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Would you go to the Indy 500 today?


By Dewey68

2 years ago



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    “Would you go to the Indy 500 today?”

    • Hell yes! It's America's race, baby! 38 votes
      41%
    • Hell no, it's too freakin' hot! 33 votes
      35%
    • Only if someone gave me a free ticket! Free is for me! 22 votes
      24%

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    #51 1 year ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    No hard feelings Cotton--I've always liked you bud--I just don't think you can compare ANY other race/racetrack to the Indy 500. When I was a kid it was 500,000 people descending on my neighborhood. It was, and is, a UUGE party. I've been to like, 20 races and prob seen 20 minutes of racing lol. It's a great party!

    The Indy 500 is "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing".

    2 weeks later
    #52 1 year ago

    Indy car Texas race gettin ready to start. Nbcsn

    #53 1 year ago

    Guys walking around with no shirt on...?? That's reason enough not to go, even for free.

    John

    #54 1 year ago

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    Johnny Rutherford
    Mario Andretti
    AJ Foyt
    Rick Mears

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    #55 1 year ago

    I've been there done that. The total experience is way overrated IMHO.

    #56 1 year ago
    Quoted from Captainhook:

    I've been there done that. The total experience is way overrated IMHO.

    There's a lot of things I find over-rated too. Hockey, Tennis, and Soccer on TV, U2, Drake, Imagine Dragons, avocados, street tacos, Qudoba, Black Panther, Wonder Woman, & Captain Marvel.

    #57 1 year ago
    Quoted from woody24:

    There's a lot of things I find over-rated too. Hockey, Tennis, and Soccer on TV, U2, Drake, Imagine Dragons, avocados, street tacos, Qudoba, Black Panther, Wonder Woman, & Captain Marvel.

    Hockey?! Maybe overrated by Canadians, but in Indianapolis? Underrated, if not ignored completely.

    #58 1 year ago
    Quoted from Agent_Hero:

    Hockey?! Maybe overrated by Canadians, but in Indianapolis? Underrated, if not ignored completely.

    Hockey is all over TV right now. No need for it.

    9 months later
    #59 5 months ago

    https://www.indycar.com/News/2020/03/03-26-Month-Of-May-Release

    This year's Indy 500 new date is now Sun Aug 23, 2020, and NBC will air the race.

    #60 5 months ago

    This thread got me to thinking. I only recall seeing part of one race. When Swede Savage died in a crash. I had to look it up. 1973.

    I love driving fast. I never cared for watching races ?

    I am glad it's there for people who love the sport.

    LTG : )

    #61 5 months ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    https://www.indycar.com/News/2020/03/03-26-Month-Of-May-Release
    This year's Indy 500 new date is now Sun Aug 23, 2020, and NBC will air the race.

    I feel that’s a tiny bit optimistic but who knows

    #62 5 months ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    This thread got me to thinking. I only recall seeing part of one race. When Swede Savage died in a crash. I had to look it up. 1973.
    I love driving fast. I never cared for watching races ?
    I am glad it's there for people who love the sport.
    LTG : )

    Have you played Indy 500 pinball?

    #63 5 months ago
    Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

    Have you played Indy 500 pinball?

    Yes. Had one in the mid 2000's. Good game here. I liked it.

    LTG : )

    #64 5 months ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Yes. Had one in the mid 2000's. Good game here. I liked it.
    LTG : )

    It’s very good. Agree. Constantly in and out of multiballs. Tons of little modes along the way. Software has some little bugs, but I think it’s one of the finest designed games around. Nordman and team really captured the essence of the race into pinball form.

    #65 5 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    I feel that’s a tiny bit optimistic but who knows

    ...So Levi, I guess you feel the races scheduled from May 30th through Aug 9th are more than just a tiny bit optimistic.
    https://www.indycar.com/Schedule

    Perhaps some (revised) early season races may get run with no fans in attendance. ??

    They hope to run the St. Pete race later in the season (Oct date tbd). The St. Pete race was to be the season opener as usual, but has been postponed (or canceled if things don't work out) I believe.

    #66 5 months ago

    We could see races without crowds. Nothing should be surprising anymore.

    1 month later
    #67 4 months ago

    Indy 500 Pace Cars over the years. Good stuff.
    Likey, likey, late 60's to early 70's.
    What are some that look good to you?
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/indy-500-pace-cars-a-look-back/ss-BB14kwKk?ocid=spartandhp

    #68 4 months ago

    Not today, not ever.

    #69 4 months ago

    I went once and don’t feel the need to again.

    I didn’t see what was so great about it. Possibly I just didn’t attend the right party.

    The NHRA U.S. Nationals are another story though. I really enjoy that.

    #70 3 months ago

    I was at the Indy 500 today!

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    #71 3 months ago

    Indy 500, Sun Aug 23, 2020, 1 pm et.
    Race day tickets $35 and up.
    https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/events/indy500/event-info/schedule?day=sunday-august-23-indianapolis-500

    Also at the Indy Speedway on July 4th weekend:
    Sat July 4th, Indy Car Gran Prix, Noon et
    Sat July 4th Nascar Xfinity 150 race, 3pm et
    Sun July 5th, Nascar Brickyard 400, 3 pm et

    Sat Oct 3rd, IndyCar Harvest Gran Prix, 3:30pm et

    Then on Oct 9-11, MotoAmerica Superbikes race weekend
    Sun Oct 11, 2 pm et, Superbikes race

    #72 3 months ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    https://www.indycar.com/News/2020/03/03-26-Month-Of-May-Release
    This year's Indy 500 new date is now Sun Aug 23, 2020, and NBC will air the race.

