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Re: 2020 NTT IndyCar series - News, gossip, banter and all the other good stuff

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 21:15 pm
by John

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It's not Surfer's Paradise, but it's still thundah down undah.

Re: 2020 NTT IndyCar series - News, gossip, banter and all the other good stuff

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:56 am
by kals
The details of what SPAM are trying to do with Hinch are shady. They have Hinch under contract for 2020 with a decent retainer, but for him to earn that he has to be present at every race and fulfill team duties. If he doesn’t then he will be held in breach of contract. Hinch’s lawyers are trying to sue.

Re: 2020 NTT IndyCar series - News, gossip, banter and all the other good stuff

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 14:12 pm
by kals
Indycar and IMS are now owner by (a subsidiary of) Penske
Autosport.com wrote:A subsidiary of the Penske Corporation has purchased the IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway among other assets from the previous owner, Hulman and Company.

The blockbuster purchase has been made by a Penske division named Penske Entertainment Corp, which means Penske's four-car IndyCar team will compete in a championship that is owned by its parent company.

Penske won both the 2019 Indianapolis 500 with Simon Pagenaud (below) and this year's IndyCar drivers' title with Josef Newgarden.

A short statement issues on Monday read: "The Board of Directors of Hulman and Company are announcing the sale of the company and certain subsidiaries, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NTT IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Productions (IMS Productions), to Penske Entertainment Corp, a subsidiary of Penske Corporation."

Roger Penske, Hulman and Company chairman Tony George and Mark Miles - president and CEO of Hulman and Company - are set to discuss the sale later on Monday.

Penske has branched out in recent years, adding a Supercars venture with DJR in Australia to its long-term NASCAR and IndyCar programmes.

Re: 2020 NTT IndyCar series - News, gossip, banter and all the other good stuff

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 14:16 pm
by Cheeveer
Penske got it figured out

Re: 2020 NTT IndyCar series - News, gossip, banter and all the other good stuff

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 14:42 pm
by John
That's one way of assuring guaranteed spots in the 500 for full timers. I wonder how it pans out.

But if it was needed to stop ISC/Nascar to buy the place, I'm all for it.

Re: 2020 NTT IndyCar series - News, gossip, banter and all the other good stuff

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:57 am
by MonteCristo
Wow.

Oh, and Fuck Tony George.

Re: 2020 NTT IndyCar series - News, gossip, banter and all the other good stuff

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:41 am
by John
MSR and Harvey continues for 2020. Hopefully a FT entry.

Re: 2020 NTT IndyCar series - News, gossip, banter and all the other good stuff

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:46 am
by John
MonteCristo wrote:
11 months ago
Wow.

Oh, and Fuck Tony George.
Did we just win the split?

Re: 2020 NTT IndyCar series - News, gossip, banter and all the other good stuff

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 13:14 pm
by kals
John wrote:
11 months ago
MonteCristo wrote:
11 months ago
Wow.

Oh, and Fuck Tony George.
Did we just win the split?
Yes, in the longest, most protracted, most calculated and most disruptive way. *long slow clap*

Re: 2020 NTT IndyCar series - News, gossip, banter and all the other good stuff

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 16:17 pm
by John
kals wrote:
11 months ago
John wrote:
11 months ago
MonteCristo wrote:
11 months ago
Wow.

Oh, and Fuck Tony George.
Did we just win the split?
Yes, in the longest, most protracted, most calculated and most disruptive way. *long slow clap*
It's a W!

Re: 2020 NTT IndyCar series - News, gossip, banter and all the other good stuff

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 16:26 pm
by kals
John wrote:
11 months ago
It's a W!
A w.....?


Re: 2020 NTT IndyCar series - News, gossip, banter and all the other good stuff

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 16:30 pm
by John
kals wrote:
11 months ago
John wrote:
11 months ago
It's a W!
A w.....?

Next year he'll be coal rolling.

Re: 2020 NTT IndyCar series - News, gossip, banter and all the other good stuff

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 16:33 pm
by kals
:haha: Indeed

Yes to Robin Miller's take - https://racer.com/2019/11/04/miller-the ... -50-years/

It will take a few years for this to really take effect, but it's great news for the future of the series.

Re: 2020 NTT IndyCar series - News, gossip, banter and all the other good stuff

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 16:55 pm
by John
It sure is, like Miller says, imagine if it would have been sold to Nascar, ISC, Disney or Comcast. Yikes.

Roger said in the press conference that we won't see him doing much strategy for the team this year. Sounds god too. I hope he doesn't go forwrd with the 25/8 rule though. That's my main worry.


Edit: Apparently Liberty Media was the other bidder according to Robin Miller. Dodged a big bullet there I think.

Re: 2020 NTT IndyCar series - News, gossip, banter and all the other good stuff

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:45 am
by MonteCristo
Does anyone know anything extra about what Captain Liverspot's son is doing and how he's placed these days?

I ask because Roger isn't going to be around forever. He might be a bit of a dick, but he's a pure racer and has the sport's interests at heart. But he won't be running the joint for long.

Re: 2020 NTT IndyCar series - News, gossip, banter and all the other good stuff

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:52 am
by MonteCristo
Not sure if want.