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    Quote Originally Posted by SactoIndyFan View Post
    Exactly. If they are start going to have 40 entries again, it’s time to go back to 2 week qualifying. Move the GP to the first Sunday in May where it doesn’t conflict with the Derby.
    Conflicts with IMSA at Mid-Ohio though. There are a few drivers/teams that will be involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzlor View Post
    Two weekends is too much. In reality the previous format where Top 9 was Set and they ran on Saturday would be better than what we have now. They changed it up because the bumping was never happening due to low car count. Now they should change it back.
    Agreed, I don't think two weekends of qualifying is necessary but they should really bring back the pole day on Saturday, bubble day on Sunday format if they have 40 entries

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    Yeah if we have 36+, which we definitely should, then the format needs to at least go back to like 2011. I say Saturday 11-6 everyone qualifies with 3 attempts max. At end of the day cars 1-9 are fast 9, and cars 10-24 are locked into the field & in their starting positions. On Sunday from 11-12 do fast 9 shootout, then from 1-6 have cars 25-36+ qualify for final 9 spots, with each getting 3 attempts max. That way Sunday has all the drama with pole & bumping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senorsoupe View Post
    Agreed, I don't think two weekends of qualifying is necessary but they should really bring back the pole day on Saturday, bubble day on Sunday format if they have 40 entries
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin99 View Post
    This ^^^
    Agreed. This would be best way to do it.
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    Simple qualifying format.

    Saturday, Open qualifying and set the fast 9.

    Sunday:Finish Noon to 4pm is your bump time.
    430pm to 6pm- Fast 9.


    You want a good crowd, Sunday pulls in more people than Saturday. Its been proven the last 2 years. Just don't waste time requalifying the field. Use that time for the bumping and open practice. Plus it gives NBC a lot of drama to televise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SactoIndyFan View Post
    Exactly. If they are start going to have 40 entries again, it’s time to go back to 2 week qualifying. Move the GP to the first Sunday in May where it doesn’t conflict with the Derby.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 767 View Post
    Simple qualifying format.

    Saturday, Open qualifying and set the fast 9.

    Sunday:Finish Noon to 4pm is your bump time.
    430pm to 6pm- Fast 9.

    You want a good crowd, Sunday pulls in more people than Saturday. Its been proven the last 2 years. Just don't waste time re-qualifying the field. Use that time for the bumping and open practice. Plus it gives NBC a lot of drama to televise.
    Certainly makes the most sense if you ask me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by senorsoupe View Post
    Agreed, I don't think two weekends of qualifying is necessary but they should really bring back the pole day on Saturday, bubble day on Sunday format if they have 40 entries
    Agree

    Saturday sets the pole

    When the field is full bumping starts

    First day qualifiers start in front of second day qualifiers

    And if it’s TV that’s demanding the Sunday pole day thing hell with it stream it Instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by 767 View Post


    You want a good crowd, Sunday pulls in more people than Saturday.
    On tv, yes.

    At the track, no.

    Saturday allows people more flexibility since one may have to get home early on Sunday to get ready for work the following day.



    I would prefer the following format which is not dissimilar to the 2011-ish format:

    Saturday: From 10am to 4pm, everyone (that wants to) makes at least one qualifying run. Top 9 move on to the Fast 9 from 4:30pm to 6pm. Positions 10 through 33 are set based on any runs that happened earlier in the day. Positions 1 through 9 are determined based on Fast 9 times.

    Sunday: Bump day. Anyone who hasn't qualified may not do so and try and bump their way in the field. Anyone wishing to improve on their position may withdraw their spot and go again knowing that if they go slower than 33rd, they are now out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3Paige14 View Post
    What an impressive list so far! Can't wait!



    Conflicts with IMSA at Mid-Ohio though. There are a few drivers/teams that will be involved.
    In the grand scheme of things, one or two drivers missing the GP because of IMSA isn’t anywhere on the same national scale as going up against the Derby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by senorsoupe View Post
    Agreed, I don't think two weekends of qualifying is necessary but they should really bring back the pole day on Saturday, bubble day on Sunday format if they have 40 entries
    I agree. I've never liked the idea of making the top qualifiers qualify twice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 767 View Post
    Simple qualifying format.

