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Title: It's Official! Champcar/Indycar
Post by: BrettBaldeck on February 22, 2008, 10:40:10 PM
ITs official. Champcar and Indycar will be unifying for the 2008 season.

More details to come......


Title: Re: It's Official! Champcar/Indycar
Post by: sally on February 23, 2008, 12:21:07 AM
Now those open wheel drivers that don't cut it in Cup cars will have an alternative place to drive.  Ain't that nice!

Sal


Title: Re: It's Official! Champcar/Indycar
Post by: Desmond on February 24, 2008, 06:49:09 PM
Here's an article with more information on the merger:
http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/open-wheel-unification-announced/ (http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/open-wheel-unification-announced/)

Also, IRL's Tony George and ChampCar's Kevin Kalkhoven will appear on Wind Tunnel tonight at 9 p.m. ET on SPEED Channel.


Title: Re: It's Official! Champcar/Indycar
Post by: super61 on February 24, 2008, 07:31:08 PM
yippie for them, but bad for cleveland.
we will be losing a race that has been run here for 26 years. and it does not look like it will be returning anytime soon. things change. life goes on. this will be a good thing for open wheel racing in general, so we can't frown too much. plus it's only a 2.5 hour drive to to detroit and 5 hours to indy

ken


Title: Re: It's Official! Champcar/Indycar
Post by: old hot rodder on March 03, 2008, 04:45:44 PM
Now those open wheel drivers that don't cut it in Cup cars will have an alternative place to drive.  Ain't that nice!

Sal

 ;DThat's a good one Sally. ;D


Title: Re: It's Official! Champcar/Indycar
Post by: Cheryl on March 03, 2008, 04:48:54 PM
Now those open wheel drivers that don't cut it in Cup cars will have an alternative place to drive.  Ain't that nice!

Sal

 ;DThat's a good one Sally. ;D

Speaking of...I just saw that Hornish is outside the top 35 in 2008 points.  After the 5th or 6th race, he's going to have to depend on those points.  I'm thinking giving him Kurt's points was a real waste of time. 

Cheryl


Title: Re: It's Official! Champcar/Indycar
Post by: Desmond on March 03, 2008, 07:29:21 PM
And remember that it took Hornish five tries to make his first Cup race last year.  This could be another difficult season for the driver of the #77 car.


Title: Re: It's Official! Champcar/Indycar
Post by: drpep (brian) on March 05, 2008, 02:16:57 AM
Speaking of...I just saw that Hornish is outside the top 35 in 2008 points.  After the 5th or 6th race, he's going to have to depend on those points.  I'm thinking giving him Kurt's points was a real waste of time. 

Cheryl

  Yea! I have no problem with Hornish and would have rooted for him but the point swap thing annoys me to no end. I've posted it here before, Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Allison and many others had to earn their way into a race, except when there were short fields.