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  • Originally posted by Chris Paff View Post

    Sure, they are popular with the current fanbase.. Those same fans were going to be watching Indycar regardless.. How many casual racing fans outside of Indianapolis really know/care who Tony Kanaan is.. Same with Castroneves.. Not many..

    You picked the two foreign drivers that are popular.. add Wheldon & Zanardi.. They either have large personalities or some gimmick (Fence climbing & Victory donuts).. That is about it since 1996..

    Alex Palou's only personality trait is liking fried chicken.. Totally meaningless
    Who are the biggest IndyCar stars in the same time period that don't have either have large personalities or some gimmick? Are they known by the general public beyond the core IndyCar fans?

    I thought people liked Helio and TK because they won a lot.
    There's really no such thing as Gary the Moose, Sybil.

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    • Originally posted by Sybil D. Sobydianz View Post

      I thought people liked Helio and TK because they won a lot.
      I would say it has more to do with their personalities.
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      • Originally posted by Truth Detector View Post

        What good is it to virtue signal if the signal is never acknowledged? I'm just here to help.

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        • Originally posted by Truth Detector View Post

          I would say it has more to do with their personalities.
          They had the same personalities before they won a lot.

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          • Originally posted by Baulz View Post

            They had the same personalities before they won a lot.
            And? Did you know Helio was a fence climber before he won? I didn't. But I do recall him winning his first race and somebody famously comparing him to a rhesus monkey. Funnier still I remember all of the fake outrage about it. Good times.
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            • If only fence climbing made a driver a superstar. I have climbed a few fences in my day but all it got me was to the other side.

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              • Sebstien Bourdais has six more Indycar wins than Helio. Who is more popular?

                Wanna say it's because of Indy wins? Okay. Dixon has 34 more wins than TK. Both have won Indy once.

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                • Originally posted by Truth Detector View Post
                  Sebstien Bourdais has six more Indycar wins than Helio. Who is more popular?

                  Wanna say it's because of Indy wins? Okay. Dixon has 34 more wins than TK. Both have won Indy once.
                  The common person has no idea who Helio or Sebastian are.

                  and yes you spelled a name wrong but with my spelling g problems who am I to judge.

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                  • Originally posted by Baulz View Post
                    and yes you spelled a name wrong but with my spelling g problems who am I to judge.
                    So did you.
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                    • Originally posted by Truth Detector View Post
                      Sebstien Bourdais has six more Indycar wins than Helio. Who is more popular?

                      Wanna say it's because of Indy wins? Okay. Dixon has 34 more wins than TK. Both have won Indy once.
                      I guess popularity is not an exact science
                      There's really no such thing as Gary the Moose, Sybil.

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                      • I think it’s a racing thing.
                        Otherwise, explain the immense popularity in the USA of international performers, film stars, models, musicians, artists etc.

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                        • Originally posted by goner View Post
                          I think it’s a racing thing.
                          Otherwise, explain the immense popularity in the USA of international performers, film stars, models, musicians, artists etc.
                          More of an Indy than than an overall racing thing. I don't hear many complaints about foreigners racing sports cars.

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                          • Originally posted by goner View Post
                            I think it’s a racing thing.
                            Otherwise, explain the immense popularity in the USA of international performers, film stars, models, musicians, artists etc.
                            Because you don't root for film stars, models, musicians & artists..
                            "Paff has been closer to the mark than anyone will give him credit for."

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                            As non politically correct and un IndyCar friendly as it is, it's the truth. "

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                            • Originally posted by goner View Post
                              film stars, models, musicians, artists etc.
                              Buncha Nancy boys! Even the fans! Racing fans are real 'Muricans!!
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                              • Originally posted by Baulz View Post

                                More of an Indy than than an overall racing thing. I don't hear many complaints about foreigners racing sports cars.
                                No one is under the illusion that sports car racing is ever going to be popular in this country. Hell a good portion of the driver lineup is paying to be there (Gentlemen Drivers)
                                "Paff has been closer to the mark than anyone will give him credit for."

                                Richard Kimble 11/18/2010

                                "Paff is far more right than any of you will EVER give him credit for.

                                As non politically correct and un IndyCar friendly as it is, it's the truth. "

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