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Post by jimclark » 1 month ago

Latest post of the previous page:

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Plenty of smoke at the moment, so there has to be a fire somewhere.
Smoke? What smoke??? I just see two sticks rubbed together, with little vigor. At least, 35 years ago, they produced a real "threat", the 671.

Where's the red Dallara? like I said, engine supplier? I'd buy. Team entry with spec car? Uh-uhh.
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Post by John » 1 month ago

Ah schucks, wrong thread. @MonteCristo - move this to the news thread will you?
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Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

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Ah schucks, wrong thread. @MonteCristo - move this to the news thread will you?
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Post by PTRACER » 1 month ago

So, when is the next round?
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next weekend at Indianapolis road course
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I rate it 3.6. Not great, not terrible.
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dullest paint scheme ever
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dullest paint scheme ever
You're just going to let Zach Veach get a free pass here? Nah, I can't accept that.
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Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

Johnson to test Ganassi IndyCar on IMS road course

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JJ48 to do his third attempt at testing an Indycar next week. This time with CGR.
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dullest paint scheme ever
I wouldn't go that far, but it sure ain't the most exciting. :down:
More important then "looks" from sponsors' POV, it will serve it's purpose well, being very "visible" and "memorable", which is what advertising is about. That's why they're there, exposure.

Examples: Some TV ads are entertaining, but so much so, one doesn't even remember who/what it was for, distracted by the fun.....oooopppsss.
Others terrible, but one never forgets who/what it was for.....'just the result desired.

Like the Reese's "Not sorry" ads. Most people I know find it annoying, but they remember who and what it is. 'Planted in the subconscious, the goal....

Their words....
"We know it’s really easy to make people want a Reese’s… you can basically show someone a cup and boom, they’ll crave a peanut butter cup (this is fact). So we launched with a new tagline and mantra: “Not Sorry.” An self-aware, acknowledgement that we’re not sorry that we’re about to make you want a Reese’s. We’re not sorry we know exactly what we’re doing. We’re not sorry we’re better than any other candy… We doubled down on this new attitude, partnering with Will Arnett as our voice of the brand. An unapologetic, persuasive, devil-on-your-shoulder not-so-subtly pushing you to stop doing whatever you’re doing and go get a Reese’s."
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Post by John » 1 week ago

Gateway and Mid-Ohio will probably become double headers as Portland and Laguna Seca are scrapped. Announcement expected next week.
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Post by MonteCristo » 6 days ago

John wrote:
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https://racer.com/2020/07/21/johnson-to ... next-week/

JJ48 to do his third attempt at testing an Indycar next week. This time with CGR.
It finally happened, and he wants to do more: https://racer.com/2020/07/28/sign-me-up ... dycar-run/

But how good was he really? Who the hell knows.

Would be cool if he did some races next year though... in an extra car :P.
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Post by jimclark » 5 days ago

'Haven't reviewed JJ's history except ASA and NASCAR list of races. Only perused (bold type) wins and none were road courses....did I miss any? Has he any open wheel racing experience at all? Just leads me to wonder what all the hubbub's about. :dunno:
I respect him for his career in NASCAR; hope he gets a win to go out with. I just don't see his oval success in stockers 'relating to road courses in an Indy car.....:-?

Oh, and a little old for this kinda' new challenge, no? :huh:
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Post by John » 5 days ago

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Oh, and a little old for this kinda' new challenge, no? :huh:
Yeah, but I mean, it's Jimmie Johnson.

JJ in Indycars, even for a part time schedule = draws attention. Attention = Prime time TV, fans in the stands (presuming they'll be allowed in...). Jimmie wants to do it, the series has nothing to lose from it, in fact everyone stands to gain from JJ doing a few races. So it's a no-brainer.
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