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Jeremy
02-22-2008, 06:13 PM
IRL and Champ Car officially unify! (http://cbs.sportsline.com/autoracing/story/10661100/1)

It's a great day for open wheel racing junkies! It's just too bad S?bastien Bourdais left before this deal happened.

tony hipchest
02-22-2008, 10:44 PM
so, how quick do you think the influx of "talent" in the combined series will push danica out of a job and onto a strippers pole or porno set?

personally, i just cant get into the open wheel series. of course im a fan of penske going back to the little al days (unsers are new mexicos finest driving family unless youre talking about while under the influence or on snowmobiles).

and of course i liked rahal in the black n gold mgd car. but i just couldnt get into it when the reigning champ cant crack the field in the 500. when no name nigel mansel wins the 500 and disappears as quickly as he came onto the scene. when theres a tift and the league splits, and all the drivers are bores.

the stewarts, newmans, and gordons belong in nascar, as does helio castroneves. not only is his talent being wasted in open wheel, but more importantly, his marketability. maybe hornish jr. making the jump is a sign of things to come.

i still like watching the brickyard, and any race i can catch in texas where the drivers are getting vertigo.

but i just dont see the appeal that nascar has. i was a nascar fan before racing fan so im sure that has something to do with it. of course nascar translates so much better over the tv than open wheel racing does.

the combination of the leagues is a good thing, but it will do nothing more to draw in fans such as myself. shit, the only thing i know about champ car is paul tracey.

Steeler in Carolina
02-22-2008, 11:52 PM
Give me Nascar any day.

Borski
02-23-2008, 12:01 AM
Personally, I prefer Rally or Real car racing....whats it called? Le Mans or something like that? (I'm not a big racing can) Although I do like watching the IRL street race in St Pete. FL

OneForTheToe
02-23-2008, 12:59 AM
I wonder if this will get any of the Open Wheel drivers who recently went to NASCAR to reconsider (like Mr. Ashley Judd). And speaking of Ashley Judd, who by the way has posed in a bikini and less, I note that the calender she did for Kentucky Basketball way back when, where she appeared in just a game jersey, is just about the hottest thing I have ever seen, but I digress.

Where was I ... never mind.

Crushzilla
02-23-2008, 02:58 AM
so, how quick do you think the influx of "talent" in the combined series will push danica out of a job and onto a strippers pole or porno set?

personally, i just cant get into the open wheel series. of course im a fan of penske going back to the little al days (unsers are new mexicos finest driving family unless youre talking about while under the influence or on snowmobiles).

and of course i liked rahal in the black n gold mgd car. but i just couldnt get into it when the reigning champ cant crack the field in the 500. when no name nigel mansel wins the 500 and disappears as quickly as he came onto the scene. when theres a tift and the league splits, and all the drivers are bores.

the stewarts, newmans, and gordons belong in nascar, as does helio castroneves. not only is his talent being wasted in open wheel, but more importantly, his marketability. maybe hornish jr. making the jump is a sign of things to come.

i still like watching the brickyard, and any race i can catch in texas where the drivers are getting vertigo.

but i just dont see the appeal that nascar has. i was a nascar fan before racing fan so im sure that has something to do with it. of course nascar translates so much better over the tv than open wheel racing does.

the combination of the leagues is a good thing, but it will do nothing more to draw in fans such as myself. shit, the only thing i know about champ car is paul tracey.

Wait...

Did you say stripper's pole?

Steeler in Carolina
02-24-2008, 01:52 PM
I wonder if this will get any of the Open Wheel drivers who recently went to NASCAR to reconsider (like Mr. Ashley Judd). And speaking of Ashley Judd, who by the way has posed in a bikini and less, I note that the calender she did for Kentucky Basketball way back when, where she appeared in just a game jersey, is just about the hottest thing I have ever seen, but I digress.

Where was I ... never mind.


This is not an attempt to correct you, but I had never seen that picture so I just googled it, and it is for Kentucky's hockey team. I didn't even know Kentucky had a hockey team. And, as you said, it is very hot. She is one of my favorite gals.

Jeremy
02-24-2008, 01:59 PM
This is not an attempt to correct you, but I had never seen that picture so I just googled it, and it is for Kentucky's hockey team. I didn't even know Kentucky had a hockey team. And, as you said, it is very hot. She is one of my favorite gals.

It's a thing the UK hockey team for fund raising. They get cute girls to wear UK hockey sweaters and put them in a calender.

In any event, I expect Dario to be back in open wheel within two years. I think he's a little too old to make a really successful transition to NASCAR. JPM and Hornish Jr will probably stick in NASCAR because JPM has burned all his bridges in open wheel and Haornish Jr is still a young man.

On a side note, former Nationwide and ARCA driver Brent Sherman just made the jump from stocks to open wheel by signing with Panther Racing.

HometownGal
02-24-2008, 02:07 PM
They get cute girls to wear UK hockey sweaters and put them in a calender.



What - no bikinis? :jawdrop:

Jeremy
02-24-2008, 02:11 PM
What - no bikinis? :jawdrop:

I didn't make a judgment on what they do, I was just sharing information. I'm willing to move on from my unChristian behavior.

OneForTheToe
02-24-2008, 02:28 PM
Thanks for the correction, Steeler in Carolina.. Somehow I was distracted from the actual jersey. She is a famous fan of the Basketball team, even refusing a North Carolina Jacket on a movie set when it was offered to her to keep warm:

I'd just as soon freeze to death." - Actress Ashley Judd relating a story of being offered a University North Carolina - Chapel Hill jacket on a chilly movie set. - Lexington Herald Leader, August 15, 1996.




BTW here is a link to the picture, which I think is still appropriate even though showing her legs surely makes her no better than a stripper:

http://www.bigbluehistory.net/bb/Graphics/People/ashleyjudd.jpg