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    I'm lovin it!

    (With apologies to McDonald's) Not to blow sunshine up anyone's skirt, but after three races there are plenty of things I'm loving about 2012.

    - I love all the engine drama. Each manufacturer has its strengths and weaknesses and as the season goes they'll all get better. From ECU bugs and turbo protests to the questionable status of Lotus and teams switching, it is all good as far as I'm concerned.

    - Though I'll probably like the look better next year with body kits, I love the new car. It is tough and it seems to race pretty good. I can't wait to see it on an oval.

    - I love the racing. The races so far have been much better than what we've seen the past few years. The new Race Control regime seems to have its act together and they're using common sense on things like keeping the pit road open, local yellows, penalties, etc.

    Is everything perfect? No, but I think there is plenty of good to talk about right now. Bring on Brazil!
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    To roll on Sweaty(feel dirty writing that name lol)

    1.) Break out drivers Like Josef N and Simon.

    2.) PArtial break down of a top team.

    3.) Rubens and soon probably Alesi.

    4.) Seasbass showing what Seabass does. Drive his ass off.

    All good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supertuner View Post
    To roll on Sweaty(feel dirty writing that name lol)

    1.) Break out drivers Like Josef N and Simon.

    2.) PArtial break down of a top team.

    3.) Rubens and soon probably Alesi.

    4.) Seasbass showing what Seabass does. Drive his ass off.

    All good stuff.
    Careful, there is also a guy on here called "Sweaty". I don't want to feel cheated.

    Good points. Another one I'd like to add (although I was trying to avoid this because it always seems to stir up the hornet's nest) is that I don't see all that many people missing Distract-A-Mania. If anything, Hinch has been a net positive because he has a better personality and is a better driver than who he replaced.

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    right there with you

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    I agree but I do think the speeds need to be addressed and the body kits can't come soon enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supertuner View Post
    To roll on Sweaty(feel dirty writing that name lol)

    1.) Break out drivers Like Josef N and Simon.

    2.) PArtial break down of a top team.

    3.) Rubens and soon probably Alesi.

    4.) Seasbass showing what Seabass does. Drive his ass off.

    All good stuff.

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    Even just looking at the racing so far, it's been tremendous.
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    That's funny. Figures I'd screw that up. So no ones feelings are hurt, I feel dirty writing either one.

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    I love that Dario is actually struggling...but that's just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grinder-Tank View Post
    I agree but I do think the speeds need to be addressed and the body kits can't come soon enough.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/23847208@N04/6962386206/
    I'm not as concerned Grinder. Indy is a tricky place. It's real easy to get hurt (drivers and equipment). Once a 2 million dollar pay day, 500 rings and your face immortilized for ever on the B-W (and of course the adulation of beautiful women) is on the line, you'll see more speed than what we've seen so far. A friend of a friend who has a gf with a cousin close to a team told me that 220 was touched by one car at the last test and has gone un reported.

    And I do agree the body kits are going to be another nice twist.

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    A lot of people here seem to be pushing the panic button but I think we finally have an interesting series to follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supertuner View Post
    . A friend of a friend who has a gf with a cousin close to a team told me that 220 was touched by one car at the last test and has gone un reported.
    ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. ................be still my heart....................
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    Quote Originally Posted by dog-ring View Post
    ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. ................be still my heart....................
    And they probably were not cheating or had a felon of a crew chief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dog-ring View Post
    ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. ................be still my heart....................

    Go on the record Dog. How fast should they be? Lets say they qual pole this year at 224. last year was 228. 4 mph thats a huge deal? And considering they will have about 100 less hp this year, isn't that an accomplishment for the first year of a new platform?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2 View Post
    And they probably were not cheating or had a felon of a crew chief.
    Have to admit I'm on the outside of that joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supertuner View Post
    Have to admit I'm on the outside of that joke.
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    Sorry to be party to de railing such a positive thread.

    Back on topic.

    I'm loving the new found enthusiasm of internet forum "fans".

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2 View Post
    Menard, Curry
    I was thinking curry but was clueless on menards. Thanks.

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    The look of the car this year reminds me of the first year or two of the Car of Tomorrow in NASCAR. Before they tweaked the nose and got rid of the rear wing, the CoT was the epitomy of spec racing at its ugliest. The changes they made helped a bit and when the manufacturers start making their own bodies again next year I think they will be in much better shape. I think the same thing will be true for IndyCar.

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    This year has been good. I'm looking forward to seeing the cars on the ovals.

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    Hey, you aren't allowed to say positive things about Indycar here !



    But I agree with everything you said Ted.

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    Dear "INDYCAR":

    Please keep doing what you're doing. Sure, there'll be more bumps along the way (*coughLotuscough*), but it'll all be worth it in the end. I think. Maybe. Well, at least it will for me.

    Now get us a few more ovals in 2013, maybe another manufacturer if the new Lotus overlords tighten the purse strings, and we'll really be in business.

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    I was very happy just to have new cars, turbos, and engine competition. Then they finally re-decorated race control. And then they changed the rulebook. And THEN RUBENS came along. For the first time in along time, i don't feel like we are in a nose dive trying to put out an engine fire. Now I feel we are at least leveled out putting on 1 engine over friendly waters. Low and slow, but we are alive, and the racing is great. Thanks NBC. ABC best wake up and smell their carbon monoxide come Indy. I hope they have Bernard and Barnhardt up their arses the entire broadcast. Thanks Marshall Pruett for making a spectacle of ABC.
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