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    Why doesn't the IRL end the season, although its too late for this year and 2003, but starting in '04, they should end the season at California. That way, you create the TC (Indy 500, Michigan 500, California 500), give an additional bonus for the TC winner, and more than likely, crown the IRL champ all in the same race. To me, that would make it exciting. Keep Michigan as the last Sat. in July just like it was this year and all those years it was a CART race.
    RIP Dan Wheldon :(

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  • #2
    Hello,

    My name is Troy McClure and you may remember me from such "Let's resurrect the Triple Crown" related threads as:
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    I'd certainly like to see the return of the Triple Crown, or better yet, a Grand Slam of four 500 mile races - and I love to see a return of Pocono in its former glory, baby.

    Gimme the big 2K of racing!

    Welcome to TF, and please enjoy our archives, baby!


    [ August 21, 2002: Message edited by: Troy McClure ]

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    • #3
      400 miles is plenty long for the other two races, but I am all for special awards connecting races.

      I always liked the special Texas 2-Step prize.

      I would also like to see a special prize for the driver accumulating the most points in all divisions of the Copper World and the Nazareth Classic (whatever it was called). Encourage guys to run multiple divisions.

      Professor Joe
      Lost in Indy

      "So many of these guys know how to preserve their tires, how to handle traffic and how to win a race. They really deserve to be in Indy cars." - Bob East

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Professor Joe:
        <STRONG>400 miles is plenty long for the other two races, but I am all for special awards connecting races.:</STRONG>
        I think you are wrong there. We need to have at least 3 500 mile races. That last 100 miles is what seperates the winners from the whiners.


        <STRONG>I would also like to see a special prize for the driver accumulating the most points in all divisions of the Copper World and the Nazareth Classic (whatever it was called). Encourage guys to run multiple divisions.</STRONG>
        This however is great idea. If you make the bonus money big enough it may encourage some of the IRL owners to stick some of the USAC boys in one of their cars even if it is just for 1 race. If they get in and do well it could lead to more drives for them. It would also be interesting to see some of the RR's strap into a sprint or midget and see what they are made out of.

        Outlaw

        [ August 21, 2002: Message edited by: Outlaw ]

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        • #5
          Texas Motor Speedway and Eddie Gossage were instrumental in keeping the IRL alive during its formative years.

          Eddie wants Texas to be the final race of the year. What they want, they should get.

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          • #6
            Well heck, why not a 500-miler to end the season at Texas? There's your grand slam. Perhaps a Marlboro Challenge-like all-star race also. Invite every winner, polesitter and top 10 points placer from this and the previous year to a sprint format for big bucks on Saturday. That's the way to close out the year!
            "Thank God for the fortune to be here, to be an American."--Alan Kulwicki, 11/15/92

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            • #7
              I too think that the Texas II race should be a 500 mile race. Add that to 500 mile races at Michigan, California, and Indy, and you could have a Grand Slam. Pocono would be another good place to have a 500 mile race, and the IRL could do something similar to the WINSTON NO BULL 5.

              An All Star race would be great. Have it on Saturday night before the last Texas race. They could do three lap qualifying with a pit stop on the second lap, then invert the field for the race. Provide a huge bonus for fastest qualifier so there's no sandbagging. Three wide start to a 40 to 50 lap sprint race (as many laps without the need to pit), caution laps don't count, but teams can pit for fuel during yellow without losing track position.

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              • #8
                I really like the idea of the all-star
                race. I think the above ideas on how the
                field should be set are excellent as well.
                Heck, take those ideas to someone who might
                be able to make them a reality!!!
                "Freedom, just around the corner from you,
                With truth so far off what good would it do?"

                Bob Dylan- "Jokerman"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mvc:
                  <STRONG>I really like the idea of the all-star
                  race. I think the above ideas on how the
                  field should be set are excellent as well.
                  Heck, take those ideas to someone who might
                  be able to make them a reality!!! </STRONG>
                  Thanks. I put my ideas in the fan advisory board. If anybody else wants to add to them, go ahead!

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