"The IRL's future should be good, but it can't be the grass-roots series Tony George envisioned. That was a wet dream." - Bobby Unser
Why does every discussion on TF have to go straight to hyperbole?
Geez, all I was saying is that Carpenter did a pretty good job.
Was Sato driving his own car, a start up team in it's first year? He was driving for an owner who's won the 500 already.
43 -- Joe Gosek -- ALTA Team Scandia -- Lola/Ford
I am guessing you should expect more passing in the first half of the race than the last 10 street circuit/road course events.
You should expect to get up on the edge of your seat a dozen times or more.
You should expect to say "I wish we had more high speed ovals in this series" when the race is over.
At least that is what I am expecting!
Carpenter is on par with Danica when it comes to Oval racing. Often fast, rarely winning or top five. Still, very competent. That said, he's the main guy that wants the pack racing of years gone by returned. Meanwhile, most everyone else has moved on
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