He's still fast, wants to, and has fans that want him to. What else do I need to have a wish?
    For Penske, winning races matters.

    Another team might be another story. I wouldn't mind seeing Helio back. He's a fan favorite and brings energy wherever he goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Paff View Post
    I don't see all this Indycar momentum that is claimed on here every single year
    The only way you would see momentum in Indycar is it reverted back to an all oval series and all foreigners kicked (especially Dixie) out.
    I'd rather have 10% of the world interested in the ICS than 50% of US that NASCAR currently has

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