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  • How many Saviors has CART had??

    On the forums,, for years and years the CART faithful have posted, "__name__ will turn CART around." "__name___ will return CART to greatness where it should be."

    Here's the ones I remember..... what did they do??
    And, who else am I missing?

    Double Talk Joe - CBS Vice President, and Championship racer. (He he)
    The NBA marketing guy - was he ever hired, or do anything??
    Sly - The movie,,,,,, Driven. (ROFLMAO)
    Bobby RayHall - First call in office was to TG. And "send the fans home in Texas."
    Speed - CART 24/7!! CART will grow huge with it (78,000 viewers).
    Bernie - I dont think he's done anything good, but could be wrong.
    Pook - Go out with a bang, spend OPM.

    Were there any other saviors??
    "OWRS did not return phone calls."

  • #2
    Well, there was Johnny Capels. Of course, he made some sense so they fired him. And let's not forget old "Take it Public" Andrew Craig. After all, his idea generated the money that made it possible for the Pookster to spend it like a drunken sailor.
    Proud to be a complainer.

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    • #3
      They started out with a couple of guys named frasco & campanegro.......
      Remember the "playboy" guy, stokkan?
      I think Capels was next...... dalecoyne was in there somewhere.

      Then came andrewcraig (who beat out Cary Agajanian for the job) who came up with the brilliant idea of making c>rt into an "INVESTMENT CLUB".

      Wasn't rahal next? He was there just long enough to screw things up a little bit more.

      Then jivin' joe heitzler took over and wanted to turn c>rt into a "Vegas style"
      ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, complete with "partytime" LV HQ!!!!!!

      Remember!.... all of these "marionette CEOs" had Penske, Patrick or forsythe, behind the scenes, pulling the strings.

      And the last of these great c>rt "hall of famers" is that world class, big spender, "diamond chris" pook!!!!!!
      The "pookster" is the first c>rt dictator. He has no adult supervision whatsoever. I think this happened because all of the c>rt "wise men" could see what was coming and wanted the put the ultimate blame on one unsuspecting guy......... The "pookster" wanted to remake c>rt into a MARKETING COMPANY", but as sponsors, drivers, teams and manufacturers bailed, he soon ran out of stuff to market.
      Watching a world class, flim flam man run wild with ONE HUNDRED PLUS MILLION DOLLARS of someone elses money is, certainly, great fun to watch but the fatal crash at the end won't be pretty..........

      Here's a few thoughts............... c>rt would have been much better off if, somewhere along the line, they had hired someone who wanted to make c>rt into a RACING COMPANY.................................TG, a guy most c>rtoids consider a "dim bulb", has outlasted, outsmarted and outmaneuvered all of the "geniuses" that c>rt has come up with in the last ten years!
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      • #4
        Can't say it any better than has everyone thing has been said except to spell Caponigro's name right.....and he's still outright marionetting the Andretti family and Moreno, among others. In fact, being the jerkoff he is, he beat Moreno out of a Menard ride at the "500" two years ago.
        "The lunatic fringes on both sides need to be written off." -- stnky pete

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        • #5
          Sounds like the familiar lines over on the irl side. Geez, maybe next year it'll get better. Maybe more promotion, maybe more fans, maybe fewer Brazilians, maybe more racing during the race and fewer commercials, maybe more short trackers, maybe (insert deserved drivers name here) will get a ride this year or next, etc, etc, etc, ..... ...... ..... ..... blah , blah, blah..

          If Cart fails, it'll be such a joy to listen to the whining and belly aching continue next year and the next when the league continues to fail to grow like it has the past 8. Except the future of the irl will be of fixed and manipulated racing shows on ovals, roads and streets.
          Trump, he's one of the nicest, most decent human beings possibly ever to walk the planet..

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          • #6
            none, they haven't survived yet and unless I am wrong, each "savior" has left the series in worse shape. At least "the Andrew" left them all with bundles of cash, that most have carefully pocketed. I remembered when any money Dale Coyne may have had could have been scammed from Walter Payton, now he has the "investors" money, along with the rest of the existing owners when the series went public.

            Heck of a thought, Andrew Craig, the author of the US 500 as a "savior," that's a reach. Didn't he once say that "the Indy 500 was just another car race?"

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            • #7
              How many Saviors has CART had??

              I would say zero.

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              • #8
                Exactly one. The Indiana judge who let the CART 6 race at Indy in 1979.

                Jury is still out on Bernie Eccelstone, so maybe it will be two.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Shadow101
                  Exactly one. The Indiana judge who let the CART 6 race at Indy in 1979.

                  Jury is still out on Bernie Eccelstone, so maybe it will be two.
                  Cart 6? correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought there were more teams at Indy in 79 then that.
                  look out there; it's there, in the distance. It's the Indy 500 Nextel Cup race.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jimmyc
                    Cart 6? correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought there were more teams at Indy in 79 then that.
                    There were but the "CART 6" were the ones whose entries were initially rejected. The court forced them to accept the entries. Beginning in 1980, the 500 has been an invitational event to avoid the interference of the courts.
                    Proud to be a complainer.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks slinger!

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