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Old 12 Apr 2021, 19:28 (Ref:4045733)   #5461
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Robin Miller thinks it is possible to break the record for most different winners in a season. And we have fewer races than in the past!

https://racer.com/2021/04/12/miller-...pecking-order/

Pretty fun article to read, there is just so much talent that I doubt we will see somebody like dixon dominate a stretch again. Oh and his pick for champion will be either O'Ward or Herta.
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I echo that statement. Give it a good go Monty!
I don't know.....what's he weigh these days?.....about two Danicas back when.....?
Luckily it's Indy....once he gets rollin' it shouldn't be too bad.
'Just the start, pit stops, and yellow restarts will be his biggest concern.....
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Old 14 Apr 2021, 01:29 (Ref:4045907)   #5463
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No, RWR racing turning the fewest laps at the slowest speeds? Well I'll be, never thought I'd see that.
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Robin Miller thinks it is possible to break the record for most different winners in a season. And we have fewer races than in the past!

https://racer.com/2021/04/12/miller-...pecking-order/

Pretty fun article to read, there is just so much talent that I doubt we will see somebody like dixon dominate a stretch again.
Aaaahhhhhh yessss....."spec" shows.....they're a

Still, there's the three top teams (or is it two?).....

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The car I remember as Rick Mears, the Pennzoil Yellow Submarine, returns to Indy in 2022 with Scott Mclaughlin behind the wheel.

https://racer.com/2021/03/31/the-yel...a-new-captain/

Yes, I realize it's been older than that and famous as a Chaparral with Rutherford and more recent but for me it's Mears coming home from the town Memorial Day parade with belly full of cheap hot dogs and Acme sodas.
Famous for winning 4 Indy 500s with a diet of Mcdonalds !
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That’s nothing, Jules Goux won the 1913 Indy 500 sipping champagne at his pitstops!
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According to this entry in Wikipedia, Jules Goux reportedly consumed four bottles of champagne while driving in the Indy 500 and was later quoted as saying, "Without the good wine, I would have not been able to win."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Goux
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According to this entry in Wikipedia, Jules Goux reportedly consumed four bottles of champagne while driving in the Indy 500 and was later quoted as saying, "Without the good wine, I would have not been able to win."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Goux
Definitely an interesting anecdote. Jalopnik's take on it:

'The conclusion, based on a variety of opinions, including from some who were there, is that champagne was indeed consumed, but in restricted quantity. The containers were small 'half-bottles', containing just under half a pint each, and it is believed that Goux requested one on four of his stops rather than on all six. While Goux and [riding mechanic Emil] Begin apparently did finish all of the first half-bottle between them, the other three occasions merely consisted of either just a swallow or two, or perhaps mere use of the champagne as a form of mouthwash.'

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