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The 1992 Indy 500 is a really odd race. It was run in Antarctica resulting in absolute crash fest with nearly 100 laps of yellow.

The few green laps that were run weren't thrilling - Andretti was killing everyone.

However it had one of the best finishes ever with Al Jr and Goodyear.

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The way I look at it: the '92 race wasn't actually a good race. It was a memorable race with an incredible finish.


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You knew you were in for some crazy shit when the pole sitter crashes on the pace lap just trying to warm his tires.


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Don't know where else to put it. Ed Carpenter:

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HAHAHA thats crazy, yesterday at work a coworker and I were talking about the phrase from a game show where people would go "No wammy, no wammy, no wammy!" and for the life of us we couldn't remember the name of the show.


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racer612008 wrote:
on this day in 1968 at the Hoosier Hundred

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A snippet of super rare footage of the 1966 Trenton 150 as broadcast on ABC's Wide World of Sports, featuring the pre-"reverse dogleg" layout:



Another WWOS clip; here's A.J. and Parnelli's time trial runs at the Sacramento Fairgrounds in 1964:



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Indycar finally got back to uploading a throwback race that wasn't from 2-3 years ago.



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this is the sort of information that blows my mind

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saw that one a few days ago when it came out. god indycar loves shooting themselves in the foot.


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sennadesillva wrote:
saw that one a few days ago when it came out. god indycar loves shooting themselves in the foot.


From all I've heard, USAC in the 1970s was fairly incompetent at anything but running the Indy 500... there was a real good reason that CART happened.

(Of course, now Indycar is owned by Roger Penske, who among other things managed to maintain roughly 30 years of Marlboro sponsorship for Team Penske without shooting himself in the foot. The Hulman family, in contrast... *cough*... let's just say that I'm glad Penske now has ownership during this COVID-19 timeline...)


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electrodevo wrote:
sennadesillva wrote:
saw that one a few days ago when it came out. god indycar loves shooting themselves in the foot.


From all I've heard, USAC in the 1970s was fairly incompetent at anything but running the Indy 500... there was a real good reason that CART happened.

I looked at a few USAC highlights from 1970-71, and it really feels as much the fault of Marlboro's lack of motivation and outright dickishness as it is USAC's ineptitude.

There were very few advertisements in the papers, very few billboards at the races, and the Marlboro decals on the cars were so small they might as well not have existed. The Indianapolis 500, the biggest race on the schedule with a lucrative same-day primetime TV slot, had not a single mention of Marlboro in the telecast. In the same two-year span, Winston not only sponsored NASCAR Grand National, but the NASCAR West Series, two races at Talladega and Riverside, hefty print advertising, plenty of at-track billboards, and painting practically every concrete wall, garage, grandstand, and press box on the circuit in Winston red & white. They pretty much hit the ground running, and to NASCAR's credit, they let them have near free reign in marketing the sport.

Marlboro's situation felt like they had a bunch of ad money they couldn't use on TV anymore, heard that motor racing was the "sport of the 70's", threw money at USAC hoping to make a quick buck without a plan both parties could benefit from long-term (or even short-term), and when they saw the deal wasn't making them the money they were hoping for, used Viceroy's entry as an excuse to bail out. Notice that in the press release the very thought Marlboro might've demanded USAC step in and ax the Parnell/Viceroy deal and USAC refusing is not even mentioned by the Marlboro rep.


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