    Yeah...but it will still be blacked out here in Indy....as always.

    #73 3 months ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    Indy 500, Sun Aug 23, 2020, 1 pm et.
    Race day tickets $35 and up.
    https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/events/indy500/event-info/schedule?day=sunday-august-23-indianapolis-500
    Also at the Indy Speedway on July 4th weekend:
    Sat July 4th, Indy Car Gran Prix, Noon et
    Sat July 4th Nascar Xfinity 150 race, 3pm et
    Sun July 5th, Nascar Brickyard 400, 3 pm et
    Sat Oct 3rd, IndyCar Harvest Gran Prix, 3:30pm et
    Then on Oct 9-11, MotoAmerica Superbikes race weekend
    Sun Oct 11, 2 pm et, Superbikes race

    Mike you gonna be in town for this I hope?
    Let's party babe.

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    #74 43 days ago

    We will just have to watch Indy 500 race on tv this yr. Decision was made to not let fans attend the race this yr due to covid19.

    #75 43 days ago

    No but I would go to the US Grand Prix.

    F1!!!

    #76 43 days ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    We will just have to watch Indy 500 race on tv this yr. Decision was made to not let fans attend the race this yr due to covid19.

    For just the 2nd time in history, I'll be able to watch the race live on TV. They decided to lift the local black-out.

    #77 42 days ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    We will just have to watch Indy 500 race on tv this yr. Decision was made to not let fans attend the race this yr due to covid19.

    Now i want to put a yellow vest on and sneak in. Safest and slowest year ever to attend.

    2 weeks later
    #78 27 days ago

    Indy 500 today. They just did the driver intros. Good weather today.
    1st time in 33 yrs that an Andretti has the pole position.
    Will a rookie driver cause a wreck this yr?
    Will Marco screw things up again, or will he contend for a win?
    Will Alonso have a fast car and be able to contend at the end?
    Will Helio get his 4th win?

    #79 27 days ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    Indy 500 today. They just did the driver intros. Good weather today.
    1st time in 33 yrs that an Andretti has the pole position.
    Will a rookie driver cause a wreck this yr?
    Will Marco screw things up again, or will he contend for a win?
    Will Alonso have a fast car and be able to contend at the end?
    Will Helio get his 4th win?

    Wow. I had no idea it is today.

    #80 27 days ago

    It’s race day!

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    #81 27 days ago
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    #82 27 days ago

    I never went before, so I can't imagine I would go now.

    Funny story:
    My boss is a really wealthy guy with phenomenal connections. A few years ago he gave me 6 NASCAR tickets with pit passes that included meet and greets with all the drivers. Apparently it would have cost thousands, but I got it for free. I'm not a race car guy, so I just gave it all to my neighbor. He was pretty stoked.

    #83 27 days ago

    Went with the same group of guys for a few years. We quit going when the IRL/CART split happened.
    Lots of fun, but I can do without the heat and all day sun today.
    Plus, no people watching with no crowd. Drunk, sunburned dudes were the best entertainment.

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    #84 27 days ago
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    #85 27 days ago

    Damn. Always sucks to finish under caution. Thought Dixon was gonna win all day. But I was rooting for Graham Rahal as he owns an I500 restored by Pinsider "Pacer".
    Mike maybe next year we can party with the young gals again lol.

    -4
    #86 27 days ago

    Waste of time and money!

    #87 27 days ago

    Kinda like the Kentucky derby without the death rate. A real shit show in the infield.

    #88 27 days ago
    Quoted from GamesbyAPK:

    Waste of time and money!

    Go fuck yerself noob. Who pulled yer fuckin string anyway?

    #89 27 days ago

    Cockpit protection? never seen before......
    I miss good old days....

    #90 27 days ago
    Quoted from GamesbyAPK:

    Waste of time and money!

    From a guy participating in a pinball enthusiast forum.

    #91 25 days ago

    Sato won and got $1.37M check and a new corvette similar to the pace car corvette.
    Dixon got 2nd, & G Rahal got 3rd.
    There were some race cars that got dinged up hitting the walls during the race.

    #92 25 days ago

    I would rather go to a Formula 1 Grand Prix myself.

    Not hating on Indy Car though, I watch a few races a year and enjoy it.

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    #93 16 days ago

    Today would I attend? No. Too much risk. I was lucky to attend in 2000 as a Firestone employee who won a sales contest to attend. VIP all the way. We had private tours of the pits the day before plus private access to the museum. On race day we had chartered busses with police motorcycles blocking traffic to usher us right in. Full access to everything. They had a huge tent with all the food and drink you could want. I could walk at the top of each turn and was amazed as the cars sped by. Then a rain delay, more food and drink. After the race Juan Montoya came to our tent and signed autographs and shook hands with everyone. AWESOME.

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