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  • Will Power is proof that oval racing takes talent

    Not to say that he isn't talented, but if he had just a little more of a feel for ovals he'd already have the crown.
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    All racing takes talent. They are different disciplines and have different styles. To say oval is harder then RC racing is ridiculous, look at danica, RC are a struggle for her. It shows the talent level of dario that he can be strong on all the disciplines the seres races with
    In the IZOD IndyCar series we're just kids enjoy the thrills in a 200 MPH candy store.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mcman7890 View Post
      To say oval is harder then RC racing is ridiculous

      Ummm - as far as I can tell - no one said that. Gotta agree with Buddha4Mary - just goes to prove
      that if Randy and the IRL can actually manage to keep a 50/50 oval/twisty schedule, it will
      be difficult to be dominant in only one discipline and win the championship.

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      • #4
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        • #5
          Originally posted by mcman7890 View Post
          All racing takes talent. They are different disciplines and have different styles. To say oval is harder then RC racing is ridiculous, look at danica, RC are a struggle for her. It shows the talent level of dario that he can be strong on all the disciplines the seres races with
          yeah . . . I never said Ovals were harder. I'm just speaking out on those who say IndyCars on superspeedway is for amataurs who just have to mash the throttle. Power's racing for one of the best teams in the paddock and both of his team mates have been able to win on ovals and both places in the top 5 in the Foyt trophy standings while Will was 9th. Will's got talent and I think will finally get the ovals, but after this year you can't say oval racing doesn't take talent
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          • #6
            Sounds like Power was having problems with the performance of his car. Sure it takes talent to drive these cars around an oval but no where near as much on a Road or street circuit. Car setup/performance is the key on these ovals.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Vic Bitters View Post
              Sounds like Power was having problems with the performance of his car. Sure it takes talent to drive these cars around an oval but no where near as much on a Road or street circuit. Car setup/performance is the key on these ovals.
              Agreed. And Power has the best team to do that for him. He just need a few more years to get better.

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              • #8
                Will has already won on an oval

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ken View Post
                  Will has already won on an oval
                  where???
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                  • #10
                    Power drove better on the ovals than the results he got. He was the only person to pass Franchitti at Indy, they just blew it on pit stops (and he played a role in one or two of those). He was unlucky at Texas and didn't make it on fuel. They threw away a great finish in the pits at Chicago. He had to push tonight and got up into the wall.

                    He's winning on an oval (at least one) next year and he's winning this championship going away. He was the best driver this year, but he made a couple mistakes and his team made a ton of them. Franchitti was good enough to pull it off. What's the saying? You have to lose one before you can win one? Well he lost one. Next year is his year.

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                    • #11
                      Will has already won on an oval
                      Will has not won on an oval
                      Tara was the name of our cat.

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                      • #12
                        My apologies... I was definitely incorrect... For some reason I had it in my head that he had won Iowa....

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Buddha4Mary View Post
                          Not to say that he isn't talented, but if he had just a little more of a feel for ovals he'd already have the crown.
                          You know you can use that to prove the direct opposite?

                          If it takes LESS talent to do well on ovals, the class of people that can win widens from the 5 most talented to the 20 most talented...so Power's chance of a win drops from 20% to 5%. It becomes more random who wins and relies less on talent.

                          The best evidence to support those who say oval racing is just a question of amateurs mashing the throttle is a wider spread of winners/top 5ers than on road courses. Do we have that?
                          "An emphasis was placed on drivers with road racing backgrounds which meant drivers from open wheel, oval track racing were at a disadvantage. That led Tony George to create the IRL." -Indy Review 1996

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                          • #14
                            +1

                            Power came very close but you can't be a one trick pony in this series and win the championship. That said, I think Power will win an oval race next year and be in contention for the 2011 title.

                            Originally posted by Buddha4Mary View Post
                            Not to say that he isn't talented, but if he had just a little more of a feel for ovals he'd already have the crown.

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                            • #15
                              Oval racing IS easy

                              (if youre watching from the grandstands)
                              Live like Dave

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