So we are just days away from Pole Day at IMS. I myself will be driving out to finally experience Pole Day in person. I will be doing everything from; obsessively searching the venue for every possible Tim Richmond related item, to seeing how Indy fans party compared to Pocono fans, and all while working on new exclusive material for INDYCAR Nation and Open Paddock.
The next week will have a great increase in exclusive coverage here at Open Paddock, so keep checking in often.
Are you crying?!?! There’s no crying!!! There’s no crying in INDCAR!!!
I am becoming increasing tired that about every three weeks is another ‘drivers against double file restart’ stories. Perhaps what annoys me most, is hearing one driver who has benefitted the most from them complain. (I’m looking right at you T.K.!)
There is so much baloney here, Subway would charge you $6.50 extra for all the added processed meat! The story and movement to me seems to often be heavily stoked by one national writer. I’m not sure if it is just an effort to sell papers, (sorry fans and teams but the INDYCAR Series ain’t increasing any newspaper’s sagging numbers). Perhaps it’s just a very easy way to manipulate things for good sound bytes. Some drivers in the series are just not all as quotable as Helio, and well he has not been involved in any post race “podium” conferences yet. They need something to quote, why not manufacture a topic?
It is high time to deal with the reality, as much as owners may not want new Aero-Kits in 2012, or double file re-starts in 2011, the people who pay the biggest bills (the fans) do. So no matter how hard one person asks post race “the rule fans ‘allegedly’ want”, the “alleged” are more important than the complainers, and sandwich artists.
Nothing get’s me more than extremely wealthy people like Roger (I am the 1% of Americans in the wealthiest income level) Penske, gripe about the cost of $75,000 (allegedly) per kit. Hey dude, drop one of your INDYCAR and NASCAR Cup teams, that money will appear out of nowhere. (Or isn’t that basically what the ungodly amount of successful, profitable ventures already does for you?)
I mean, I stopped fielding my own race car due to costs, had I even owned a crummy auto-parts store in the woods, I would have kept on. Is Roger trying to say he is a pauper now? OFCOURSE NOT!!! Roger just wants to make sure he is the one with the best leverage and power for years to come.
I don’t get teams like HVM opposing a chance to compete and top the Penske and Ganassi entries. I really don’t get KV, seriously why would Lotus not want an identity with their own factory backed liveries. Heck, why would Lotus not want a possible edge to overcome their possible engine shortcomings early?
This whole crying routine needs to end, and end now! If you want to look better than NASCAR, don’t fall into the trap they did during the 1990’s letting the inmates run the prison. Look how well that is turing out. Randy Bernard, you sir are the man in charge, feel free to go all Foyt on those who wish to complain.
Well so far we have had just a limited amount of practice. While it may be bad for rookies, I think veterans know these cars here already. I mean, this design is rather Jurassic in age now. The usually suspects (formerly just called “red cars”) will all be the teams to beat for pole.
After all folks, it’s just practice, ask Allen Iverson about “practice”. Heck even Charlie Sheen can tell us, it’s just practice also. So no need to break down the few times cars have been on track this week, it is only practice. Saturday is when it all finally means something more than practice. (Pending dry weather).
You could be the next video star:
Well something like that, Open Paddock once again looks to cover you the fans and members of INDYCAR Nation this weekend. I am looking for long time, and colorful fans to interview. If you’re lucky perhaps you too will be a star.
Let me know what are some traditions you always do for Pole & Bump days. Is there a certain drink you and your friends all have just for the event? Is there a special dance passed down by your parents, that you will pass down to your children for Bump Day? Do you wear the same unwashed boxers every year? Listen the more interesting, the more likely I want to interview you.
I will be roaming the stands Pole Day, just kicking it like any normal fan. Would love to sit in and enjoy some time with the fans, and share the experience with INDYCAR Nation members. Send me an E-Mail: Spike@OpenPaddock.net , or even hit me up on that Tweeter thing-a-mig-jig. ( @SpikeRogan ) I am looking for fans from all over the world, all different ages, and all different viewpoints. Most importantly, looking for fans to have fun with like any other INDYCAR event.