Round 7: 2020 Indianapolis 500

Including the Indy 500 and all junior series leading up to IndyCar
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Round 7: 2020 Indianapolis 500

Post by MonteCristo » 2 months ago

Seeing as stuff is moving around, no round number yet...

But let's get started with the 2020 Mindy 500, because, aren't we all Mindy?



Headaches over, let's look at entries.

Current grid: https://racer.com/2020/07/27/still-some ... -indy-500/
Forecasted Entries (31):
A.J. Foyt Racing, Chevy, (3): Tony Kanaan, Dalton Kellett, Charlie Kimball
Andretti Autosport, Honda (6): Marco Andretti, Colton Herta, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi, Zach Veach
Arrow McLaren SP, Chevy (3): Fernando Alonso, Oliver Askew, Pato O’Ward
Carlin Racing, Chevy, (1): Max Chilton
Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda (3): Scott Dixon, Marcus Ericsson, Felix Rosenqvist
Dale Coyne Racing, Honda (2): Santino Ferrucci, Alex Palou
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Chevy, (2): JR Hildebrand, Sage Karam
Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevy, (3): Ed Carpenter, Conor Daly, Rinus VeeKay
Meyer Shank Racing, Honda (1): Jack Harvey
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Honda, (3): Spencer Pigot, Graham Rahal, Takuma Sato
Team Penske, Chevy, (4): Helio Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud, Will Power, Josef Newgarden

Entry Filed or Possible Entry (5):
Carlin Racing, Chevy (1): TBD
Dale Coyne Racing, Honda (1): TBD
DragonSpeed, Chevy (1): TBD
Dreyer & Reinbold, Chevy (1): TBD
Top Gun Racing, TBD, (1): RC Enerson
Others:
Juncos still trying: https://racer.com/2020/07/27/juncos-loo ... 500-entry/
DragonSpeed still trying: https://racer.com/2020/07/27/dragonspee ... ss-repeat/
Byrd OUT for 2020: https://racer.com/2020/07/27/no-byrd-en ... -indy-500/
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Post by John » 2 months ago

IS IT AUGUST YET?

YES IT IS
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Post by MonteCristo » 2 months ago

John wrote:
2 months ago
IS IT AUGUST YET?

YES IT IS
Excuse me, that's "the haloed month of August".
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Post by John » 2 months ago

MonteCristo wrote:
2 months ago
John wrote:
2 months ago
IS IT AUGUST YET?

YES IT IS
Excuse me, that's "the haloed month of August".
In two weeks time, we'll all be saying "33 is just a number".
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Post by MonteCristo » 2 months ago

John wrote:
2 months ago
MonteCristo wrote:
2 months ago
John wrote:
2 months ago
IS IT AUGUST YET?

YES IT IS
Excuse me, that's "the haloed month of August".
In two weeks time, we'll all be saying "33 is just a number".
And drinking orange juice?
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Post by Cheeveer » 1 month ago

No spectators it is.

Sensible.

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He said the financial ramifications of not hosting spectators — which even at 25% capacity, the mammoth facility could have held about 80,000 people — played no part in his decision. Rather, the continued increase of COVID-19 cases in Marion County made shutting out spectators the responsible decision.
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Post by John » 1 month ago

Sensible. Now if only they had taken this virus seriously when they got the word of it way back when.

You would think though that a venue that seats 400,000 would lend itself quite well to social distancing, but the PR loss would be too big to cope with if it would turn ugly.
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Post by DoubleFart » 1 month ago

At least it'll be safer if the inevitable car into the grandstands happens this year.
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Post by acerogers58 » 1 month ago

Watch out! Here come the great Rick Ware Racing!

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Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

Boogity. Good news at least.
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Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

In other news, the race purse has been halved.

In related news, Roger is simply paying himself less.
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Post by John » 1 month ago

No OOORRRIIIIOOOOOLLLLL at this years 500.

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Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

DragonSpeed confirmed with Ben Hanley.

https://racer.com/2020/08/08/dragonspee ... 500-entry/
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