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  • ??"an IRL official reportedly asked over the radio how everybody was doing on fuel"??

    http://espn.go.com/rpm/irl/2003/0728/1586700.html

    "And when it looked like Hornish was going to have to pit two more times with some 50 laps to go while his competitors only needed one more stop, a mysterious "debris yellow" came out to eliviate that potential problem after an IRL official reportedly asked over the radio how everybody was doing on fuel."

    Fact or fiction?

    Do they ever ask about fuel?
    Man to Man is so unjust... there's no Man you can Trust.

  • #2
    I wouldn't go so far as to say the debris yellows are thrown to benefit any specific drivers.

    But I think it's become clear that some of these cautions are thrown to bunch up the field. In fact, wasn't it "debris" that cost Sam his 8-second lead?

    At least we've come a long way from the obligatory Lap 30 debris caution that would always prevent teams from suffering the horrors of green-flag pit stops...
    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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    • #3
      Re: ??"an IRL official reportedly asked over the radio how everybody was doing on fuel"??

      Originally posted by Brickman
      http://espn.go.com/rpm/irl/2003/0728/1586700.html

      "And when it looked like Hornish was going to have to pit two more times with some 50 laps to go while his competitors only needed one more stop, a mysterious "debris yellow" came out to eliviate that potential problem after an IRL official reportedly asked over the radio how everybody was doing on fuel."

      Fact or fiction?

      Do they ever ask about fuel?

      Consider the source.

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      • #4
        I sure hope there was no favortism involved but it's happened before in the sport.

        I think all you have to do is look at the times cart teams came to Indy and were treated so fairly. I think they are interested in a fair race, so I doubt there was any monkey business.
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        • #5
          I was listening to Panther at the time and never heard anyone come on asking on that channel

          Panther was about 2 laps from coming in at that point though

          I know after it was thrown Poncho claimed to Sam it was for debris on back straight

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          • #6
            Feel free to comment on this idea that I posted on the FAB some time ago.

            FAB topic

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            • #7
              Read Forest Bond's article about "the Gang of Four" and realize that Miller is on the C^RT payroll to the tune of $40,000.00 a year. He and the other three. "racing reporters" are bought and paid for. They are C^RT employees.
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              • #8
                We were on the Observers channel on the scanner and caught the observer claiming it was for what he thought was a bolt where cars would be merging onto the track after a pit stop.

                In the same breath, he wasn't sure if he was seeing rubber there either.

                As far as the source, a caller to ESPN950 claimed he heard it on the scanner yesterday.

                What gives me an uneasy feeling about IRL Race Control is, and would lead me to believe that what RM says is true is that, well, Barnhardt seems to still be a crew chief.

                Pep talks before qualifying runs?

                Asking how teams are on fuel?

                I've always subscribed to the adage that the best officiating is officiating you don't notice.
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                • #9
                  Re: ??"an IRL official reportedly asked over the radio how everybody was doing on fuel"??

                  Originally posted by Brickman
                  http://espn.go.com/rpm/irl/2003/0728/1586700.html

                  "And when it looked like Hornish was going to have to pit two more times with some 50 laps to go while his competitors only needed one more stop, a mysterious "debris yellow" came out to eliviate that potential problem after an IRL official reportedly asked over the radio how everybody was doing on fuel."

                  Fact or fiction?

                  Do they ever ask about fuel?
                  According to my usual sources ( ), this is fact. And it was a fact that didn't set well with a LOT of teams up and down pit road.
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                  • #10
                    Yea I belive everything the nimrod writes. If RB says it I simply consider it a lie and go on with life. The guy hasn't written the truth since I've been reading him. Kind of like reading the Sunday comics, its all for a good laugh.
                    sa

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                    • #11
                      Re: Re: ??"an IRL official reportedly asked over the radio how everybody was doing on fuel&quot

                      Originally posted by spook
                      According to my usual sources ( ), this is fact. And it was a fact that didn't set well with a LOT of teams up and down pit road.
                      Well if they did it's ******** on the part of the IRL. None of their business, outside their scope of running the race.

                      Thank you
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                      • #12
                        Re: Re: Re: ??"an IRL official reportedly asked over the radio how everybody was doing on fuel&

                        Originally posted by Brickman
                        Well if they did it's ******** on the part of the IRL. None of their business, outside their scope of running the race.

                        Thank you
                        I completely agree.
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                        • #13
                          I heard the same thing Wrench did. There was a lap's debate on what and where it was. Once confirmed boom.

                          I think the incident Spook was referring to is the other debris yellow when the field was 8 seconds behind Hornish and they threw it to let Tyotas and Honders catch up
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by NDGator
                            I heard the same thing Wrench did. There was a lap's debate on what and where it was. Once confirmed boom.

                            I think the incident Spook was referring to is the other debris yellow when the field was 8 seconds behind Hornish and they threw it to let Tyotas and Honders catch up
                            Catch up? They would have been able to do that with no problem once Sam had to come in for the pit stop no one else would have needed..............

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                            • #15
                              Would Sam have even needed the "debris" yellow, considering Barron's spin?
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