Episode 232 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Doug returns this week to join the Mikes in discussing the qualifying weekend for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. We also preview this weekend’s Road to Indy races on Carb Day and the Night Before the 500. Shaw recaps the news from the GCR, WRC, and Rally America, and we wrap up the show with a preview of the Monaco GP and which Mercedes we think will win.

OpenPaddock.net Podcast, Episode 232 – Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

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  • Hinch cleared to drive for Indy after GP concussion
  • 500 quals Day 1
  • 500 quals Day 2 – Ed got the pole and max points
  • 500 starting lineup
  • Monday practice! Honda has a fuel leak, Newgarden quickest, JPM second
  • Kurt Busch gets some wall time
  • Speaking of Kurt…. 36
  • Indy 500 media blitz
  • Wacky trucks for carb day
  • Mark Cuban will be starter for 500

Road to Indy

  • Road to Indy WELL Represented in 500
  • Indy GP Recap
  • Championship Standings
  • Freedom 100 Preview
  • Night Before the 500 Preview


  • Ken Block did donuts with another famous flat brimmer
  • Spoiler Alert – GRC Barbados goes to Scott Speed
  • WRC – Mikkelsen out with the new, in with the old…er
  • WRC – Jost Capito talks details of proposed changes with Colin Clark
    • Jost wants to keep spirit of rally
    • Issue with public having instant information in today’s world
    • Condense to 2 longer days including night stages
    • Shootout details revealed
  • Next up – Rally America STPR – May 30-31
  • Next up – WRC Rally Italia Sardegna – June 5-8

Formula 1

  • Magny Cours is supposedly back for 2015… along with NJGP and Azerbaijahn… so not very likely
  • TWIB – This Week in Bernie
  • The grandest grand prix of all grands prix

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One Thought to “Episode 232 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

  1. Doug mentioned a video of James Hinchcliffe doing a Derek Daly impression. Here is that video:

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