That was the last time I bought tickets to a NASCAR race.
A.J. never did a burn out.
I ain't quiet, everybody else is too loud.
The burn-out crap has really gotten old, and all series need to bring it to a close. I've got much more respect for a driver that takes a cool-down lap and acknowledges all the fans.
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Jimmie Johnson's hero growing up was Rick Mears - he wanted to be an IndyCar driver. He respects IMS. "Fans" want to see the burnouts now, it's cool and smoke flies everywhere.
Alex Zanardi made the burnout popular, blame CART and Chip Ganassi for establishing and/or allowing this stupid American tradition. I don't like it either, but in the few races where the winner doesn't do a burnout or backwards lap (Alan Kulwicki made popular and Rusty/Mark/Dale continued in his honor) he is now roundly booed by fans.
Old School drivers like Rick Mears, Harry Gant, etc pulled in Victory Lane, stepped out of the car and got a drink of water and wiped off their face for the interview. Now, in both NASCAR and IICS we have drivers doing back flips, climbing fences (whatever that effeminate jump is that Will Power does) etc. even the old school drivers started that stuff in the late 90's (Earnhardt standing on his roof at Daytona, etc).
Don't hate the player, hate the game.
Every race I run in is in preparation for the Indianapolis 500. Indy is the most important thing in my life. It is what I live for. - Al Unser Jr.
Everything I ever wanted in my life, I found inside the walls of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. - Eddie Sachs.
The first fence climb at Indy after the 500 in 2001 was followed immediately by a fence climb following the Coca-Cola 600 by Jeff Burton and his team.
As an Indianapolis 500 fan first and foremost, I was appalled at the Brickyard winner doing a burnout on top of the famous yard of bricks. It just struck me as being disrespectful to the Grand Cathedral of Speed. So it got me thinking, I only remember 1 Indycar driver to ever do a burnout after winning the GSIR. The late Great Dan Wheldon did one in 05 but was thoughtful enough NOT to do it on the bricks. Does anybody else remember if an Indy winner beside Dan did a burnout and what are your thoughts for or against doing victory burnouts at IMS.
Someone said JJ crew went there and also wrote their name and the car number...
I think he shouldn't have done that...
But this was the best comment about what happened!
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You'de think people would be getting burned out on burnouts by now.
"Is that my *** that I smell burning?" ... Helmet Stogie from "Death spasms of the Mabuchi"
I thought it was in poor taste and disrespectful, especially since it appeared to be preplanned. Poor taste and disrespect seem to be fairly popular these days........so way to go Jimmie!!
I would be concerned about kicking some of those bricks loose with the stupid burnout. Didn't they have to repair some last year?
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Wait until we get to Martinsville. The winner can body slam the grandfather clock and shatter it into a million pieces...you know, because "the fans" like loud noises and wild celebrations.
I think Chad Knaus signed a brick that was a part of the yard of bricks.
"Any time that I can be out at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you're going to see a smile on my face." - Dan Wheldon
"It's crazy how the Indianapolis Motor Speedway can make you so emotional. I went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows in less than 24 hours." - Alex Tagliani
Chicagoland ain't Indy.
It'd be like treating the Normandy beaches like any other seaside tourist trap...just go ahead and toss your cigarette butts and beer cans into the surf, and have a wet T-shirt contest while you're at it.
...a puerile junior-high zit-laden bloviating bozo loser blogger using third-rate scatological pseudo-humor talking loud and saying nothing.
Jackassery is location specific?
"The series may be hesitant to say it, but the day is here for everybody that loves IndyCar racing to link arms and help each other out. Anybody who doesn’t want to do that needs to find something else to do with their time.”
-- Eddie Gossage, President, Texas Motor Speedway, ICONIC Advisory Committee & TrackForum member
I decided to stop eating in protest.
I've also walked away from my kids and wife.
I just cannot go on any longer.
The reality is the numbers are dropping yet you call the deal 'ahead of its time'. The only end result that can be drerived from that is the series will be broke 'ahead of its time'.
If someone "Threw Up" on the track someone could say they barfed on it on purpose... Even though in reality they drank too much...
If someone pissed on the track one could say they pissed on IMS, but in reality they drank too much...
If someone was thrilled to win their 4th Brickyard 400 and fondly recalls Indy 500 winners did a burnout on the start/finish line... And people really have a problem... Then some fan-antics need some therapy if they somehow think Johnson was dissing Indy.
I know, I know, Obama is a Muslim.... Calling John McCain to straighten things out.
“After a month there's a couple of tar balls and a sick bird? I thought this was the worst environmental disaster of all time?.” Wilke