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  • IRL title sponsor?

    Says Robin:

    Georgia Pacific is leaving Kyle Petty's NASCAR team and talking with the IRL about a possible title sponsorship.
    FWIW, Jayski says G-P has an announcement at the Atlanta NASCAR race and is speculation is that G-P is signing on with Hendrick. Could they do both? I suppose so but that seems unlikely.

    FWIW2, a year ago I heard a strong rumor that a title sponsor was coming on board. It was not G-P.....

    FWIW3, TSO is also reporting that the IRL has made a solid pitch to a title sponsor and are somewhat confident but they did not name the company.

  • #2
    If Robin says it, we know it is not true. He is a slim-ball paid by CCWS.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ray
      If Robin says it, we know it is not true. He is a slim-ball paid by CCWS.
      I've heard Robin called many things, but this must be the first time he's been accused of being "slim."
      "Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose." --- Ayrton Senna

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      • #4
        Well, ther is always that. Gotta watch what you say. "E" is just a letter.

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        • #5
          Wasn't this announced a couple years ago at Indy Jim?
          Trump, he's one of the nicest, most decent human beings possibly ever to walk the planet..

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Indyknut
            Wasn't this announced a couple years ago at Indy Jim?
            That's when Wilke was saying IRL was going to announce the new title sponsor. However, I believe they have delayed the announcement so as not to cause a distraction to the teams.
            "I would really like to go to NASCAR. I really enjoy NASCAR and if I could be there in a couple of years that's where I'd want to be." - Jeff Gordon (after testing a Formula Super Vee)

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            • #7
              AS much as I would like to believe the possibility of a Title Sponsor (one of the essential elements for promotional success), I suspect the more truthful bit deals with dropping Kyle Petty. That would have to be a low profile sponsorship.
              “Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.” -- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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              • #8
                Why is Robin making this up? Common, we know it's not true.
                Get your head out of your past!!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Grinder-Tank
                  Why is Robin making this up? Common, we know it's not true.
                  It is interesting that Miller does not preface his comments as rumor has it. I suspect it is entirely possible that the IRL is talking to GP. Talking and dealing are two very different things. I talk to people all the time. I do business with only a few.

                  However, I just passed the speedway and noticed that they are sheathing the entire grandstand sections along 16th Street with 4x8 sheets of plywood. By God, the rumor may be true!
                  “Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.” -- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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                  • #10
                    A title sponsorship doesn't seem to make a lot of sense for G-P...........but I wonder if the folks at ABC Supply have been talking with them?

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                    • #11
                      Maybe G-P should sponsor Robin, he could use their toilet paper to wipe all of that stuff off the wall that he keeps flinging at it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jim Wilke
                        A title sponsorship doesn't seem to make a lot of sense for G-P...........but I wonder if the folks at ABC Supply have been talking with them?
                        If they’re handing out free sheets of plywood, I’m there

                        I thought ABC are wholesalers ? What percentage of IRL race attendees or TV watchers are professional contractors?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Spike
                          That's when Wilke was saying IRL was going to announce the new title sponsor. However, I believe they have delayed the announcement so as not to cause a distraction to the teams.
                          I heard later that the sponsor changed their mind and decided to sponsor American Spirit Racing and will announce at Ansan.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jim Wilke
                            I heard later that the sponsor changed their mind and decided to sponsor American Spirit Racing and will announce at Ansan.
                            Well then, it looks like you (or your "source") was wrong about those two as well.
                            "I would really like to go to NASCAR. I really enjoy NASCAR and if I could be there in a couple of years that's where I'd want to be." - Jeff Gordon (after testing a Formula Super Vee)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jim Wilke
                              I heard later that the sponsor changed their mind and decided to sponsor American Spirit Racing and will announce at Ansan.
                              Jimmy & Ryan Present the IRL IndyCar Series Powered by Ansan?

                              Good grief, I better check my backside...monkeys might be flying out...
                              Chicago Blackhawks done didn't do it again!

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