History YMMV / IndyCar

27th Feb '16 7:41:27 AM therealwindyman56
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* Straight No Chaser's rendition of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-FwwNDCUKE "Back Home Again in Indiana"]] made many Hoosiers shed liquid pride.

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* ** Straight No Chaser's rendition of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-FwwNDCUKE "Back Home Again in Indiana"]] made many Hoosiers shed liquid pride.
27th Feb '16 7:41:14 AM therealwindyman56
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* Straight No Chaser's rendition of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-FwwNDCUKE "Back Home Again in Indiana"]] made many Hoosiers shed liquid pride.
24th Jan '16 8:46:09 PM Hoffgod
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** Again with the death of Justin Wilson. [[https://youtu.be/JUZIWuuOExQ?t=466 The tribute to Wilson that NBCSN ran]] at the start of the next race broadcast was tragically beautiful.
20th May '15 6:20:06 PM nombretomado
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* HilariousInHindsight: In 2002, Eddie Cheever's IRL team fielded cars that were sponsored by Red Bull and powered by an Infiniti engine. Ten years later, [[FormulaOne Sebastian Vettel]] won his third world title for "Infiniti Red Bull Racing".

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* HilariousInHindsight: In 2002, Eddie Cheever's IRL team fielded cars that were sponsored by Red Bull and powered by an Infiniti engine. Ten years later, [[FormulaOne [[UsefulNotes/FormulaOne Sebastian Vettel]] won his third world title for "Infiniti Red Bull Racing".
24th Nov '13 8:40:12 AM PresidentAlBundy
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*HilariousInHindsight: In 2002, Eddie Cheever's IRL team fielded cars that were sponsored by Red Bull and powered by an Infiniti engine. Ten years later, [[FormulaOne Sebastian Vettel]] won his third world title for "Infiniti Red Bull Racing".
18th Sep '13 11:27:18 AM PresidentAlBundy
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Alex Zanardi was a relatively obscure Formula One driver, but once he went to CART, he become well-known around the world. Not to mention that he became very popular in the United States.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Alex Zanardi was a relatively obscure Formula One driver, but once he went to CART, he become became well-known around the world.world when he went to CART. Not to mention that he became very popular in the United States.
13th Jun '13 3:27:18 PM Ebessan
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** This was many fans' reactions to the Twin Texas races during the 2011 season. Essentially, it was a 550-mile race split into two smaller races. The first race would be run as normal. The second race had each driver pick their grid position through a lottery. While it was cool in theory, it felt way too artificial. Many were up in arms when the podium finishers of Race 1: Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon, and Will Power, respectively, were the last people to draw for their grid position. The final positions were 3rd, 16th, and 28th. Power drew 3rd and Dixon drew 16th, forcing Franchitti into 28th. Needless to say, Power dominated the second race due to his grid pick, and the whole ordeal simply came off as phony.

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** This was many fans' reactions to the Twin Texas races during the 2011 season. Essentially, it was a 550-mile race split into two smaller races. The first race would be run as normal. The second race had each driver pick their grid position through a lottery. While it was cool in theory, it felt way too artificial. Many were up in arms when the podium finishers of Race 1: Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon, and Will Power, respectively, were the last people to draw for their grid position. The final positions were 3rd, 16th, and 28th. Power drew 3rd and Dixon drew 16th, forcing Franchitti into 28th. Needless to say, Power dominated the second race due to his grid pick, and the whole ordeal simply came off as phony.phony.
** Subverted after the debut of the DW12 chassis to replace the exponentially unpopular third generation chassis (blamed for the deaths of Tony Renna and Dan Wheldon) that ended the dangerous pack racing and provided a more classical slingshot draft to the ovals, as well as much-improved road course racing (seeing as that, unlike the previous generation of cars, it was actually designed to be able to race on road courses).
30th May '13 5:56:25 AM JJay
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Early on in their careers, Dan Wheldon, Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan became the best of friends as teammates at Andretti Autosport. As of the 2013 season, the last three winners of the Indy 500 are (the late) Wheldon, Franchitti and Kanaan. Because the winner of the Indy 500 has their face cast on the Borg-Warner trophy, the [[TrueCompanions "Three Amigos"]] will be together forever.
26th May '13 4:51:55 AM PresidentAlBundy
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Alex Zanardi was a relatively obscure Formula One driver, but once he went to CART, he become well-known around the world. Not to mention that he became very popular in the United States.
28th Feb '13 3:43:39 PM AB
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* NeverLiveItDown: Tony George will never live down the "25/8" rule, even though it was rescinded after a couple of years. For all his other supposed good intentions the rule that effectively shut-out CART teams from the 1996 Indy 500 sealed his reputation as the "Bad Guy" who used the Indy 500 as a political card to force everybody to join his series. And the former-CART bosses will forget the crash before the start of the '96 US 500, the incident that left CART severely embarrassed and ruined any chance to claim any kind of victory over the nascent IRL. Alas, for both sides, their power plays backfired rather badly.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Tony George will never live down the "25/8" rule, even though it was rescinded after a couple of years. For all his other supposed good intentions the rule that effectively shut-out CART teams from the 1996 Indy 500 sealed his reputation as the "Bad Guy" who used the Indy 500 as a political card to force everybody to join his series. And the former-CART bosses will forget never live down the crash before the start of the '96 US 500, the incident that left CART severely embarrassed and ruined any chance to claim any kind of victory over the nascent IRL. Alas, for both sides, their power plays backfired rather badly.
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