    Saturday, Open qualifying and set the fast 9.

    Sunday:Finish Noon to 4pm is your bump time.
    430pm to 6pm- Fast 9.
    This is an excellent idea.

    I'll be happy with any format as long as they move bumping to Sunday & give the teams 2 days to make the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3Paige14 View Post
    This is an excellent idea.

    I'll be happy with any format as long as they move bumping to Sunday & give the teams 2 days to make the field.
    With two days of qualifying, Hinch would have made the field - and quite possibly Pippa would have, too (reportedly they found the problem with the car that night.) Neither of them had been consistently the slowest during practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 767 View Post
    Simple qualifying format.

    Saturday, Open qualifying and set the fast 9.

    Sunday:Finish Noon to 4pm is your bump time.
    430pm to 6pm- Fast 9.

    Yeah, I'm on board with this. Great as it was back in the old days of two weekends, I think building up to end with the pole shootout is probably the most compelling TV product they could offer at this time. Give teams two days to qualify so there's a chance to fix things, and then Sunday you have drama with the bumping/sad people who miss the show, but then you get to end with high speeds and the excitement of winning the pole. That sounds like a pretty good afternoon of TV if you ask me.

    If the weather is bad Saturday or Sunday, move the Fast 9 shootout to the end of whatever good day there will be and do Bump Day Monday or whenever. And if only 33 cars show up, just let whoever drinks the most beers at the Foreigner show start up front.

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    Is it official/confirmed that Penske is running a 4th entry for Helio? I don't remember seeing that confirmed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyRob View Post
    Is it official/confirmed that Penske is running a 4th entry for Helio? I don't remember seeing that confirmed.
    https://www.autosport.com/indycar/ne...n-at-indy-2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyRob View Post
    Is it official/confirmed that Penske is running a 4th entry for Helio? I don't remember seeing that confirmed.
    Yes, but it's been so long that the announcement is long lost.

    Right now we are actually at 30 confirmed press released entries. And that is if you count Kimball. Who announced he was Part Time but didn't say he was doing the 500 or not. But I can't imagine he won't be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyRob View Post
    Is it official/confirmed that Penske is running a 4th entry for Helio? I don't remember seeing that confirmed.
    deleted, posts above mine already address this.
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    ah yes. all good indicators from right after last years race. I guess we'll wait for their 2019 car unveiling for the definitive answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyRob View Post
    ah yes. all good indicators from right after last years race. I guess we'll wait for their 2019 car unveiling for the definitive answer.
    Jenna Fryer tweeted Helio and Josef Newgarden will be sponsored by Pennzoil. I wonder if we'll get 2 Yellow Submarines.

    IMS has the qualifying weekend schedule on their website. Sunday listed as 2:45pm-4:45pm positions 10-33 then the Fast 9. The 10-33 re-qualifying is probably the most boring event at IMS. That definitely needs tweaked or gotten rid of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyRob View Post
    ah yes. all good indicators from right after last years race. I guess we'll wait for their 2019 car unveiling for the definitive answer.
    https://www.motorsport.com/indycar/n...330936/?nrt=86

    It's a Shell sponsored car too.

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    Miller says McLaren will likely be a 1-car effort.

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    If Ricardo is trying to run 2 cars full time, I would expect two at IMS for Juncos.

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    Hearing former driver and owner Eric Bachelart is interested in running Oriol Servia in this years #Indy500 .. is seeking technically alliances with another team. More to come.
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    Hearing former driver and owner Eric Bachelart is interested in running Oriol Servia in this years #Indy500 .. is seeking technically alliances with another team. More to come.
    4:42 PM - 8 Feb 2019

    https://twitter.com/TonyD1070/status/1093988488243040256
    Seeing Conquest Racing return to the series would make me very happy, even if only for the Indy 500. Always like Eric and his fighting spirit to keep that team alive. I remember at Richmond I think the year of unification, they figured out the setup and got to the front with both cars for a bit and dictated the pace. Ultimately, I think both crashed (lots of yellow that night) but it was very cool to see that little team up front.

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