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  • Indy 500 Rookie of the Year

    When was the last time this award was contested this much?

    Who wins Indy 500 Rookie of the Year?

    Will Power
    Graham Rahal
    Jay Howard
    Hideki Mutoh
    Franck Perera
    Oriol Servia
    Justin Wilson
    Alex Lloyd
    Mario Moraes
    Ryan Hunter-Reay
    Pablo Donoso
    Other
    132
    Will Power
    6.82%
    9
    Jay Howard
    5.30%
    7
    Hideki Mutoh
    28.79%
    38
    Franck Perera
    0.00%
    0
    Oriol Servia
    3.79%
    5
    Justin Wilson
    21.97%
    29
    Alex Lloyd
    15.15%
    20
    Mario Moraes
    0.00%
    0
    Graham Rahal
    12.88%
    17
    Other
    5.30%
    7
    Last edited by goldie19; 03-18-2008, 09:43 AM.
    I Love May!

  • #2
    I went with Lloyd...the only one without a ride right now! Either TG or Ganassi will do right by him
    I Love May!

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    • #3
      moo-toe
      http://danwheldon.shutterfly.com/

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      • #4
        Sting......... er, I mean Jay Howard.

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        • #5
          Although not familiar with ovals, do the ex CC guys really fall under the rookie classification? They have already raced top tier open wheel race cars.

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          • #6
            They are all still Indy 500 Rookies, therefore, they are eligible to win Indy 500 rookie of the year.

            If they didn't waive the rule for Jim Clark, Graham Hill and Nigel Mansell, they're not waiving it for Will Power.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lotuspoweredbyford
              They are all still Indy 500 Rookies, therefore, they are eligible to win Indy 500 rookie of the year.
              Yep. The definition of "rookie" is different for the Indy 500 and the Indy Car Series.
              No weather forecasts are ever guaranteed, even if confidence level is high. Even a 99% probability will miss 1% of the time. That's the best anybody can do when predicting highly complex events.

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              • #8
                Other.. Pablo Donoso

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                • #9
                  If Lloyd gets a good car for the 500 and some good testing, i would expect him to be the rookie of the year. He is an oval winner in Indy Pro, so has some solid experience, he is cool under pressure and considering how well Mutoh has been showing, i think he will excel. The contenders from champcar are going to struggle, not only as they have no experience but they will also struggle with setup compared to the IRL teams.
                  "Racing is Life. Anything before or after is just waiting"
                  www.foreversideways.co.uk

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by VonScratch
                    Although not familiar with ovals, do the ex CC guys really fall under the rookie classification? They have already raced top tier open wheel race cars.
                    Yes, IMS loves road racers, which is why I picked Wilson.
                    It's always been about the Indy 500!
                    I realize I have the right to remain silent, but don't have the ability or enough common sense to do so.:rolleyes:

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                    • #11
                      Justin Wilson, the guy is rock solid. Plus it helps that he's got a few years under his belt as opposed to being a total rookie at this level.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by goldie19
                        When was the last time this award was contested this much?

                        Who wins Indy 500 Rookie of the Year?

                        Will Power
                        Graham Rahal
                        Jay Howard
                        Hideki Mutoh
                        Franck Perera
                        Oriol Servia
                        Justin Wilson
                        Alex Lloyd
                        Mario Moraes
                        Other
                        How about 1996 when the Indy 500 had 17 rookies?
                        God speed!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Rick Jones
                          How about 1996 when the Indy 500 had 17 rookies?
                          1911

                          Natural Born Cynic

                          What irks me (maybe its too soon for the truth), DW was a 16-oval WIN specialist, yet the vast majority those boohooing for him, hardcarders & fans, alike are the same ones trying to kill anything with more than 9 deg banking & 4 corners, where Dan ultimately made his home...

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                          • #14
                            Based on what I saw at Chicagoland, had to go Mutoh. The kids got it!

                            2nd choice, Howard.
                            Whoever said nothing was impossible obviously never tried slamming a revolving door.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Rick Jones
                              How about 1996 when the Indy 500 had 17 rookies?
                              Yes, but one was obviously the cream of the crop going into that race...
                              No weather forecasts are ever guaranteed, even if confidence level is high. Even a 99% probability will miss 1% of the time. That's the best anybody can do when predicting highly complex events.

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