Well, burnouts and all, licking the bricks, throwing Gatoraide on people...it's not disrespectful or hateful or mentally ill or anything. It's just stupid.
"Is that my *** that I smell burning?" ... Helmet Stogie from "Death spasms of the Mabuchi"
I suspect those who are unhappy weren't very happy the stockers were in town even before the burnout.
This just served to give them a little focus.
Over the years, individual bricks have cracked and otherwise been disheveled from time to time, and have been replaced singly on an as-needed basis...again, from the stockpile of bricks that were unearthed years ago.
Anybody know if there's anything under the bricks besides dirt? I wondered if there was wood down there to keep the bricks uniform when they were first laid.
Or is it just the world's biggest set of pavers? (btw, if you've never watched an expert paver crew, it's pretty impressive!)
Faster than a bullet from a gun
He is faster than everyone
Quicker than the blinking of an eye
Like a flash you could miss him going by
No one knows quite how he does it but it's true they say
He's the master of going faster. -George Harrison
Use to be a big pile of them in back of the old maintenance barn,,,
Went there once with Vic Yeardi, to get a bunch from Young Tony,,,
Vic then took them back to Boston in his motor-home...
If the bricks on the start finish line are some of the original "Bricks",,,
then they are like the "Sand" at Normandy...
Jimmy doing the NASCAR,,, "Shake & Bake",,, so be it,,, but not on the
Bricks,,, "Bad Boy",,,
Yes,,, Yes,,, Tony,,,
Your Grandfather was a friend of Roger Penske,,,
Your Grandfather did business with Roger Penske,,, but
Your Grandfather never trusted Roger Penske,,,
Indy is nothing like Normandy any comparison between the two is stupid. Johnson just did what NASCAR drivers do It's not like he pooped on the bricks although the meltdown after it would be epic.
Nolan Ryan was once bitten by a coyote
"You Just Don't Know What Indy Means",,,
Al Unser, Jr.,,, May 24, 1992.
But You Are Correct,,,,
Different Spot,,, Different Reason,,, Different Times,,,
Should Not Be Compared,,,,,
But Still,,, Hallowed Ground,,, For Some of Us,,,
This Has Made The Speedway Natives,,, Down Right Crazy,,,
"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
How to we a copy of the "Class get some" poster to Mr. Johnson?
Was thinking this evening that if you just gotta do a burn out, after all of these years, and all of those tires, and all of those engines, and all of that smoke, you would think that someone would have come up with an idea for a cool burn out. I mean, how difficult is it to stand on the brake with one foot, mash the accelerator down with the other foot, and burn up a set of tires. Any high school jack a$$ can pretty much master it the very first time.
This time of this year, maybe laying down the Olympic rings would have been kinda nice to see when the smoke cleared.
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I keep waiting for somebody's burnout to leave some kind of signature skid mark or somethng. Always disappointed! Just a bunch of squiggles!
Sadly there are people making minumum wage "expressing" the sacs makin' old Fido itch.
If there is a worse job on the planet, I'd like to hear about it.
Burnouts seem no less disrespectful than climbing the fence.
Or for that matter bringing EJ Viso or Sebastian Saavedra to drive at Indy.
Zanardi was the guy that got burnouts really going in the USA, right?
Even donuts are stupid, but at least when Zanardi did them they were HIS. He was never some wannabe copying someone else.
I always thought Earl Campbell had it right. Just hand the ball to the referee.