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 #307877  by Null
 
FIREM wrote:Great write up Lindsey :D Was great to be with all our family and new family for the weekend.
I'm guessing this guy will never stop Smiling
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And yes only two guys are crazy enough to walk around all day with this hat on, but Mike and those pants !!
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(Need to find those pics)
think you could resize your signature picture.. i mean really :D

here:
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 #307879  by FIREM
 
Fixed Sorry :oops:
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 #307880  by YardleyBill
 
FIREM wrote: I'm guessing this guy will never stop Smiling
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Hey who is that old, fat guy driving your car?
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 #307886  by swalker
 
I almost didn't come because I no longer have an M. Sometimes you feel like a outsider. But decided to anyway Glad I did. I'm looking for an a nice M that someone let the timing belt bite them in the but and restore it :) So glad I came.
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 #307888  by M-Pressive
 
swalker wrote:I almost didn't come because I no longer have an M. Sometimes you feel like a outsider. But decided to anyway Glad I did. I'm looking for an a nice M that someone let the timing belt bite them in the but and restore it :) So glad I came.
We are all glad you came as well Stan. Regardless of the car you drive you are always welcome and will always be part of the family. Hanging out and having a good time as a group has very little to do with the car you drive.
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 #307890  by 300maximilien
 
Agreed... it's the people that make this Club as great as it is. The cars are important, but will always come 2nd to the people here!
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 #307958  by FIREM
 
Lindsey: Please add your spin on "Secret agent Bill" as we entered the speedway Sunday :wink:
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 #307994  by YardleyBill
 
FIREM wrote:Lindsey: Please add your spin on "Secret agent Bill" as we entered the speedway Sunday :wink:
The real secret agent would have done a much better job.
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 #307997  by grayslater
 
Great write up, Lindsey. And Stan, it wouldn't have been the same without you there.
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 #308001  by Chrysler1924
 
Boy... I sure do love some of the new signature photos I'm seeing... ;-)

FIREM - after ALL you have done to that beautiful machine... you make a picture of its rim your sig pic? Lol. ...just busting your chops.
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 #308016  by First Lady
 
FIREM wrote:Lindsey: Please add your spin on "Secret agent Bill" as we entered the speedway Sunday :wink:
How could I forget!! Thanks for the reminder Bob....it's added!
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 #308387  by FIREM
 
Finally watched the Great Race. Of courst the year I don't stay My Guy Wins !!! Go Tony !!! Finally an Indy Win!!
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 #308393  by M-Pressive
 
FIREM wrote:Finally watched the Great Race. Of courst the year I don't stay My Guy Wins !!! Go Tony !!! Finally an Indy Win!!
It was an awesome race!!!!

I knew you would be excited that your guy won.

I gained a whole new appreciation for the race after being on the track.
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 #308547  by YardleyBill
 
What the heck is this winning under a yellow flag thing?

If a guy on your team was in the lead, and you were in 33rd place, couldn't you "accidentally" bump a wall to get the yellow flag and ensure a win?
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 #308577  by FIREM
 
YardleyBill wrote:What the heck is this winning under a yellow flag thing?

If a guy on your team was in the lead, and you were in 33rd place, couldn't you "accidentally" bump a wall to get the yellow flag and ensure a win?
One of the "flaws" in this type of race is the finish under yellow as opposed to the NASCAR Green/White/ Checkered Flag finishes.
Not really sure why this has not changed in Indy Car but it is what it is...
And yes in theory a team mate could wreck to bring out the yellow, but to put a million dollar car and driver at risk....questionable at best...
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 #308599  by YardleyBill
 
FIREM wrote:And yes in theory a team mate could wreck to bring out the yellow, but to put a million dollar car and driver at risk....questionable at best...
You wouldn't even have to do that. You could just slow down and graze the wall, or whatever. Have someone accidentally throw something onto the track. The possibilities are endless.

I know it's a "gentleman's" game, but man there are a lot of loopholes there.
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 #308678  by FIREM
 
 #308731  by BigMike60
 
I am not in favor of a change. These teams figure fuel to the drop and suddenly having to go 3 more laps at the end favors only the guy who had to stop [Danica and Marco last year] because his/her team screwed up the calculation earlier. The final lap, absent the exhibition a few years ago when no one could come close to catching Franchitti is always going to be prone to crashes. Any race with Sato and Rahal in it tempts that fate, but having said that, I am against a change, even when things get a little hairy [3 wide and passing] on the final lap. And 2 years ago, had Hildebrand not been blocked on the final turn by Kimball who was out of gas, but still in the slot, he would not have had to go wide and slide into the wall allowing Wheldon to unfortunately win the race. Had Wheldon not won [he had only a one ride ticket] he would not have been at his death race in that car trying to win $5M for a double. Sad but true.
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 #308733  by FIREM
 
I agree and do not favor a change in the rule as it is. As exciting as a finish under green is there is so much more to the 500 that plays out at the finish. Position thru the race, keeping the car tuned to the track conditions that constantly change, pit stop precision, team work along with single entry owners vs big name teams, and on and on.
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 #308890  by beespecial
 
It's a 500 mile race. Period. Not 502.5 or 505 or whatever it would take to get a green flag finish. I seriously doubt that Franchitti put into the wall because he wanted his friend, not teammate, to win.