Episode 245 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOP #245 for Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 “Simplify and add lightness” UMMMMM – Unintelligible ‘Malgamation of Mixed Motorsports Media F1 – Max Vertappen fast tracks into F1 with karting and 1 yr GP3 experience NASCAR – Tony Stewart sits out Michigan, probably more races too IndyCar Milwaukee Qualifying (Power stomped it) Championship contenders: Power P1, JPM P3, HCN P8, Pagenaud P16, RHR P19 Race Review RHR out early w/ suspension damage again. Power walked the dog Will Power gets max points,…

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INDYCAR – Toronto Street Fight

This weekend marked the first of two Canadian rounds on the championship as the IZOD IndyCar Series traveled to the streets of Toronto. The circuit has always been known for passionate fans and chaotic races that usually end with a decent attrition rate. Well this weekend went over the top as all hell broke loose Sunday afternoon. Not only did Dario further his title lead, but a lot of drivers let their feelings hang out more than usual and that has fans buzzing. While I would love to do a…

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Episode 90 – Openpaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSJoin the boys this week as they rehash all of the excitement of qualifications. They also debate the 20,000 pound elephant in the room and interestingly enough…there is a disagreement. Sorry for those looking for all of the motorsports we usually cover but the 500 takes the cake this week as tornadoes in the area forced the show to break and restart after track drying. Sit back as always and enjoy the show!

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INDYCAR – Hunter-Reay to Replace Bruno

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Business is business right? Who says that qualifications for the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 have to end on bump day? Well if you are in the Andretti Autosport camp who had two drivers fail to make the field, then qualifications do not stop until all of your cars are in the show. If your cars cannot do it on speed, then you bring out the biggest weapon of all….the wallet. It was announced today that Ryan Hunter-Reay who was bumped at the last possible moment by Andretti Autosport…

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Episode 68 – Openpaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSJoin Mike and I as we talk about all the American open wheel drivers coming out of the freakin wood work! First JR to Panther and we then discuss tomorrow’s Chip Ganassi announcement that should see Graham Rahal and hopefully Charlie Kimball announced to a satellite team. Shaun commits numerous 151c violations by forgetting his lines and barely survives an attack by Champ Car fans on the OP headquarters. There is some rally, F1, and Le Mans thrown in there too…

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IndyCar – Good News for Ryan Hunter-Reay

There’s been a lot of negative press for the league since the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, most of it centering around Andretti Autosport and their sponsors. We already know that 7-Eleven will step down as a primary sponsor of the #11 in favour of being an associate sponsor on the #7 car. We also already knew (even if it wasn’t officially announced) that the IZOD sponsorship for the #37 car was going to end. Around the twittersphere and various forums, there’s been much hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth, and…

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IndyCar – Serious Silliness Afoot

I wish there was a better way to put it, but TK getting screwed over and losing 7-11 sponsorship has thrown a serious wrench into the wheel in regards to the silly season. Mainly because Michael Andretti has told TK he can now shop around for another ride if he likes. News had broken that 7-11 was leaving the primary role on the 11 car and continuing to be associate sponsor on the #7 machine piloted by every body’s favorite swimsuit model/racer. So lets take a look at some POSSIBLE…

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IndyCar – RHR Extends for Iowa

While Ryan Hunter Reay’s future still remains unclear for the long term, the American has secured enough sponsorship to run at least this weekend in Iowa. The U.S. Ethanol industry has made it possible for Hunter Reay to compete in this weekends race. If you remember back when Ryan was with Rahal Letterman Racing in ’07 and ’08, he also had the ethanol sponsorship. While he is in this weekend, their are still questions for the rest of the rounds. Hunter Reay is currently sixth in the championship and is…

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Episode 35 – Open Paddock Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week Mike and I jump into the results from Turkey, China, and Long Beach as well as offer our opinion on Formula 1 stewards, the lack of tactics in Turkey as well as the awesomeness that is Ryan Hunter-Reay. We also discuss offer some conspiracy theories on Tony George and Bernie Ecclestone paling around China with…wait for it…investors??? As always, sit back with your favorite beverage and enjoy…and in the words of Lewis Hamilton…this was the best episode ever!

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IndyCar – Mutoh to Stay, NHL to Field Three Cars

In one brief sentence, Curt Cavin just made my off-season! Ok, to be honest, the confirmation of the title sponsorship deal between IZOD and the IndyCar Series really made my off-season. This recent tidbit is just yummy gravy for me. It had been rumored, and still is, that Ryan Hunter-Reay, who has a personal services agreement with the new title sponsor IZOD, is close to a deal to drive for Andretti Green Racing. Its obvious that TK, Danica, and Marco aren’t going anywhere, which leaves my man Hideki Mutoh on…

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