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Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

Latest post of the previous page:

Not sure if want.
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Post by Vassago » 1 month ago

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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.
Tim Cindric will be the sole owner of Team Penske once Roger is gone. According to rumours he owns 49% of the team already. They will be fine and don't need Penske's sons to take over.
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MonteCristo wrote:
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Not sure if want.
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Post by John » 1 month ago

MonteCristo wrote:
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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.
Marshall Pruett talked about this in his latest podcast, Greg Penske is set to take over the business side if and when Roger has to step aside. Cindic would probably run the racing side of things.
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Post by DaleJuniorFan » 1 month ago

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Edit: Apparently Liberty Media was the other bidder according to Robin Miller. Dodged a big bullet there I think.
And it was Tony George who said no to Liberty, even when the rest of the family wanted him to go through with it.

TG did something right for once.

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Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

Vassago wrote:
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MonteCristo wrote:
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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.
Tim Cindric will be the sole owner of Team Penske once Roger is gone. According to rumours he owns 49% of the team already. They will be fine and don't need Penske's sons to take over.
Less concerned about the team (somebody else always springs up), but more to do with the track and series side of things. If you've got someone who doesn't care about racing - or has no knowledge of it (Liberty...) - that can be a clusterfuck.
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Post by John » 1 month ago

DaleJuniorFan wrote:
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John wrote:
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Edit: Apparently Liberty Media was the other bidder according to Robin Miller. Dodged a big bullet there I think.
And it was Tony George who said no to Liberty, even when the rest of the family wanted him to go through with it.

TG did something right for once.
If that is true then Thank You Tony George, for once you did something good.

The entire sales process only took six weeks, they started at Laguna and wrapped it up now.
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Post by John » 1 month ago

MSR to go full time with Jack Harvey in 2020. As expected, partnering with Andretti.
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Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

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MSR to go full time with Jack Harvey in 2020. As expected, partnering with Andretti.
Lovely news!

Best of luck to them. It's the type of team you want to have around for years to come, and done the right way will hopefully expand to a second car in a couple of years.
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Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

Shank story here: https://racer.com/2019/11/08/msr-harvey ... i-support/

And now an Alonso to Andretti for the 500 rumour here: https://racer.com/2019/11/08/alonso-and ... 2020-indy/

*make it happen noises*
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Post by kals » 1 month ago

Lots of good news this week.

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kals wrote:
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Lots of good news this week.
Until I saw that the intolerable Kurt Busch is eyeing the Indy 500 in 2020. At least Kyle's wife said "hell no" to him when he brought it up, apparently.

Would be swell PR for the series, but man, those two are a pair of dicks.
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Post by John » 1 month ago

So here's where we're at right now:

Confirmed FT entries

Andretti:
26 - Zach Veach
27 - Alexander Rossi
28 - RHR
88 - Colton Herta (with HSR)
98 - Marco Andretti (with Curb-Agajaianjajajainan)

SPAM
5 - Oliver Askew (50% Börk)
7 - Pato O'Ward

CGR
8 - Marcus Ericsson (Börk)
9 - Scott Dixon
10 - Felix Rosenqvist (Börk)

Dale Coyne
18- Sebastien Bourdais (with Vasser-Sullivan)

Meyer-Shank
60 - Jack Harvey

RLL
15 - Graham Rahal
30 - Takuma Sato

Penske
1 - Josef Newgarden
12 - Will Power
22 - Simon Pagenaud

ECR
20 - Special Ed for the ovals, TBA for road courses

Expectedpossible FT entries and/or drivers TBA
4 - Foyt Racing
14 - Foyt Racing
31 - Carlin
59 - Carlin
19 - DCR
21 - ECR
? - An extra RLL car

Expected PT entries
81 - Dragonspeed and Ben Hanley
An extra CGR car
An extra SPAM car

So if all goes the way we hope, that might be 25 FT entries.
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Post by kals » 1 month ago

John wrote:
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kals wrote:
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Lots of good news this week.
Until I saw that the intolerable Fernando Alonso is eyeing the Indy 500 in 2020.

Would be swell PR for the series, but man, a dick.
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Post by erwin greven » 1 month ago

Former IndyCar medical director Dr. Michael Olinger dies at 69

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Dr. Michael Olinger, who looked after the IndyCar Series’ drivers for 13 seasons as its medical director, died on Thursday at the age of 69. Prior to his most recent appointment which spanned 2006-2018, Olinger joined the new Indy Racing League in 1996 as a trackside physician, and was continually promoted until becoming the series’ top medical official.

Olinger’s life was extraordinary in its endless dedication to service.

After enlisting in the Army where he became a pilot and completing his medical degree in Colorado, Olinger put his skills to work in emergency and rescue scenarios that found him on the ground at the World Trade Center following 9/11, the bombing of the Federal building in Oklahoma City, and natural disasters, among other high-profile postings.

Olinger’s vast and varied experiences made for one of IndyCar’s most fascinating characters. IndyCar legend Mario Andretti spoke for those who were fortunate to have Dr. Olinger waiting and ready on their behalf as part of the AMR Safety Team.
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